A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

If you're looking for a gift for that special someone, how about choosing something that you can only find in Chuo City? The following is a selection of strikingly special items, from original merchandise with a unique Chuo City spin through to one-in-the-world masterpieces created by the hands of incredible craftspeople.

  • Shiseido Parlour Ginza Main Shop
  • Shiseido Parlour Ginza Main Shop

    Shiseido Parlour Ginza Main Shop

    Shiseido Parlour Ginza Main Shop

  • Shiseido Parlour
    Ginza Main Shop
  • Konpeito¥493(including tax)
  • A limited edition sweet-treat that you'll only find in the main Ginza shop of long-standing Western-style candy confectioner Shiseido Parlour. Keeping to traditional production methods, craftspeople skilled in the ways of sugar crystallize these little treasures over a 14 day period. The resulting angular, star-like konpeito are charming even just to look at, and make a popular gift. The modern styled package, based on the blue for which Shiseido is so well known, has also proven very popular.
  • YUUMA Nihonbashi
  • YUUMA Nihonbashi

    YUUMA Nihonbashi

    YUUMA Nihonbashi

  • YUUMA Nihonbashi
  • Begging Dog That Brings Safe Childbirth and Happiness
    Large size¥3,132(including tax), Small size¥1,836(including tax)
  • The "begging dog that brings safe childbirth and happiness" has become a bit of a television star recently, but this charming good luck charm actually originates at this store. As they are produced entirely by hand, with the white surfaces stuffed with cotton before the colors are carefully applied, the exact expression of each and every dog is subtly different. As they are known not only for their charming aspect but also for aiding in bringing safe childbirth, customers have come from far and wide to buy one.
  • Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Saika no Houseki
  • Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Saika no Houseki

    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Saika no Houseki

    Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Saika no Houseki

  • Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store Saika no Houseki
  • Juicies Nihonbashi March¥1,080(including tax)
  • The premium line of Saika no Houseki "Juicies" (jellies) are made using the juice from Japan-grown fruit and perfectly reproduce their deliciously mellow flavor. The Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store offers a limited edition package packed with these popular premium treats. The charming illustration features a lion, the symbol of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, out on a march through Nihonbashi with some cute fruit characters.
  • YU BEN DO
  • YU BEN DO

    YU BEN DO

    YU BEN DO

  • YU BEN DO
  • Cutout Cards
    Multi-color¥464(including tax), Single color¥324(including tax)
  • These hand-made cutout cards in high quality Japanese paper really show off the informed tastes of a store specializing in materials for painting and writing. The geometric patterns created by true craftspeople are colorful and unique - truly unique, in that no design is ever repeated twice. With a rich variety to choose from, you're sure to find one that you'll love.
  • Oedokashisho Ginza Matsuzaki Senbei Ginza Main Store
  • Oedokashisho Ginza Matsuzaki Senbei Ginza Main Store

    Oedokashisho Ginza Matsuzaki Senbei Ginza Main Store

    Oedokashisho Ginza Matsuzaki Senbei Ginza Main Store

  • Oedokashisho Ginza Matsuzaki Senbei Ginza Main Store
  • Edo Plate Castella¥540(including tax) *Limited numbers per day
  • Limited edition delights from the Ginza main store of Matsuzaki Senbei, long-standing masters of tile-shaped rice-crackers. These "Edo Plate Castella" are released in sets of 3 in the afternoon each Friday, with a moist and smooth texture that harkens back to the good-old-days in Japan. Each is branded with a pictorial stamp featuring such seasonal delights as the plum tree, cherry or camellia. There are a total of nine images, but as the sets are randomly packaged you won't know which you are getting until you make your purchase!
  • Plat Tsukiji, Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society
  • Plat Tsukiji, Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society

    Plat Tsukiji, Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society

    Plat Tsukiji, Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society

  • Plat Tsukiji,
    Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society
  • The tuna T-shirt¥2,060(including tax),
    The monja T-shirt¥1,350(including tax)
  • T-shirts with designs inspired by Tsukiji and Tsukishima. The tuna T-shirt with a massive tuna slap-bang in the middle makes quite an impression, with the tail design on the front and the head on the back. Featuring the Japanese character for "tuna" also makes it very popular with overseas tourists. Meanwhile, the monja T-shirt features a unique design based around nothing less than how to make monjayaki! There's a rich variety of colors available, too, with more than 20 different color variations.
  • ■Plat Tsukiji
  • ■Tsukishima Monja Promotional Cooperative Society

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.