If you are really passionate for pickles, a meal at Kintame (from Kyoto) is not to be missed. Ask for the bubuchazuke, an array of pickles along with a grilled fish that has been marinated in miso or sake kasu. The most convenient location is at Daimaru’s Restaurant Floor at Tokyo station. The other shop, in Monzennakacho, is on a small side street that leads up to the Fukagawa Fudosan temple and has a nostalgic feel to it. This shitamachi neighborhood is a great area to walk around and is off the tourists’ beaten path. The Monzennakacho location is extremely popular on weekends and there can be a long line. There is also a retail shop a few doors down if you want to bring home any of the pickles you liked.
This shop in Ningyocho is a retail shop only – but well worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood. Below is the address for the quaint restaurant in Monzennakacho (Koto-ku, Tomioka 1-14-3).
Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Ningyocho 2-5-2 中央区日本橋人形町2-5-2
Koto-ku, Tomioka 1-14-3 江東区富岡1-14-3
11:00 – 17:00, closed Monday
Take exit #1 on the Tozai line at Monzennakacho that exits onto the street leading up to the temple. Kintame is on your left just before the temple.