Saturday, September 6, 2014

A wonderful shopping afternoon at Coredo Muromachi in Tokyo



In Tokyo last week, living a Travelife, I took a group of friends to the newly-opened Coredo Muromachi in Nihonbashi.

Coredo Muromachi is a wonderful shopping and dining venue offering the best of Japan over three buildings.



Some of the best purveyors of food and products from all over Japan have set up stylish shops here, offering tourists (and locals, too) the opportunity for high-quality one-stop shopping.

Everything good and delicious about Japan, all in one roof.

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MAXIMIZING THE SHOPPING TIME

This was exactly what my friends wanted, especially as they felt that we were very short on shopping time.

To make the most of our visit to Coredo Muromachi, I enlisted the help of two lovely ladies working at the  Nihonbashi Information Center, located in the basement of Coredo Muromachi.


THE LOVELY LADIES OF THE
COREDO MUROMACHI INFORMATION CENTER

Alia Carter and her colleague are bilingual and very knowledgeable about Japan, so they were able to help everyone with their questions and shopping.

They hold public tours of Coredo Muromachi every Saturday, by the way, and these are open to anyone for a small fee.

There is so much to see, eat and sample at Coredo Muromachi.


WHAT I LOVED BEST
ABOUT COREDO MUROMACHI

Personally, I loved the Hakuza store from Kanazawa, which makes products from gold leaf. 

This Nihonbashi outpost on the ground floor had all kinds of products made with gold, from bags and scarves to plates and skin lotions.



Of course, we all tried the skin lotion with gold flakes on our hands, wondering if the gold would make a difference.

There was also Nihonbashi Kiyaa great 18th century knife shop selling some of the best knives in Japan, made the very traditional way.



WONDERFUL MADE-IN-JAPAN PRODUCTS


I also loved the dashi bar, which served all kinds of dashi.



On one of the upper floors, too, was a store selling all kinds of wonderful made-in-Japan products for the home.

We loved the pottery and the glasses made of titanium that are supposed to keep drinks very cold for a long time.

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But sooner than later, we were due for drinks at Tokyo's most exclusive and historical gentlemen's club and then dinner at one of the world's best restaurants.

So we had to head back to the Peninsula Tokyo, our home away from home in Tokyo, to dress for the evening.

We all left Coredo Muromachi with arms full of shopping bags, on just another wonderful day in our never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.



NIHONBASHI INFORMATION CENTER
B1 COREDO MUROMACHI
2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo






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