In our latest Tokyo travel series, we are taking you to Ningyocho, the Tokyo Doll Town where it was the birthplace of Kabuki theater about 400 years ago during the Edo era. Walk along Amazakeyokocho and explore the smaller lanes around Ningyocho-dori. Check out the numerous clock towers and the Suitengu Shrine. Be sure to pick up Ningyoyaki i.e. a bean-paste filled sweet in the shape of a cute, pudgy face representing one of the seven lucky gods of Japanese mythology, and with a connection to the local Suitengu shrine.
Last but not least, you must savour the heavenly homemade Anmitsu at Amamidokoro Hatsune (as featured in the Netflix series – Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman). The is the divine holy grail of Ningyocho. #dimsumdailytravelseries #welovetokyo
Getting there :
Ningyocho station is just 2 minutes from Akihabara and 6 minutes from Ueno on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. It’s also 6 minutes from Asakusa on the Toei Asakusa Line.
Amamidokoro Hatsune (Menu is in Japanese only – ask for Anmitsu)
Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm Monday to Saturday, 11:00am-6:00pm on Sundays and holidays
Address: 1-15-6 Nihonbashi Ningyocho Chuo-ku, Tokyo