SHOP FOR TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

tokyo

  • Pick up some stunning traditional crafts, sought by collectors around the world
  • Visit a family business with centuries of experience and expertise
  • From hand-made knives to gold-infused fabrics, discover something incredible




With its minimal wooden interiors and neat rows of modern glass bottles, Kayanoya could easily pass as a chic lifestyle store. However, this 120-year-old soy sauce company is just one of a string of old family businesses to have undergone a contemporary makeover at Coredo Muromachi, a three-building retail complex in Nihonbashi. Coredo 1 is home to Nihonbashi Kiya, dating back to 1722, which crafts wood-handled knives sought after by chefs around the globe. Next door, the Nihonbashi Dashi Bar sells deliciously warming dashi broth—the Starbucks of fish stock. Just opposite is Hakuza Nihonbashi, which sells all manner of gold—from fabrics with real gold thread to little pots of gold flakes for sprinkling atop cocktails. Nearby at Okui Kaiseido, you’ll find top-quality kombu (seaweed) alongside rainbow-bright washi rice paper boxes. Over in Coredo 3, stock up on naturally brewed soy sauce on the first floor at Kayanoya, then head upstairs to Claska Gallery & Shop DO, showcasing products from across Japan (organic canvas totes; soft cotton towels; zelkova wood plates). Need a snack? Stop for coffee—or a delicious organic Japanese meal—at restaurant DO Tabelka next door.















Located alongside Mitsukoshi-Mae Station, you’ll find the shopping plaza surrounded by red flags which each announce “Coredo”. This is not to be confused with the mall one block over with red flags which say “Yuito”! The main entrance is opposite Mitsui Memorial Museum.

​​KAYANOYA: Coredo Muromachi 3, 1F, 1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-6262-3170; kayanoya.com

​​NIHONBASHI KIYA: Coredo Muromachi 1, 1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3241-0110; kiya-hamono.co.jp/english/index

​​HAKUZA NIHONBASHI: Coredo Muromachi 1, 1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3273-8941; hakuza.co.jp/company/shop06_concept

​​OKUI KAISEIDO: Coredo Muromachi 1, 1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3548-0493; konbu.jp/shoplist/nihonbashi

​​CLASKA GALLERY & SHOP DO: Coredo Muromachi 3, 3F, 1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-6262-3270; do.claska.com/shop/nihonbashi/index

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DO TABELKA: Coredo Muromachi 3, 3F, 1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-6262-3271; do.claska.com/shop/do_tabelka





SHOP FOR TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

SHOP FOR TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

tokyo

  • Pick up some stunning traditional crafts, sought by collectors around the world
  • Visit a family business with centuries of experience and expertise
  • From hand-made knives to gold-infused fabrics, discover something incredible




With its minimal wooden interiors and neat rows of modern glass bottles, Kayanoya could easily pass as a chic lifestyle store. However, this 120-year-old soy sauce company is just one of a string of old family businesses to have undergone a contemporary makeover at Coredo Muromachi, a three-building retail complex in Nihonbashi. Coredo 1 is home to Nihonbashi Kiya, dating back to 1722, which crafts wood-handled knives sought after by chefs around the globe. Next door, the Nihonbashi Dashi Bar sells deliciously warming dashi broth—the Starbucks of fish stock. Just opposite is Hakuza Nihonbashi, which sells all manner of gold—from fabrics with real gold thread to little pots of gold flakes for sprinkling atop cocktails. Nearby at Okui Kaiseido, you’ll find top-quality kombu (seaweed) alongside rainbow-bright washi rice paper boxes. Over in Coredo 3, stock up on naturally brewed soy sauce on the first floor at Kayanoya, then head upstairs to Claska Gallery & Shop DO, showcasing products from across Japan (organic canvas totes; soft cotton towels; zelkova wood plates). Need a snack? Stop for coffee—or a delicious organic Japanese meal—at restaurant DO Tabelka next door.















Located alongside Mitsukoshi-Mae Station, you’ll find the shopping plaza surrounded by red flags which each announce “Coredo”. This is not to be confused with the mall one block over with red flags which say “Yuito”! The main entrance is opposite Mitsui Memorial Museum.

​​KAYANOYA: Coredo Muromachi 3, 1F, 1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-6262-3170; kayanoya.com

​​NIHONBASHI KIYA: Coredo Muromachi 1, 1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3241-0110; kiya-hamono.co.jp/english/index

​​HAKUZA NIHONBASHI: Coredo Muromachi 1, 1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3273-8941; hakuza.co.jp/company/shop06_concept

​​OKUI KAISEIDO: Coredo Muromachi 1, 1F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3548-0493; konbu.jp/shoplist/nihonbashi

​​CLASKA GALLERY & SHOP DO: Coredo Muromachi 3, 3F, 1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-6262-3270; do.claska.com/shop/nihonbashi/index

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DO TABELKA: Coredo Muromachi 3, 3F, 1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-6262-3271; do.claska.com/shop/do_tabelka