A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

Chuo City, an area of many long-established stores, features a wide variety of miscellaneous goods that are fine quality and very affordably priced.
You can find many goods that make the perfect souvenir or gift idea. Check it out!

  • Urushigei (Lacquer Art) Nakajima
  • Urushigei (Lacquer Art) Nakajima

    Urushigei (Lacquer Art) Nakajima

    Urushigei (Lacquer Art) Nakajima

  • Urushigei (Lacquer Art) Nakajima
  • Earpicks that is housed in the box of paulownia wood3,240yen(including tax)
  • The long-established store, standing in the townscape of Tsukuda, produces earpicks made by 11th generation traditional craftsman Yasuhide Nakajima. A true craftsman, Mr. Nakajima sticks to traditional materials, using smoked soot bamboo to increase the longevity of the product. The handle is finished with lacquer, and as housed in a box of paulownia wood makes a wonderful gift.
  • Shirokiya Nakamura Denbe Shop
  • Shirokiya Nakamura Denbe Shop

    Shirokiya Nakamura Denbe Shop

    Shirokiya Nakamura Denbe Shop

  • Shirokiya Nakamura Denbe Shop
  • Clothes dusting broom
    2,268yen each(including tax)
  • Shirokiya Nakamura Denbe is a manufacturer and seller of the "Edo broom," and has remained completely unchanged since its founding in 1830. A "broom for dusting clothes," the Edo broom is made of sorghum broomcorn and can be used for a number of practical purposes. As it is soft, elastic, and made to resist static electricity, it can be used to brush off not only lint, but also dog and cat hair easily.
  • OONOYA SOUHONTEN
  • OONOYA SOUHONTEN

    OONOYA SOUHONTEN

    OONOYA SOUHONTEN

  • OONOYA SOUHONTEN
  • Fuku Tabi1,080yen each(including tax)
  • This long-established store has been in the business of producing tabi (Japanese split-toed socks) beloved by Kabuki actors, Butoh dancers, and Noh actors for about 200 years. Small "Fuku Tabi" (Fuku means good fortune in Japanese) which are about 9 cm in size, are popular souvenir items that are sold only at this store. The diverse array of tabi are handmade like ordinary socks, with each sewn one-by-one to emphasize the intricacies of both pattern and detail.
  • Tokyo Kyukyodo
  • Tokyo Kyukyodo

    Tokyo Kyukyodo

    Tokyo Kyukyodo

  • Tokyo Kyukyodo
  • Scent Bags, Yamato Nishiki (Drawstring Pouch Type)864yen each(including tax)
  • Originally founded in Kyoto in 1663 as a medicinal shop, Tokyo Kyukyodo is now a specialty shop that handles incense, Japanese paper, and Japanese stationery. The incense products produced by Kyukyodo, are based on fine natural fragrances and feature gentle and deep scents. Yamato Nishiki's (Japanese textile fabric) gorgeous insecticidal fabric scent bags are produced as original items of Kyukyodo and come in five colors: red, blue, purple, green and yellow.
  • Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center
  • Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center

    Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center

    Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center

  • Tokyo Chuo City Tourist Information Center
  • Senjafuda Card Case
    2,700yen each(including tax)
  • The Chuo City Tourist Information Center sells various souvenirs and offers services in Japanese, English, and Chinese. There are four types of Senjafuda (votive card) card cases such as Kyobashi, Tsukiji, Ginza and Nihonbashi, and comes in three colors: red, purple, and black. The card case is an original product of the Chuo City Tourism Association, which was designed by Senjafuda and incorporates designs that are intimately inspired by place names around Chuo City.
    *If you would like, you can also have the name of your favorite town in optional goods, Senjafuda wrapping cloth, transcribed onto the card case. (Requests for the transcription of town names onto the card case is the same price. Because they are handmade, please allow 1 month to complete.)
  • MUCCO
  • MUCCO

    MUCCO

    MUCCO

  • MUCCO
  • 360ºBook: Mt. Fuji2,700yen(including tax)
  • MUCCO is a select shop that offers a rich assortment of gift cards and envelopes as well as a wealth of modern Japanese sundries. The 360º Book: Mt. Fuji, is a mini-book that appears a three-dimensional model of Mt. Fuji when you open this book round. It allows you to enjoy different views of the mountain from various angles. It is highly recommended as an interior item and which comes in both Japanese and English explanations.

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.