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Kiyosumi-shirakawa - Shitamachi and Various Coffee Shops Founded in Tokyo

Tokyo has many Shitamachi(下町, Japanese traditional residential district).

Kiyosumi-shirakawa(清澄白河) is one of Shitamachis, but the different point from other Shitamachis is the area whrere number of various coffee shops are increasing.






















Kiyosumi-shirakawa - Shitamachi where is The Place of Origin of Fukagawa-meshi


Until Edo Era(江戸時代, Edo Jidai from 1600~1868), it is said that many Kiyosumi-shirakawa residents were engaged in fishing industry because the area was not so far from Tokyo Bay(東京湾, Tokyo Wan) at that time.

So they developed Fukagawa-meshi(深川めし, donburi with boiled clams by soy sauce), which is even now known for the famous local cuisine, and Tsukudani(佃煮, seafood simmerd in soy sauce).

We can easily find restaurants and shops which offer Fukagawa-meshi or Tsukudani in the Shitamachi.


Kiyosumi-shirakawa































Tsukudani Shop in Kiyosumi-shirakawa









Fukagawa Juku(深川宿), A Fukagawa-meshi Restaurant in Kiyosumi-shirakawa

































Kiyosumi-shirakawa is birthplace of Fukagawa-meshi






























Kiyosumi-shirakawa - Attractive Shitamachi Thanks to Various Styles of Coffee Shops


Since a subway station began to operate in 2000 and more and more inhabitants has been living in apartments built in Kiyosumi-shirakawa.

At the same time number of various types of coffee shops has been increasing, serving tasty coffee to guests, for example Blue Bottle Coffee, a coffee shop chain based in U.S.A.

The Shitamachi located in eastern side of Tokyo is now regarded not only as traditional town but also attractive area thanks to attractive coffee shops.


Blue Bottle Coffee in Kiyosumi-shirakawa
































ARISE COFFEE ROASTERS, A Small Coffee Shop in Kiyosumi-shirakawa


































Fukudaso, A Coffee Shop Looking Like Old Laboratory Building in Kiyosumi-shirakawa
































Access to Kiyosumi-shirakawa


Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line(東京メトロ半蔵門線) or Toei Oedo Line(都営大江戸線) Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station(清澄白河)


Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station






























Map around Kiyosumi-shirakawa


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