This month's feature introduces Tsukiji-Jogai-Shijo and Akashi-cho region, starting from Tsukiji Station.
This is Tsukiji-Hongan-Ji Temple. A pipe organ made in Former Western Germany is set up in this temple.
One of the priests says, "We welcome you with our opened missionary works."
This is Tsukiji-Jogai-Shijo, which holds about 500 food related shops.
Asada-Suisan is located on the first floor of Kyoeikai Building. They provide fish in season for reasonable prices. The fish are just bought from the market so that they are very fresh.
The owner says, "You will see that high quality fresh fish is not expensive here."
Aoki-Yosemono-Ten provides traditional box meal and ingredients for typical Japanese dish. They are called "Yosemono." You may enjoy Japanese course dinner at home by just opening the boxes. They recommend "Toritsukune" for a souvenir.
The third owner says, "We prepare various ingredients for the professionals so that you can also enjoy cooking traditional Japanese course dinner at home."
Kuramaguro is a specialty store for tuna with a belt-conveyor sushi bar. During lunchtime, the waiting line continues to the out side of the store. They also entertain you by taking big tuna apart.
One of the stuff says, "Please, come and enjoy our delicious tuna."
Tsukiji-Kiyomura-Sushizanmai is a very popular sushi restaurant. It is opened for 24 hours, everyday. This is "Maguro-zanmai," and this is "Sushi-zanmai."
The owner says, "We have fresh tuna. We are looking forward to see you here."
Taneichi is proud of their fresh and large-portioned "Donburi," which is a bowl of rice with some fish on it. This is "Kaisen-don."
The owner says, "We have fresh "Maguro-don." Please, come and try."
Torito sells chickens and ducks. They send for chickens from various parts of the country and provide them for low prices.
The third owner says, "We prepare any kind of chicken and duck. Please, come and check them out."
Fujimoto-shoten sells many kinds of fresh vegetables. They even have high quality vegetables, such as Kamo-eggplant.
The second owner says, "We have fresh vegetables in season. Please, visit us."
Yonemoto is popular with people who visit Jogai-Shijo and from the offices around. This is "frozen macchiato."
The second owner says, "We have a variety of coffee, sandwiches, and hotdogs. We will be happy if you can stop by and rest here."
Namiyoke-Inari Shrine is located South of the Jogai-Shijo, by the side of Kaiko Bridge. The shrine is believed to avert disasters by water. This is "Ohaguro-jishi," which is a head of a lioness, and this is the biggest "Tenjo-jishi-gashira" in Japan.
You may cross Harumi Street, and you will be in Akashi-cho area.
Yamacho Matsue is on "Tamago-yaki Street." They sell "Tamago-yaki," which is cooked eggs. They use fresh eggs and bonito broth.
The second manager says, "We usually sell Tamago-yaki at wholesale to sushi restaurants, but we do sell at retail, too. Please, enjoy our Tamago-yaki at home."
■The Bust of Siebold
The Bust of Siebold was built near a fountain in Akatsuki Park. Siebold greatly contributed to Edo-Western learning. It was built in praise of the distinguished.
■The monument of The Legation of the United States
There used to be the Legation of the United States here. The stone monuments are remained in the St. Luke's Garden.
■The Vestige of Tsukiji Dwelling Area
Akashi-cho region used to be a dwelling area for foreigners and became the center of the civilization and enlightenment. You may find the explanatory sign by the bus stop in front of the East entrance of St. Luke's International Hospital.
There is a stone monument of Western learning by the St. Luke's Hospital crossing. There used to be premises of Okudaira family from Nakatsu-han. Genpaku Sugita and other people studied medicine here.
■The vestige of premises of Asano-Takumino-Kami
There used to be the premises of Asano family from Akaho-han. Asano family is well known for a historical story "Chushingura."
That's all for this month's feature, Tsukiji-Jogai-Shijo and Akashi-cho region. We recommend visiting the Jogai-Shijo before early afternoon. You may visit other parts as your schedule allows.