Monday, 10 June 2013

Regional Produce/Satellite Shops 4: Tokyo Station area

Another bunch of regional produce shops, this time in the Tokyo station area. Was particularly pleased to find somewhere that sells a decent selection of North Island beers.

Hokkaido Foodist


The place to buy North Island beers. They have five different bottles ranging from ¥525-¥588. Also a stock of four different Otaru beers, three regulars at ¥294 and a seasonal at ¥315.

Opening hours
10.00-20.00 daily

Location/Map 
ダイヤ八重洲口ビル, 八重洲 2-2-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0028

Directions
Exits at Tokyo station are a bit of a nightmare, so I will try to keep it simple. From the JR station head out of the Yaesu South exit and cross the big main road. When you get to the other side of the road turn right and Hokkaido Foodist is on the corner of the first side street.

Kyoto Kan


Not so much of a big selection here, but worth mentioning as it has three bottles of Syuzan Kaido all at ¥441, which you don't see around very often. Beware! If you are looking for bottles by the new popular brewery Kyoto Brewing Company, they don't bottle or can yet, so anything you buy with Kyoto on it will probably be the Syuzan Kaido beers and not the good Kyoto beers.

Opening hours
10.30-19.00 daily

Location/Map
号ヤンマー東京ビル, 八重洲 2-1-1, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0028

Directions
Once again, from the JR station head out of the Yaesu South exit and cross the big main road. Kyoto Kan is in the building on the corner that you reach at the end of the crossing.

Fuji No Kuni Yamanashi Kan


Bit of a bigger selection here. Three from Fujizakura Kogen, big bottles at ¥680, three from Yatsugatake at ¥480 each, and a big one litre bottle from Fujiyama for ¥1260.

Opening hours
11.00-19.30 daily

Location/Map
日本橋プラザビル1F, 日本橋 2-3-4, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0027

Directions
Once again, from the JR station head out of the Yaesu South exit and cross the big main road. Carry on down the street and take the first left at the junction. Go down this side street and take the fourth right hand turn. A little way down this street on the left (just after a Sunkus) you will see the mini shopping centre that Fuji No Kuni Yamanashi Kan is in, and you should be able to see the shop from the street.

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