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Shopping in Tokyo: Buy your ukiyo-e at a good price at Ebisudo Gallery!

Go to Ebisudo Gallery to buy ukiyo-e woodblock prints from Edo, Meiji and the modern era at a good price: Japanese nature, ladies in kimono
Buy ukiyo-e at a good price at Ebisudo Gallery (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices:

  • Card-size print: 500 yens
  • Art book: 1000 yens
  • Fine original print or painting: 5000-40000 yens

Open: 11:00-18:30 (Sunday and public holidays: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-3219-7651
Credit cards: Accepted.
Labels: English, French, Japanese.

Ebisudo Gallery is the specialist shop 20 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: Buy a sword, kendo armour… at Shobu-do-sangyo

Go near Suidobashi station in Tokyo to find high-quality iaido and bamboo swords, kendo armours (tailored), related equipment, books…
Buy a sword, kendo armour... at Shobu-do-sangyo (Bunkyo ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Typical prices:

  • Practice sword for iaido: 31000-212000 yens
  • Full kendo armour set: 45000-1060000 yens

Open: 11:00-19:00 (Sunday and public holidays: 11:00-18:00)

Phone: (+81) 03-3815-0411
Credit cards: Accepted.
Labels: Japanese.

Shobu-do-sangyo is the specialist shop 11 in the section B2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping in Tokyo: Offer exciting picture books from Bookhouse Jinbocho ☺

Discover exciting Japanese legends and modern stories, monsters, heroes, everyday life in Japan… and great language study books!
Offer exciting picture books from Bookhouse Jinbocho (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Typical prices:

  • Picture book in Japanese language: 1000 yens
  • Baby socks: 380 yens
  • Small toy: 580 yens

Open: 11:00-18:30

Phone: (+81) 03-3261-5691
Credit cards: Accepted.
Labels: Japanese.

Bookhouse Jinbocho is the bookshop 15 in the section C2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Shopping for books in Japan at Tokyo’s Bookhouse Jinbocho

At Bookhouse Jinbocho, you can admire a great decoration, relax and find a Japanese treasure for you, your family, your friends… You will love this bookshop designed for all children! The books, toys and other selected products are wonderful and affordable: 1.000 yens for an illustrated book of Japanese legends, 580 yens for a small toy, 380 yens for cute baby socks… The Yes in Japan team recommends you to go shopping at this popular shop when you tour Japan!
Inside Bookhouse Jinbocho (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Bookhouse Jinbocho is open from 11:00 to 18:30 every day except Wednesday. Some Japanese staff speaks English or Italian; call 03-3261-5691 if you need information or ask the Japanese staff of your hotel to contact this bookshop for you. Near Jimbocho subway station and Sakura Hotel & Café Jimbocho, Bookhouse Jinbocho is the store marked “21” on our map of Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward for autumn/winter 2014.

Sumi-e in Tokyo: Toyokuni Atelier Studio (classes, exhibition, shopping)

Art gallery/school/shop in Tokyo, Toyokuni Atelier Studio is great to discover sumi-e, Japanese ink wash painting! Enjoy a free exhibition, accessible lessons in English, and original/unique products by a Japanese father and his son 🙂 The father won awards in Italy for the picture book “Kobutori” (1987), in France for the picture book “Momotaro” (1990), in China for the woodcut print “Asian Woman” (2000)…
Sumi-e artists HONDA Yuta and Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Japanese name: 豊國アトリエ (Toyokuni Atorie).
Address: Kanda-jimbocho 3-1-13 (1st floor), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan.
Nearby subway stations: Jimbocho, Kudanshita.
Open: Tuesday-Saturday (12:00-19:00), Sunday (12:00-17:00).
Phone: Unavailable.
E-mail: info@nekomachi.com
Language: Japanese (native), English (fluent).
Credit card: Accepted (now checking usable types).

For sumi-e classes, discussions or shopping support in French language at Toyokuni Atelier Studio, contact the Yes in Japan team (early reservation with Sébastien Duval recommended).

Selling sumi-e paintings, postcards… at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni sells his artistic creations at his shop Toyokuni Atelier Studio, near Jimbocho and Kudanshita subway stations (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo): postcards, illustrated books, painted stones, iPhone cases, T-shirts, papier-mâché objects, paintings… The bilingual picture books (Japanese/English) feature fairy tales from mainland Japan, the snowy island of Hokkaido and the tropical archipelago of Okinawa!
Sumi-e painting with bamboo at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

For special orders and products on demand with international delivery, please e-mail Master Toyokuni. The process may take weeks or months but it is worth it 🙂

New tour in Tokyo: “Shopkeepers x Japanese Culture”

Travel Stand Japan just launched a Yes in Japan unique tour in Tokyo for Spring 2014: “Shopkeepers x Japanese Culture” (reference W14A). We strongly recommend you this walking tour if you love the “Made in Japan” traditional and ancient creations, want shopping ideas, and wish to meet/interact with Japanese people during your holidays in Japan.

Mamebon book in Jimbocho (Tokyo, Japan).

Explore Japanese life and culture by visiting shops in Jimbocho. Look, listen, touch and get answers to your questions about traditional and everyday life objects. You will typically discover Wagashi cakes, Washi paper, Mamebon books, Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, ancient maps, fun family card games… Our guide will lead you from little shop to little shop, introducing you to the shopkeepers and to their products, and will translate your questions (English to Japanese) and the shopkeepers’ answers (Japanese to English). Feel free to buy sweets, souvenirs and gifts for your children and friends!

Wagashi cake in Tokyo (Japan).

Current calendar for March 2014: Monday 17, Wednesday 19, Monday 24, Wednesday 26, Friday 28, and Monday 31 with departures at 13:00 near Jimbocho station and Sakura Hotel Jimbocho (between the Imperial Palace, Akihabara, Tokyo Dome and Yasukuni shrine). Follow the link below to get up-to-date information and book online.

Discover a deep Tokyo and get a unique grasp of Japan thanks to Japanese people themselves!



  • Jimbocho = 神保町, Jimbocho station = 神保町駅 (Jimbocho-eki), Tokyo = 東京.
  • Sakura Hotel Jimbocho = サクラホテル神保町 (Sakula-hotelu-jimbocho).