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Top Choice Food in Ginza & Tsukiji

Akomeya

Rice is at the core of Japanese cuisine and drink. This stylish store sells not only many types of the grain but also products made from it (such as sake), a vast range of quality cooking ingredients and a choice co…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Asakusa & Sumida River

Marugoto Nippon

Think of this as a modern mini department store, showcasing the best of Japan's best in terms of speciality food and drink (ground floor) and arts and crafts (2nd floor). There are also plenty of tasting samples, an…
Food in Ginza & Tsukiji

Tenyasu Honten

Tsukudani are various foods – mainly seafood and seaweed but sometimes meat and vegetables too – that have been preserved in a sweet soy sauce. This gorgeous weathered wooden shop with a giant indigo noren (curtain)…
Food in Akihabara, Kagurazaka & Kōrakuen

Chabara

This under-the-train-tracks shopping mall focuses on artisan food and drinks from across Japan, including premium sake, soy sauce, sweets, teas and crackers – all great souvenirs and presents.
Food in Marunouchi & Nihombashi

Futaba

Specialising in foods made from tofu, this shop and restaurant also sells amazake (¥200), the sweet milky sake drink, after which the neighbourhood shopping street is named.
Food in Akihabara, Kagurazaka & Kōrakuen

Baikatei

See (and sample) humble beans and rice whipped into pastel flowers at this award-winning traditional sweets shop, in business since 1935. There are blue door curtains out front.