There are so many shops to see on Nippori Seni-gai!
Once you leave Nippori station from the South Exit and turn right at the Café, you’ll reach Nippori Seni-gai street. There are quite a few shops to see, and you might not be able to decide which one to go to first.
Among all the shops, this Japanese clothing shop caught our eyes.
There are some used Kimono shops where you can buy Kimono at really cheap prices.
There are also some other shops where you can buy the necessary accessories for Kimono, such as obi obihimo, and zouri.
They have a variety of clothing from expensive to antique that are about 108 yen per meter.
Looks like you might be able to find something you like.
Next, we found was this leather shop.
There are a variety of leather items in front of the shop, and their prices are cheap.
This street is known as “the street of fabric”, so it’s the best place to find textiles and clothing!
There are also shops that sell rice cookies and tea, so it’s a good place to find gifts.
5-33-10 Higashi Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
http://nippori-senigai.com/(Japanese text only)
“Habutae Dango”, the Tokyo dumpling with a history of 200 years
You can have a tea and dumplings at HABUTAE 1819.
You can eat inside the shop, but we decided on 2 skewers of Habutae Dango (540 yen) for take out.
The dumpling is made of rice powder, one with a soy sauce flavor and another with anko.
The soy sauce flavor doesn’t taste salty, but very smooth.
Anko is also very delicious with its sweet smooth taste.
6-60-6, Higashi Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
11:00-18:00/No scheduled holidays
http://www.habutae.jp/(Japanese text only)
A historical cemetery and popular café
After passing through Nippori station from the West Exit, we headed to Yanaka Cemetery.
The cemetery has about 7,000 gravestones. There is also temple near the large statue of the Buddha.
The last samurai of Edo rests in peace in Yanaka Cemetry. Check the link below for more details.
If you go further, you will see a handmade senbei shop.
It’s good for both gifts and souvenirs.
I also recommend Kayaba Coffee, founded in 1938. The building is a 2-story, 100 year-old Japanese house. People are usually waiting outside to get in.
We wanted to try the popular menu item, “Russian” (500 yen), but maybe next time. It’s a mixture of coffee and cocoa.
6-1-29, Yanaka Taito-ku, Tokyo
Mon- Thr 8:00-23:00/Sun 8：00-18：00
No scheduled holidays.
http://kayaba-coffee.com/(Japanese text only)
Nippori has very interesting cultural aspects to it. If you search more, you’ll find something that you’ll really like. Please check it out!