Line-up of major “Antenna-Shop” around Ginza


<What is “Antenna-Shop”?>

It’s a shop open formally selling local specialties from all over Japan to give publicity.  You can also get the sightseeing information of each place in there.  You can buy things such as food, drink, alcohol, and craft products, which you can’t get unless you actually visit each local place.

What’s more?  Some shops have restaurants or “eat-in booths”, where you can casually eat their specialties.  And some stores even have local sake that we can try with reasonable prices.

There are over 20 antenna shops, showing a concentration in the Yuraku-cho and Ginza areas.

You’ll feel like you are sightseeing all over Japan, when visiting these satellite shops and you can get to them all quickly from Tokyo Station.

▼Kyoto

“Koyto-kan” http://www.kyotokan.jp/

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Only a minute walk from the Yaesu-chuo exit of Tokyo Station.

In the spacious store, they sell various Kyoto specialties such as fans, small articles, china and porcelain, traditional craft art like dyed goods, colorful Kyoto sweets, Japanese sweets (Yatsuhashi, Yokan, and green tea flavored sweets), pickles and Japanese sake, etc…  They also hold some demonstration events by craftsmen invited from Kyoto.  It’s the best place for sightseers from overseas!

 

【Address】2-1-1 Yaesu Chuo-ku, Tokyo Yanmar Tokyo Building 1F

【Tel】03-5204-2260

【Open Hours】10:30am ~ 7:00pm

【Holiday】The last Wednesday in March and September, New Year’s Holiday (December 30 ~ January 3)

【Access】A one minute walk from the Yaesu-chuo exit of Tokyo Station (JR) [You will see it right after you get out of the No.27 of the exit of the “Yaesu Chikagai (underground shopping area)]

 

▼Iwate

“Iwate Ginga Plaza” http://www.iwate-ginpla.net/

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You can eat a soft ice cream from Koiwai Farm, which is rich in flavor, and Zunda-Rice Cake made from Zunda (green beans), and Zunda Ice cream in the “eat-in booth”.  They also sell a seafood bento full of fresh seafood caught from Sanriku Coast.

And what’s more?

Morioka Three Special Noodles (Reimen, Jajamen, Wanko-soba), Nanbu Senbei (rice cracker), Gomazuri-dango (sesame dumpling), Kamome-no-Tamago(seagull’s egg), seafood from Sanriku Coast (dried fish, seaweed…) and artful crafts such as Nanbu-Tekki (iron ware), etc…

 

【Address】5-15-1 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo Nankai Tokyo Building 1F

【Tel】03-3524-8282

【Open Hours】10:30am ~ 7:00pm (The last day of each month: ~ 5:00pm)

【Holiday】Open throughout the year EXCEPT the New Year’s Holiday

【Access】You will see it right after you get out of the No.6 exit of the “Higashi-Ginza Station” (Tokyo-Metro, Toei-Subway)

▼Gunma

“Gunma Sogo Jyoho Center Gunma-chan chi” http://kikaku.pref.gunma.jp/g-info/

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Soft ice cream from Kozu cattle farm, Yaki-manjyu (a baked bun with a bean-jam filling) and Mizusawa-Udon (thick noodle) are popular in this shop.  They also sell konyaku products (a jelly-like food made from the starch of devil’s tongue).  They offer their local information about the hot-spring resort such as Kusatsu, Minakami and Ikaho.  You can also know more about Tomioka Silk Mill, which is designated by the government as a historical site.

What’s more?

They sell various kinds of “Gunma-chan goods” as well!  Gunma-chan was brilliantly awarded 1st place on the all Japan mascot character popularity vote. If you are lucky, you might be able to see a real Gunma-chan!?

 

【Address】5-13-19 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo DUPLEX Ginza Tower 1・2F

【Tel】03-3546-8511

【Open Hours】10:00am ~ 7:00pm

【Holiday】Open throughout the year EXCEPT the New Year’s Holiday

【Access】You will see it right after you get out of the No.4 exit of the “Higashi-Ginza Station” (Tokyo-Metro, Toei-Subway)

▼Okinawa

“Ginza Washita Shop” http://www.washita.co.jp/info/shop/ginza/

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Once you get inside of the shop, you feel as if you were in a southern country, with some BGM of Ryukyu pops or traditional Okinawan folk music!

They sell passion fruits, typical southern country fruits such as shekwasha, all kinds of juice with those fruits’ flavors, Okinawa’s specialties, bitter melon, shimarakkyo (pickled scallion) and other vegetables direct from Okinawa.  There are a variety of sweets made from red potatoes as well.  And… what’s more?  You can eat various Okinawa gourmets such as fresh fried sata andagi (like a doughnut made in Okinawa), Okinawa-Soba (noodle) or Taco-Rice in the “eat-in booth”.  If you like alcohol, try a glass of Awamori (strong Okinawan liquor distilled from rice or millet) on B1F!

