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Prefectural "antenna shops" are retail stores that specialize in food and other products from a specific Japanese prefecture or city. Set up by local governments and located in Tokyo and other major cities, they are meant to promote an appreciation of regional foods and crafts, and encourage tourism.

Typical items for sale at antenna shops include sake and shochu, fresh produce and fruit juices, pickles, rice, miso paste and frozen seafood, plus unusual local specialties. Many shops from sake-producing regions offer an excellent selection of labels from small, independent breweries that might be hard to find elsewhere in Tokyo.

Some shops also sell pottery and local handicrafts, while others are limited to food and drink. A number of antenna shops have restaurants or cafes attached to them; these range from inexpensive noodle shops to full-fledged restaurants serving local dishes with freshly imported ingredients. And for some reason, a surprisingly large number of antenna shops sell soft-serve ice cream.
Prefectural "antenna shops" are retail stores that specialize in food and other products from a specific Japanese prefecture or city. Set up by local governments and located in Tokyo and other major cities, they are meant to promote an appreciation of regional foods and crafts, and encourage tourism.

Typical items for sale at antenna shops include sake and shochu, fresh produce and fruit juices, pickles, rice, miso paste and frozen seafood, plus unusual local specialties. Many shops from sake-producing regions offer an excellent selection of labels from small, independent breweries that might be hard to find elsewhere in Tokyo.

Some shops also sell pottery and local handicrafts, while others are limited to food and drink. A number of antenna shops have restaurants or cafes attached to them; these range from inexpensive noodle shops to full-fledged restaurants serving local dishes with freshly imported ingredients. And for some reason, a surprisingly large number of antenna shops sell soft-serve ice cream.
Miyagi Furusato Plaza "Coco Miyagi" - Antenna shop: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-8pm daily.
The highlight of this mid-sized prefectural antenna shop is probably their big selection of Miyagi-ken sake - some fifty or sixty varieties on sale in the second-floor liquor area. Down on the...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza Ikebukuro - Antenna shop: Ikebukuro
Open 10am-8:30pm (Sun -8pm) daily.
The smallest of the four Hokkaido antenna shops in Tokyo, this branch is located at the north end of the ISP underground shopping complex next to Ikebukuro station. There's the usual dried fish,...
Open 10am-8:30pm (Sun -8pm) daily.
Konne - Antenna shop: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Souvenirs and various food items from Miyazaki Prefecture in Kyushu are on sale here, including several types of charcoal-grilled chicken, a specialty of the area. Freshly prepared chicken is served...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Fukui Minami Aoyama 291 - Antenna shop: Omotesando
Open 11am-9pm daily.
The food-and-drink section of this spacious prefectural shop stocks frozen fish, miso paste, goma-dofu (sesame tofu), assorted herbs, artisanal vinegars, and around thirty types of sake from Fukui...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Omotesando Niigata Kan N'espace - Antenna shop: Omotesando
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.
Niigata is well known for its sake, and this large prefectural antenna shop carries over 100 varieties, with many available in 300ml mini-bottles and one-cup sizes. There's also non-alcoholic...
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.
Akita Bisai-Kan - Antenna shop: Shinagawa
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This medium-sized prefectural antenna shop carries a good selection of sake from Akita as well as assorted local foods - mountain vegetables, pickles, and kiritambo (grilled pounded-rice cylinders). ...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Tokyo Ai Land - Antenna shop: Kaigan
Open 7:30am-10:30pm daily.
Located inside the ship terminal building, this small antenna shop and restaurant specializes in the food and drink of the group of tropical islands directly south of Tokyo, which are offically part...
Open 7:30am-10:30pm daily.
Shimbashi-kan - Antenna shop: Shimbashi
Open 10am-9pm daily.
This dual-purpose prefectural antenna shop showcases the agricultural and other products of both Tottori and Okayama prefectures. You'll find the usual assortment of fresh produce, frozen seafood,...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Kagawa/Ehime Setouchi Shunsai-Kan - Antenna shop: Shimbashi
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Run jointly by two of the four prefectures located on the island of Shikoku, this fairly large antenna shop sells groceries on the first floor and prepares udon noodles and local seafood dishes in...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Kagoshima Yuraku-Kan - Antenna shop: Hibiya
Open 10am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
This rather large antenna shop sells a good variety of local food products from Kagoshima Prefecture, including freshly made satsuma-age (deep-fried vegetable- and fishcakes). Ready-made kakuni and...
