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Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station 

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A long-established one-stop shop for washoku's essential "dashi"

This establishment opened its doors in Nihonbashi in 1737, during the time of Yoshimune, the eighth Shogun. It's a long-established shop which deals in all the dried bonito, kelp and so on needed to make the dashi (stock) which is such an essential part of Japanese cuisine, as well as dried mushrooms, Koya-dofu, seaweed and other dried foods. The shelves are lined with a wide selection of goods the like of which can only be found in a specialist shop, such as furikake rice toppings and "katsuo senbei", snacks made with dried bonito from Yaizu.
Address 1-7-2 Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone +81-3-3241-1211 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Holidays January 1st and 2nd
Price Dried bonito shavings 2,700 yen for 400g (contains shavings of two premium dried bonito fish) , Tenpaku donko shiitake 9,720 yen for 500g, Katsuo senbei 720 yen for 170g, Wan dashi 745 yen for 500ml
Access Approx. 15-minute walk from the Nihonbashi exit of "Tokyo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
URL http://www.yagicho-honten.jp/

updated on Apr 14, 2015

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