Ginza Six: Japanese Gourmet Tour

2017.04.26

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In the previous installment of our series on new shopping center Ginza Six, we covered lifestyle goods. This time, we take a look at some of Ginza Six’s 32 restaurants and cafes—particularly the ones serving food in the Japanese tradition!

1. Nakamura Tokichi Main Store

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Established in 1854, Nakamura Tokichi is one of Japan’s great tea stores, striving to help people create room for the timeless pleasure of green tea in a changing world.

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At the cafe next door, refined green tea is served along with an array of sweets carefully crafted as the perfect complement. Takeaway is also available for gifts for those at home!

Nakamura Tokichi Main Store
Address: Ginza Six 4F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. (last order: 7:45 p.m.)
Telephone: +81 (0)3-6264-5168
http://www.tokichi.jp/

 

 

2. Shobunsu Fermented Vinegar

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Shobunsu have been making vinegar in Fukuoka for 300 years, and now they’ve come to Ginza Six. Their vinegar is made with secret recipes and techniques kept strictly in the family.

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Fermented vinegar isn’t just tasty—it’s also good for you, fighting the accumulated lactic acid that causes fatigue. Choose from premium vinegar made from only the most carefully selected ingredients, pre-made dishes showcasing the delicious taste of black vinegar, Nankan inari sushi, and even vinegar sweets made in collaboration with Kazuo Noguchi, Japan’s busiest pastry chef.

Shobunsu Fermented Vinegar
Address: Ginza Six B2F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Telephone: +81 (0)3-6264-5531
http://www.shoubun.jp/

 

3. Tsujiri

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The original Tsujiri location opened its doors in Uji, Kyoto in 1860, towards the end of the Edo period. Their new Ginza Six store fuses Japanese interior design with modern elegance, offering green tea, Ginza-only sweets, and even takeaway matcha from a cafe stand.

 

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Our eye was particularly drawn to the “Tsujiri Miyako Rich Tea Terrine,” a delicious confection of matcha and white chocolate with pâte de fruits for added zest.

Tsujiri
Address: Ginza Six B2F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Telephone: +81 (0)3-6263-9988
http://www.kataoka.com/tsujiri-ujihonten/index.html

 

4. “Fu Fu Fu and…” by Hanbey

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Hanbey have been famous for their fu (wheat gluten) since 1689, when they opened their first store in Kyoto. “Fu Fu Fu and…” is a new concept store designed to help create new fans of fu in Tokyo and, eventually, worldwide.

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To commemorate the opening of their Ginza store, Hanbey have crafted a special cheese and pepper stick that’s a perfect companion for both wine and beer.

“Fu Fu Fu and…” by Hanbey
Address: Ginza Six B2F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Telephone: +81 (0)3-6280-6922
http://fufufuand.jp/

 

5. Honmido

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Honmido is a new sweets brand from the Sendai-based Kosho Sanzen—and Ginza Six is their first location. The “Honmido Sandwich” is particularly intriguing, with delicious egg white awayuki between two delicate langue de chat wafers.

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You’ll also find almond and cinnamon pies, mitarashi pancakes, and many other new ideas inspired by their slogan: “beyond Japanese sweets.”

Honmido
Address: Ginza Six B2F, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo
Hours: 10:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Telephone: +81 (0)3-6274-6131
http://www.sanzen.co.jp/

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