 

【Address】1-3-9 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo Maruito Building 1F・B1F

【Tel】03-3535-6991

【Open Hours】10:30am ~ 8:00pm

【Holiday】Open throughout the year EXCEPT the New Year’s Holiday

【Access】You will see it right after you get out of the No.3 exit of the “Ginza-Icchome” station (Tokyo-Metro Yuraku-cho Line) / a 4 minute walk from the “Yuraku-cho” station (JR)

▼Kōchi

“Marugoto Kōchi” http://www.marugotokochi.com/

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At the entrance, you will be welcomed by a historical great man, whom Kōchi produced, Sakamoto Ryoma’s statue.

Processed goods, such as dressing or jam, made from Kōchi’s specialty yuzu (citrus), tuna and ginger are on sale inside of the store.  You can also buy Imo-Kenpi (sweetened fried sweet potato), simply flavored salty Mirei cookies, even “cap-shaped bread” too.

On B1F, they sell some craft arts made with washi (Japanese traditional paper) and various kinds of local sake.  You can try that sake for 153yen per drink.

They had a dining space, where we can eat the local food, Tosa cuisine.

 

 

【Address】1-3-13 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo REEPLEX Ginza Tower 1F

【Tel】03-3538-4365

【Open Hours】10:30am ~ 8:00pm

【Holiday】Open throughout the year EXCEPT the New Year’s Holiday

【Access】You will see it right after you get out of the No.3 exit of the “Ginza-Ichome” station (Tokyo-Metro) / a 4 minute walk from the “Yuraku-cho” station (JR)

▼Hiroshima

“Hiroshima Brand Shop TAU” http://www.tau-hiroshima.jp/

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Their popular items are Hassaku-Daifuku (a soft round rice cake stuffed with sweet orange jam), and a lemon cake made from Setouchi-grown lemons, etc…  They also sell Momiji-Manjyu (a maple shaped bun with a bean-jam filling) with various flavors, processed oysters, Okonomiyaki (a thin, flat cake of unsweetened batter – fried with various ingredients).

The floors between B1F to 3F are filled with stores related to Hiroshima, and there is a select-shop of Kumano-fude, which is proudly of world’s highest quality and Okonomiyaki restaurant, “Sanshou”, where you can eat Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki, on the 2nd floor.

 

【Address】1-6-10 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo Ginza Top One Building

【Tel】03-5579-9952

【Open Hours】1F (goods sales floor) 10:30am ~ 8:00pm

【Holiday】Open throughout the year EXCEPT the New Year’s Holiday

【Access】A one minute walk from No.6 exit of the “Ginza Ichome” station (Tokyo-Metro)

 

▼Hokkaido

“Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza Yuraku-cho store” https://www.dosanko-plaza.jp/shop/index.html

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They sell various farm products, dairy products, fresh seafood and sweets, all blessed with nature in Hokkaido. The fairs held weekly are popular too!

What’s more?  Soft Ice Cream made with Yubari melon’s juice, and fresh fried croquette made with danshaku imo (baron potato) are also popular!

 

【Address】2-10-1 Yuraku-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan 1F

【Tel】03-5224-3800

【Open Hours】10:00am ~ 8:00pm

【Holiday】Open throughout the year EXCEPT the New Year’s Holiday

【Access】A one minute walk from Yuraku-cho station (JR) / A 3 minute walk from “Yuraku-cho” station (Tokyo-Metro)

 

▼Wakayama

“Wakayama Kishu-kan” http://www.kishukan.com/

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You will be surprised to see more than 50 kinds of Nankoubai (pickled ume)!

They also sell various kinds of tangerines and Japanese persimmons.

There are a variety of drinks, such as tangerine juice, ume juice and ume liquor as well.

 

 

【Address】2-10-1 Yuraku-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan B1F

【Tel】03-6269-9434

【Open Hours】10:00am ~ 7:00pm (Holiday: ~6:00pm)

【Holiday】Open throughout the year EXCEPT the New Year’s Holiday

【Access】A one minute walk from Yuraku-cho station (JR) / A 3 minute walk from “Yuraku-cho” station (Tokyo-Metro)

In Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, you can also enjoy other antenna shops of Akita, Toyama, Fukuoka (Hakata), Kagawa, Tokushima, and Osaka, etc…  So… check them out too!!!


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