Ohmi Food Fair at Nihonbashi Takashimaya 第24回 琵琶湖夢街道 大近江展

Ohmi Gyu Bento

Ohmi Gyu Bento

Ohmi wagyu is considered by some to be the best wagyu that Japan produces. Here is your chance to try it in a bento. Other highlights include ayu from lake Biwako and regional wagashi (confectionaries).

The event runs from Friday, February 24th to Thursday, March 1st. Nihonbashi Takashimaya on the 8th floor event space.

Note that the event closes at 6 p.m. on the final day.

Nihonbashi Takashimaya’s Aji Hyakusen Gourmet Food Fair 第32回 グルメのための味百選

Kyoto's Murakami Senmaizuke

Kyoto's Murakami Senmaizuke

It is that time of year again, my all-time favorite gourmet food fair at Nihonbashi Takashimaya. It is also very popular with the customers so I suggest coming early in the day as the event gets very crowded.

Takashimaya brings in the top restaurants and food purveyors from around the country twice a year for an amazing gourmet food fair, Aji Hyakusen, on the 8th floor of the Nihonbashi flagship store. It is at the event that I have been introduced to delicious mirin aged three years from Gifu, nutty sesame oil from Kyoto, and sublime pickles from Kyoto’s Murakami shop (see photo above).

The event runs from Wednesday, October 26th to Tuesday, November 1st. The last day the event closes at 6 p.m.

Nihonbashi Takashimaya

Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi 2-4-1

closest station: Nihonbashi, or about 10 minutes’ walk from Tokyo station’s Yaesu exit

Hokkaido Food Festival at Nihonbashi Takashimaya

Now through Monday, October 10th, at Nihonbashi Takashimaya  on the 8th floor, is a great Hokkaido Food Festival. Highlights include pop-up restaurants serving sushi from Hokkaido seafood like ikura, uni, and crab, local ramen, and grilled pork over rice. Lots of sweets, seafood, and cheese. Check out this promotional flyer for photos of some of the many foods for sale.

The event ends at 6 p.m. on Monday, which is a national holiday.

Tohoku Food Festival at Takashimaya Nihonbashi

 

Awabi Ikura Mekabu

Awabi Ikura Mekabu

This weekend through Monday the 12th, stop by Takashimaya Nihonbashi’s 8th floor (large event space) for a special food festival featuring the food of the Tohoku region. My mother is from Yamagata so Tohoku holds a very special place in my heart. Shinji also works with many fishermen from Aomori to Iwate and Miyagi so many of the seafood producers from this region are treasured. Tohoku needs your support now more than ever.

Highlights include the awabi, ikura, and mekabu (in photo above) from Iwate, konnyaku balls from Yamagata, kamaboko from Miyagi, and much, much more.

Note that these events usually close early on the final day (Monday the 12th), most likely closing at 5 p.m. But call ahead to confirm.

Nihonbashi Takashimaya

Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi 2-4-1

http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/store/special/daitohoku/