A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

Adding a traditional, high-quality item to your everyday life is sure to naturally bring a measure of relaxation to both body and mind.
Use any of these items once, and nothing else will ever be good enough again. Revel in this introduction to true masterpieces of Chuo City.

  • Kuroeya
  • Kuroeya

    Kuroeya

    Kuroeya

  • Kuroeya
  • 3.5 Katakuchi Bowl, Tamenuri (photo front right), Araishu (photo back right) 16,740yen each(including tax)
  • 2.2 Cherry Blossom Hazori Sake Cup, Tamenuri (photo front left), Araishu (photo back left) 4,860yen(including tax)
  • A lacquerware specialist founded in 1689. The appeal of lacquerware lies not only in its durability, but also the fact that the more it is used, and the more years that pass, the more lustrous it becomes, the true beauty of its coating revealing itself with the passage of time. This Aizu-style katakuchi bowl offers a variety of uses, including holding not only liquor but all sorts of food or drink. Why not buy a set with a sake cup that feels both great to hold and comfortably smooth against your mouth?
  • Edokiriko Shop Hanashyo
  • Edokiriko Shop Hanashyo

    Edokiriko Shop Hanashyo

    Edokiriko Shop Hanashyo

  • Edokiriko Shop Hanashyo
  • Kome Tsunagi Tumbler 108,000yen each(including tax)
  • A workshop and direct retailer of Edokiriko glass, and also responsible for making gifts for state guests, including for the Toyako Summit. The kome tsunagi pattern with a motif of grains of rice has been well received all over the world, and can only be created by Ryuichi Kumakura, a second-generation craftsman. With the entire process performed by hand, it brings out both the natural sparkle of the glass and the delicate facets of the pattern.
  • Ubukeya
  • Ubukeya

    Ubukeya

    Ubukeya

  • Ubukeya
  • Japanese Knife Shuko-Type, Blade Length 17.5cm 22,680yen(including tax)
    Sewing Scissors 24cm 22,680yen(including tax)
    Thick Tweezers 11,880yen(including tax)
  • A long-standing knife and edged tool maker, founded in 1783. The "ubuke" in the name comes from the Japanese for "soft, downy hair", and the store is so-named for selling items that can shave (knives), cut (scissors), or pull it out (tweezers). Not only the quality of their knives and scissors, but also the quality of their tweezers has been highly praised, as being easy to grab each hair and remove them without any pain. If your blades start to dull, they will also sharpen them back up for you.
  • Furoshiki Specialist Store Tokyo Karakusaya
  • Furoshiki Specialist Store Tokyo Karakusaya

    Furoshiki Specialist Store Tokyo Karakusaya

    Furoshiki Specialist Store Tokyo Karakusaya

  • Furoshiki Specialist Store Tokyo Karakusaya
  • Kichijyo Takara-zukushi 75cm wide 21,600yen(including tax)
  • A direct retailer of a Kyoto based furoshiki (wrapping cloth) store with more than 100 years of history, here you can find more than 1000 different types of furoshiki on offer, from reasonably priced everyday items to high-class masterpieces. The 100% silk Kichijyo Takara-zukushi is the definitive wrapping cloth, created using perfected techniques and featuring a pattern of items that are considered celebratory or lucky in Japan, including pine, bamboo and plum, cranes and tortoises, jewels, and a fabled magic mallet. It is characterized by an elegant luster. *The store is scheduled to move to the main store in early October.
  • Ginza Natsuno
  • Ginza Natsuno

    Ginza Natsuno

    Ginza Natsuno

  • Ginza Natsuno
  • Ebony Octagonal Chopstick (photo front) 5,400yen(including tax)
    Satine Octagonal Chopsticks (photo back) 5,400yen(including tax)
    *Stand sold separately
  • A chopstick specialist retailing more than 3000 types of chopsticks and 1000 types of chopstick stands. The octagonal chopsticks are created by hand by skilled craftspeople, with an octagonal finish from the grip down to the tips, and feel light and stable to hold. The chopsticks for men are made with ebony, which achieves a unique luster the more it is polished, while the chopsticks for women are made with richly colored, durable natural satine wood.
  • Tsukiji Masamoto
  • Tsukiji Masamoto

    Tsukiji Masamoto

    Tsukiji Masamoto

  • Tsukiji Masamoto
  • Chef's Knife, Steel 21cm (photo top) 16,200yen(including tax)
    Santoku All-Purpose Kitchen Knife, Stainless 18cm (photo bottom row)
    15,984yen(including tax)
    *Sheathe sold separately
  • A knife specialist, featuring around 1600 knives lining their shelves and offering something for everyone from professional chefs to use for home cooking. The all-purpose santoku knives and chef’s knives are especially popular, and boast an incredible cutting edge. When you make a purchase, the blade is given a final sharpening by hand, in order to achieve the best possible cutting edge.

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.