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Higashi-Shimbashi Area

Azabu Kawagoeya Shinbashi Office

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A Long-Running Roasted Bean Shop Established in 1889

"Peanuts Paste," the shop's flagship product, uses peanuts from Chiba Prefecture and is produced using black granite, so it boasts quality far beyond that of similar products from other companies. While other companies are increasingly using Chinese peanuts due to a decrease in commercial farms, Azabu Kawagoeya insists on using peanuts from Chiba Prefecture. Since the heat produced when crushing the peanuts with rollers is absorbed by using black granite for production, the company produces a smooth-textured paste without damaging the rich flavor and nutritional composition. Incidentally, one piece of black granite carries a cost of three million yen, and five to six pieces are used. We hear that Azabu Kawagoeya is the only maker using it. There are four types of Peanuts Paste: a variety with sugar, a crunchy variety with sugar, a variety with no sugar added, and a crunchy variety with no sugar added. The products with no sugar added feature the natural flavor of the peanuts, so creating a consistent flavor is difficult. Even so, Azabu Kawagoeya puts forth efforts such as adjusting the roasting time and pays close attention to the flavor during production.

Address: 1F Higashi-Shimbashi Building, 2-10-10 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5425-2805
Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Friday),
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Saturday)
Closed: Sundays and national holidays
Access: An 8-minute walk from Shimbashi Station on JR, the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and the Toei Asakusa Line.

Shimbashi Tamakiya

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A long-running shop that has continued since the Edo period. Its products are produced at its own factory.

This shop was established in 1782, during the Edo period. At the time, it was known for its "zazen mame" (boiled soybeans). During the time of the third-generation president, the shop made "tsukudani" (food boiled down in soy sauce), its specialty. Shoko Tamaki, the ninth and current president of the company, established a company-run factory in her third year as president. This was based on her desire for the company to take responsibility in making the products that it sells. Currently, Tamakiya produces 90% of its products at its factory. In order to come up with new product ideas, President Tamaki herself goes to the factory and creates test products. The company employees perform taste tests, and adopt only the new products that they believe are worthy. The company insists on using only fresh, high-quality ingredients. No preservatives or other additives are used, and the products use vacuum packaging. Quality is of utmost importance, and the company takes great care in maintaining the proper flavor and safety. Further, the company tailors its products to customer preferences. For instance, it has five flavors of Manila clam.

Address: 1-8-5 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3571-7225
Hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Monday to Friday); 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM (Monday to Friday in July and December),
10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
Closed: Open year-round
Access: An 8-minute walk from Shimbashi Station on JR, the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, and the Toei Asakusa Line.
A 5-minute walk from Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo Line.