Open 10am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Akita Furusato-Kan - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-7pm daily.
An impressive selection of local Akita Prefecture sake is the main reason to visit this crowded retail shop, one of a dozen antenna shops located in the same building. They also sell ready-made kits...
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Hokkaido Dosanko Plaza - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-8pm daily.
This large and very busy prefectural antenna shop offers a good selection of Hokkaido specialty foods, such as a full range of Royce chocolates (including their "nama" refrigerated varieties);...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Mura Kara Machi Kara Kan - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10:30am-7:15pm (Sun -6:45pm) daily.
While most antenna shops specialize in food and drink from one prefecture, Mura Kara Machi Kara Kan offers a selection of interesting local foods from the entire country, so you'll find everything...
Open 10:30am-7:15pm (Sun -6:45pm) daily.
Osaka Hyakkaten - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Highlights at the Osaka antenna shop include three craft beers from Minoh Brewery and some odd octopus-flavored candies. A big portion of the shop is taken up by the cafe area, where they serve...
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Tokushima and Kagawa Tomoni Ichiba - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Fresh citrus fruits (sudachi, green lemons), odd-flavored curries (shiitake and olives), and a whole range of soy sauces in cute little serving cartons are among the highlights at this small...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Hakata, The - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Some of Fukuoka Prefecture's more famous food products are sold at this tiny antenna shop, including pouches of motsu-nabe, ramen-making kits, mentaiko and various pickles.
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Hyogo Waku Waku Kan - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Some of the specialty foods at this tiny prefectural antenna shop include frozen akashiyaki (a local variation on takoyaki), frozen pork buns, and charcoal-grilled sardines. There are three types of...
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Iki Iki Toyama-kan - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-7pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
This small Toyama prefectural antenna shop sells mostly sake, in several dozen varieties. Other items include fish cakes and tulip bulbs.
Open 10am-7pm (Sun -6pm) daily.
Wakayama Kishu-Kan - Antenna shop: Yurakucho
Open 10am-7pm (Sun -5pm) daily.
Food products from Wakayama Prefecture are the specialty here - fresh vegetables, dried sardines, frozen seafood, honey, several types of vinegar, and a lot more. There's a good amount of umeshu and...
Open 10am-7pm (Sun -5pm) daily.
Ibaraki Marche - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Sake, fresh produce and specialty foods from Ibaraki Prefecture are on sale at this large antenna shop; they also serve regional food and drink in the attached bar-restaurant (03-5524-0827). You'll...
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Marugoto Kochi - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Food products from Kochi Prefecture are sold in the first-floor "Tosa Market" retail shop, including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Unusual items include rice ice cream and yokan candies in...
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Washita - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.
Tropical fruits and vegetables and other Okinawan foodstuffs can be found in this sprawling two-story market. Highlights include a formidable selection of Spam and other canned meats.
Open 10:30am-7:30pm daily.
Shoku no Kuni Fukuikan - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm (Sun -7) daily.
Highlights at this prefecutural antenna shop are craft sake from small breweries in Fukui (including lots of one-cup-size containers) and fresh sea urchin (priced Y3150-5250). Also on sale are...
Open 10:30am-8pm (Sun -7) daily.
Oishii Yamagata Plaza - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Food specialties of Yamagata Prefecture are sold here, including giant bags of rice, some odd-looking eggplants, and crunchy rusk in flavors like blueberry, chocolate and garlic. There's a fair...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Hiroshima Brand Shop TAU - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
One of the largest single-prefecture antenna shops in Tokyo, this four-story shop sells a big selection of food and drink as well as other local Hiroshima products. There's a regional-cuisine...
Open 10:30am-8pm daily.
Hyakumangoku Monogatari - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 10am-9pm daily.
A huge selection of craft sake from Ishikawa Prefecture is sold in the basement of this three-story shop - well over 100 varieties, including some two dozen sakes in convenient one-cup serving sizes....
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Ginza Kumamoto Kan - Antenna shop: Ginza
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Mondays.
