“Tsukiji” Market is the largest market in the world dealing with about 480 kinds of marine products and about 270 kinds of greengrocery. Its vigorous trading attracts many tourists to enjoy fresh sea foods and shopping. In this issue we introduce cafés and pastry shops around “Tsukiji” Market, good for petit a pause.
“Turret coffee” is located one street off the main street and a stylish café. It serves “third wave coffee”, with high quality. The café looks like a refurbished a warehouse having Japanese ambience, which gives off subtle tranquility. It will linger in your memory of having had enjoyed at a Japanese café “Dora-yaku”, a traditional Japanese sweets and espresso with Japanese tableware.
About “Turret coffee”
・Hours: (Mon – Sat) 7:00 – 18:00, (Sun & National holidays) 10:00 – 18:00
・Closed: Open every day
2 minutes walk from Exit 2 at “Tsukiji” Station, Tokyo Metro “Hibiya” Line
“4SEASON” is located outside at the outer market of “Tsukiji” Market. It is an old café with friendly ambience run by a couple. You cannot help but staying there for a long time. At this café you should not miss the delicious spaghetti which is very popular and also introduced by television and magazine. You can choose among 12 kinds of flavors. The traditional Neapolitan and Japanese spaghetti flavored with soya sauce are highly recommended. Why not check it up at “Tsukiji”?
・Hours: 7:30 – 16:00 (last order at 15:30), Spaghetti is served from 9:30.
・Closed: Sun & National Holidays
5 minutes walk from Exit 1 at “Tsukiji” Station, Tokyo Metro “Hibiya” Line
3.”Yonemoto Coffee Shop –Main Shop”
source: Jin loves to eat
Very popular “Yonemoto Coffee Shop” runs several cafes in Tokyo. Its main café is located in “Tsukiji”. The café has a history of more than 50 years since its foundation in 1960. At the café with relaxing atmosphere, you can have a pause enjoying typical Japanese taste of drinks such as café macchiato with dark molasses and green tea macchiato with dark molasses. Many foreign tourists visit there.
About “Yonemoto Coffee Sop – Main Shop”
・Hours: 06:00 – 16:00
・Closed: Sun & National Holidays
4 minutes walk from Exit 1 at “Tsukiji” Station, Tokyo Metro “Hibiya” Line
“Takatani-do” is a famous patisserie near “Tsukiji” Station. You cannot eat there but for take-out only. They don’t sell many varieties but a few fine sweets. Among all the superb cream puff and financier (a French cake) are highly recommended. The cream puff with crispy skin has vanilla beans cream of rich flavor inside. The financier has an impeccable combination of its skin and softness inside.
・Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
・Closed: open every day
3 minutes walk from Exit 1 at “Tsukiji” Station, Tokyo Metro “Hibiya” Line
“Tsukiji Terrace” is a donning bar & café located a few minutes’ walk away from “Tsukiji” Station where you can enjoy drinks and meals. It has fashionable and tranquil ambience so much so, even if you are alone you feel comfortable. It opens early hours and therefore convenient. Please remember it! As there are tables on the terrace, you can spend relaxing time outside on a lovely day. You have varieties of choice on the menu. Why not make a pause at “Tsukiji Terrace” during your visit at “Tsukiji”.
About “Tsukiji Terrace”
(Mon – Fri) 8:00 – 23:00 (last order at 22:00)
(Sat) 11:30 – 23:00 (last order at 22:00)
(Sun & National holidays) 11:30 – 19:00 (last order at 18:00)
・Closed on the year end
3 minutes walk from Exit 2 at “Tsukiji” Station, Tokyo Metro “Hibiya” Line
Information about “Tsukiji”
・Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
・Direction (subway & bus):
By subway: 1 minute walk from Exit A1 at “Tsukiji-shijo”, Toei “Oedo” Line
By bus: Take the bus for “ Toyomi Suisan Futo” (都04) at Exit South of “Tokyo” JR Station and get off at “Tsukiji 3-chome”
・Travel time from Haneda/ Narita Airport, “Tokyo” Station
About 40 minutes from Haneda Airport, about 75 minutes from Narita Airport, about 15 minutes from “Tokyo” Station
・Official Site URL: http://www.tsukiji.or.jp/index.html