This time on our embassy series, the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who spent many years studying and working in Japan before becoming ambassador. This Japan expert takes us on a tour of some of his favorite spots in Tokyo.
Ohtsuya Shoten This shop specializes in over 200 types of beans and spices. Established in 1954, its wide variety of imported foods helps give foreigners living in Tokyo a taste of home.
Kawakami An This Japanese restaurant uses buckwheat from the birthplace of soba in its authentic noodles. Fine interior design enhances the dining experience.
Yakiniku Panga This yakiniku restaurant received Halal certification from a foundation run by a local Mosque in 2017. Specializes in Japanese Black wagyu beef.
Oedo Antique Market With over 250 creators and dealers, this is Japan's largest antique flea market. Antiques from all over the world, in addition to those from Japan, are on offer. Held twice a month.
Ebiya Bijutsuten Established in 1673, this long-running shop in Nihonbashi specializes in rare antiques including pottery, clocks, woodblock prints and more.
Kochukyo One of the most well-known art specialty shops in Nihonbashi. Focuses largely on ancient Eastern ceramics, and carries many one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
- 1) Ohtsuya Shoten
- Address: 4-6-13 Ueno, Taito-ku
- 2) Kawakami An
- Address: Kajita Building B1F, 3-5-7 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku
- 3) Yakiniku Panga
- Address: 3-27-9 Taito, Taito-ku
- 4) Oedo Antique Market
- Address: Tokyo International Forum Plaza, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
- 5) Ebiya Bijutsuten
- Address: 3-2-18 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku
- 6) Kochukyo
- Address: 3-8-5 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku