This popular third-generation restaurant specializes in Western-style dishes adapted to the Japanese palate. The stand-and-slurp ramen counter is under renovation, but diners can still eat ramen in the sit-down restaurant.
Taimeiken Ramen, Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi 1-12-10
Founded in 1653, Ozu Washi has a colorful array of handmade Japanese washi paper and stationery. Register in advance for a craft class.
Ozu Washi, 3-chōme-6-2 Nihonbashihonchō, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 103-0023, Japan
This is one of the few remaining department stores with elevators staffed by designer-attired concierges. Pick up a bento box and a beer in the vast basement food floor and take it up to the rooftop for a picnic.
Takashimaya, Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi 2-4-1
Tsuruya Yoshinobu Tokyo Mise
The counter experience at this Kyoto confectionary shop gives visitors a unique treat, literally: Matcha is served with a seasonal wagashi dessert that is handmade before your eyes by a trained craftsman.
Tsuruya Yoshinobu Tokyo Mise, Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Muromachi 1-5-5, Coredo Muromachi 3
Mikado, with its sunny orange awning, is a retro kissaten, or traditional coffee shop, that is known for its mocha soft serve. The morning service for full breakfast, including coffee with toast and eggs or pancakes, is a bargain.
Mikado, 1-chōme-6-7 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 103-0022, Japan
Toyama Kan is a boutique representing food and local products from Toyama prefecture, on the Sea of Japan. Get flights of jizake local sake, and sake-friendly bites like pickles and fish cakes, at the picturesque counter.
Toyama Kan, Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Muromachi 1-1-8