Monthly Archives: November 2015

Shopping in Tokyo: Kimonos at Konjaku Kimono Kocho

Wear a kimono, decorate a room in your house, office or restaurant… In Tokyo, Konjaku Kimono Kocho sells fine second-hand Japanese traditional clothes for men and women at great prices! At this shop, you can buy your kimono made in Japan according to your needs and wishes, in cotton, polyester or silk.

Red kimono at Konjaku Kimono Kocho (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Blue kimono at Konjaku Kimono Kocho (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Haori coat/jacket: 1.000 yens
  • Obi long & large belt: 4.000 yens
  • Tabi socks: 1.000 yens
  • Artistic kimono dress: 5.000-50.000 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Konjaku Kimono Kocho.

Shopping in Tokyo: Preserved food at Ebiya Souhonpo

Try Japanese preserved food boiled in soy! In Tokyo, Ebiya Souhonpo makes tsukudani since 1869. Great as snacks, with saké, in rice balls… for 3 months. Samurai warriors often bought some as souvenir of Tokyo!

Preserved food boiled in soy at Ebiya Souhonpo (Sumida ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Price for shrimps, beans, fishes, seaweed, squids…: 324 yens per 100g

Rental in Tokyo: Bicycles at Rin Project Customer Shop

Rent a bicycle and ride it in Tokyo or from Tokyo to Kamakura or Saitama! In Asakusa area, Rin Project Customer Shop is a Japanese designer and maker of cycling accessories/clothes made in Japan since 2003. Reserve early!

Cycling from Rin Project Customer Shop (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • Bicycle rental (1 day): 3.240 yens
  • Bicycle rental (2 days): 5.400 yens
  • Rin Project helmet: 12.960 yens
  • Rin Project trousers: 11.880 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when renting or shopping at Rin Project Customer Shop.

Shopping in Tokyo: Cooking knives at Kamata Hakensha

Select top-grade kitchen knives made in Japan for your home or restaurant! In Tokyo, Kamata Hakensha is a family speciality store open in 1923; it proposes 800 Japanese knives, many hand-made, and you can engrave a name for free!

Cooking knives at Kamata Hakensha (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Engraving a cooking knife at Kamata Hakensha (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • All-purpose cooking knife: 6.000 yens
  • Fish knife: 4.800 yens
  • Sashimi knife: 5.700 yens
  • Home-use set: 17.400 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Kamata Hakensha.

Shopping in Tokyo: Swords, tea sets, artworks… at Asakusa Kobijutsu

Find swords, tea sets, artworks… in Tokyo! Asakusa Kobijutsu is an exciting antique shop selling samurai swords & armours, bowls & utensils for tea ceremonies, iron kettles, kimonos made in Japan, Japanese accessories, gems, traditional dolls, ukiyo-e illustrations… Check cheap replicas or pricey genuine articles!

Swords, armours, artworks, iron kettles... at Asakusa Kobijutsu (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

The products in store change every day…

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Asakusa Kobijutsu.