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Discover local specialties from across Japan

From assorted specialties to goodies for tasting on the spot, delight in local flavors from across Japan right here in Tokyo

CHABARA

Chabara, built in the former Kanda Seika Market - home to a lively group of vegetable and fruit wholesalers, is a new complex in Akihabara dedicated to promoting Japan’s food culture. Tenants include the Nippon Hyakkaten store’s Shokuhinkan annex dealing in a collection of delicacies from across Japan; Yanaka Coffeeten, which roasts coffee beans for each cup a customer orders; and Komaki Shokudo—Zen Cuisine Kamakura Fushikian, which serves zen meals in a casual café environment.
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  • 1. Exterior
  • 2. Nippon Hyakkaten Shokuhinkan
  • 3. Yanaka Coffeeten
  • 4. Komaki Shokudo—Zen Cuisine Kamakura Fushikian

Ekiben-ya Matsuri

Matsuri, on Central Street inside the ticket gates of JR Tokyo Station, specializes in ekiben boxed meals sold on trains and at stations for travelers. It carries more than 170 varieties, from well-known favorites to seasonal exclusives, offering the chance to taste unique flavors from across Japan right here in Tokyo. Visit the fun demonstration space to watch the making of boxed meals and buy them freshly made.
For details, visit the establishment’s website (external link) (Japanese)

  • 1. Exterior
  • 2. Interior display ideal for photo shoots
  • 3. Boxed meals from across Japan
  • 4. Tokyo Bento, exclusive to Tokyo Station

Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan

Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, in front of JR Yurakucho Station, features the antenna shops of 13 prefectures including Hokkaido, Tokushima and Kagawa combined, and Toyama. Some shops have an eat-in corner in addition to the to-go section selling local specialties and other souvenirs. Each offers insight into the products of a different area of Japan, while you never step foot outside Tokyo.
For details, visit the establishment’s website (external link) (Japanese)

  • 1. Tokushima-Kagawa Tomony Ichiba—Furusato Market
  • 2. Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza
  • 3. Iki-iki Toyamakan

Nomono

Nomono introduces the charms of eastern Japan through local foods. It organizes regular fairs highlighting a certain region or theme, and offers new culinary discoveries. Each of the two branches, at JR Ueno and Akihabara stations, come complete with an eat-in space for enjoying dishes made with select ingredients together with a variety of drinks including local beer.
For details, visit the establishment’s website (external link) (Japanese)

  • 1. Ueno branch exterior
  • 2. Akihabara branch exterior
  • 3. Akihabara branch interior
  • 4. Tororingo, with a dough of Akita Komachi brand rice and filling of a whole Akita-grown apple

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