Saturday, December 7, 2019

Beautiful and Elegant: the Cut Glassware Shop Hanashyo

After 170 years, a century-old glass cutting method has been revived in Nihonbashi! Edo Kiriko, one of the finest glass cutting techniques in Japan, was established in 1834 by Kagaya Kyubei, who owned a glassware...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Charles in Asakusa, Nihonbashi & Kichijoji

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Kiya

  Slice of Edo Life Kiya has been specializing in cutlery and knives since 1792 and its shop banner and logo can be spotted in historic art pieces depicting Nihonbashi in 1805. Here you can find...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Ninben

Stock Up On This Established in 1699, Ninben has been known as the leading brand in dried bonito flakes for centuries. Stock made using the fermented bonito is said to be origin of Japanese flavors....

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Nishikawa

Not Resting On Laurels Bedclothes and sleeping goods maker Nishikawa has been in Nihonbashi for over 400 years since the Muromachi era. Nishikawa has history of pacesetting innovation, dating back from improving the mosquito net...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Nihonbashi Saruya

Get Picky This is the only handmade toothpick specialty store not only in Japan, but in the world, with a history dating back over 300 years. These individually-carved toothpicks are made from high-quality fragrant wood and...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Kuroeya

  Lasting Lacquerware This lacquerware shop harks back over 300 years to the Edo era, and preserves techniques from the Kuroe Village in what is now known as Wakayama Prefecture, famed for its lacquer production. A...

Centuries of Craftsmanship : Haibara

The Write Stuff Now run by the 7th generation owner, this washi (Japanese paper) specialist has been along Nihombashi for over 200 years. The exquisite paper products here will make you feel like rediscovering sensory...

COREDO: Explore Japanese Culture

Located in the center of Nihonbashi, COREDO – referring to the “core of Edo” – is a modern shopping complex with traditional and modern Japanese products and services that convey the essence of Japan. The...

Nihombashi Takashimaya

Marking the Passage of Time: Classic Takashimaya When you visit the Nihombashi branch of Takashimaya, you are entering more than just a store. You are stepping afoot onto an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Built...