Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Ningyocho 2-3-2 中央区日本橋人形町2-3-2
9:30 – 21:00 (Monday – Saturday), until 17:00 (Sunday and holidays)
closed the last Sunday of each month
Commanding the corner, this branch of a Kyoto shop dates back 400 years. Gyokueidou is famous for two sweets, its dorayaki of pancakes stuffed with azuki paste and gyokuman. The gyokuman is a large sweet manju that is several layers around a chestnut of azuki paste, pink an, white an, and the manju cake dough, made from sticky yamaimo that encompasses it all.
Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Ningyocho 1-16-12 中央区日本橋人形町1-16-12
9:00 – 19:00, closed Sunday and holidays
For almost 100 years Toukai has been a popular wagashi shop in Ningyocho. Be sure to pick up their signature Japanese-style waffles. There is a small selection of other wagashi confectionaries. Across the street is a well-stocked sake shop.
Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Ningyocho 2-1-12 中央区日本橋人形町2-1-12
8:00 – 20:00
Tsukushi is a kanmidokoro (sweets café) that offers the classics of anmitsu and its many variations. There are sweets to go, but the real reason to come here is to sit and in the café to indulge in their signature purin, a dense, rich egg custard with an intense caramel sauce. Have it on its own, or try it in an anmitsu with azuki beans and canned fruits.