Visiting a Nostalgic Town Kagurazaka and Enjoy Nice Gourmet | Japan Guide

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Kagurazaka is a traditional and sophisticated area with nostalgic atmosphere and famous as one of the gourmet places. I recommend nice restaurants and shop.

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Kagurazaka in Tokyo is a traditional and sophisticated area with nostalgic atmosphere. It has a shopping street at its center, lined by many nice cafes and restaurants. It was once a red-light district and its atmosphere still remains. Nowadays the guidebooks for foreign visitors start to introduce Kagurazaka. Actually it is famous as one of the gourmet places for Japanese. Please visit this nostalgic place and enjoy its nice gourmet.

KAGURAZAKA SUSHI ACADEMY

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The most popular Japanese food Sushi, its prices vary. At exclusive sushi restaurants, they serve very good quality but expensive.

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But don’t worry. At Kagurazaka Sushi Academy, they serve very fresh fish with good quality at a reasonable price. What’s more you can eat as much as you want.

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You can enjoy a variety of side dishes too. They do a big purchase from a huge fish market Tsukiji and some staffs are trainee. That’s why they can serve very fresh and top grade sushi inexpensively.

Kagurazaka Sushi Academy

Address:
3-6-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-0825

Phone:+81-(0)-3-6265-0047

Hours: 11:30am ~ 10:30pm

All You Can Eat:
Adult 3,218yen / per person
Child 2,160yen / per person

Website: Kagurazaka Sushi Academy (Japanese)

Hotel: Booking here!!

CARNEYA

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Carneya is an Italian restaurant but famous for its tasty aged Japanese beef. These days aged beef is very popular in Japan. In Carneya the balance of the flavor of meet and fat is perfect. You will be attracted its amazing taste.

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Carpaccio broiled lightly is also awesome. There are a variety of menu such as appetizers, pasta too. You can have a nice time with good quality foods.

Carneya

Address: 
Ichigaya NH building 1F, 3-6, Minamiyamabushicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0854

Phone:+81-(0)-3-5228-3611

Hours:
Lunch 12:00pm ~ 3:00pm (L.O.2:00pm )
Dinner 6:00pm ~ 11:00pm (L.O.9:30pm)

Website: Carneya (Japanese)

Hotel: Booking here!!

KAGURAZAKA SARYO

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Saryo is Machiya style (traditional wooden townhouses) cafe. It has a good atmosphere like a hideaway place.

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They serve Obanzai. Obanzai is the word for home cooking in Kyoto dialect. So you can enjoy Japanese traditional taste.

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Sweets in Saryo are also popular. They don’t contain foods additives and always fresh just made from the kitchen. One of the special menus is Green tea chocolate fondue. It is worth trying.

Kagurazaka Saryo

Address: 
5-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-0825

Phone:+81-(0)-3-3266-0880

Hours:
Mon to Sat 11:30am ~ 11:00pm
Sun 11:30am ~ 10:00pm

Website: Saryo (Japanese)

Hotel: Booking here!!

KAMEIDO

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Kameido is a famous bread shop in Kagurazaka. The specialty in this shop is a cream bun fully filled with fresh vanilla custards. 400 buns much a day are sold. It is loved by many people.

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The custards are rich and mellow. It is heavy and we need to use a spatula when we take a bun to the tray.

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The another popular item is sweet bean paste bread shaped Maron. It has a maron inside too. Please visit this special shop which make people smile by their specialty.

Kameido

Address: 
6-39 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-0825

Phone:+81-(0)-3-3269-0480

Hours:
Mon to Fri 7:45am ~ 7:00pm
Sat 9:30am ~ 6:00pm

*closed on Sun, public holidays

Hotel: Booking here!!

ONOYA

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Onoya is a famous old established butcher shop in Kagurazaka. There are always lines especially in the evening time and on weekends. They sell not only meats but also a variety of fried foods such as croquettes, scotch eggs, and pork cutlets and so on.

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The specialty is a big scotch egg and a beef croquette that is made with Matsuzaka beef, one of the three top brands in Japanese beef. You can eat on the spot where you buy. The outside is crispy and inside is juicy. Local people and tourists like to have them as snacks when they get a little hungry during walking and shopping.

Onoya

Address: 
6-8 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-0825

Phone:+81-(0)-3-3260-2947

Hours: 10:30am ~ 7:00pm
*closed on public holidays

Hotel: Booking here!!
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