Local food and drink from Kumamoto Prefecture are sold here, and highlights include frozen horsemeat sashimi (Y580 for 70g); fresh ginger, yams and kabosu; and a good assortment of shochu, including...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Mondays.
Aomori Prefecture Tokusanhin Center - Antenna shop: Shintomicho
Open 10am-6:30pm (Sat -3:30). Closed Sundays.
You'll find apples and apple products, pears and garlic, fresh wasabi and many types of pickles at this Aomori prefectural shop. There's not too much sake however - the much larger Aomori antenna...
Open 10am-6:30pm (Sat -3:30). Closed Sundays.
Iwate Ginga Plaza - Antenna shop: Higashi-Ginza
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
This rather expansive prefectural specialty shop sells everything from crabmeat, uni and ikura bento boxes at the front entrance to mochi rice cakes, Iwate beef and dairy products. There's a...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Gunma-chan-ya - Antenna shop: Higashi-Ginza
Open 10am-7pm daily.
More than thirty types of sake from Gunma Prefecture are available at this small antenna shop. You can also find fresh garlic and shiitake mushrooms, sembei crackers and pickles, and a few local...
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Marunouchi Sado Tokusenkan - Antenna shop: Marunouchi
Open 10:30am-6:30pm (Sat, Sun -5pm) daily.
This tiny antenna shop sells goods from Sado Island in Niigata, including artisanal salts, various lemon products (lemon pepper, lemon furikake, marmalade and juice), "deep-sea water" (don't worry,...
Open 10:30am-6:30pm (Sat, Sun -5pm) daily.
Kyoto Kan - Antenna shop: Yaesu
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Unlike most antenna shops, this one devotes almost all its space to crafts, with only a tiny section for local food and drink products. These include some two dozen types of sake, packaged candies...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Ikora - Antenna shop: Yaesu
Open 10am-7pm daily.
If you're craving sake or local foods from Wakayama Prefecture, you'll find a decent selection here. Browse shelves and refrigerators filled with yuzu jams, soy sauces, tea leaves, herbal salts,...
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Hokkaido Foodist - Antenna shop: Yaesu
Open 10am-8pm daily.
This huge, garishly lit shop is a veritable supermarket of Hokkaido food and drink. The dairy section is especially well stocked, with a bewildering variety of cheeses, lots of butter, and something...
Open 10am-8pm daily.
Fukushima-ken Yaesu Kanko Koryukan - Antenna shop: Yaesu
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Mostly a tourist information center, this antenna shop sells a fair assortment of Fukushima sake, including small-size bottles, as well as pickles, packaged curries and a few other miscellaneous...
Open 10am-7pm daily.
Fujinokuni Yamanashi-kan - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-7:30pm daily.
Yamanashi is Japan's most productive winemaking region, and you'll find a good selection of local wines at this prefectural antenna shop, along with specialty food products such as fruit jams and...
Open 11am-7:30pm daily.
Oidemase Yamaguchi Kan - Antenna shop: Nihonbashi
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Yamaguchi Prefecture is famous for its fugu, and you can buy frozen fugu sashimi here in various sizes (Y980-Y3150) to enjoy at home. Other local products on sale include a good selection of sake,...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Midette - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -6pm) daily.
In addition to the usual local food and booze, this large prefectural antenna shop offers a good assortment of crafts - tableware, glassware, wooden dolls and other decorative items. The sake area...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -6pm) daily.
Shimanekan - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Sake and foodstuffs from Shimane-ken, in the far northwest corner of Honshu, can be purchased here. The attached restaurant (called Mondo) serves good regional cuisine and sake.
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Nara Mahoroba-Kan - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
A prefectural antenna shop specializing in food and drink from Nara Prefecture. The shop encompasses a small cafe area in front serving somen and udon noodles, Nara-style sushi, and sweets; a tiny...
Open 10:30am-7pm daily.
Aomori Hokusai-kan - Antenna shop: Iidabashi
Open 10am-7:30pm daily.
Apples are Aomori's signature agricultural product, and this Aomori antenna shop sells fresh apples, apple juices (including single-varietal juices), apple-juice vinegars and ponzu, apple brandies,...
Open 10am-7:30pm daily.
Chabara - Antenna shop: Akihabara
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Showcasing local food products from all over Japan, this stylish retail venture from JR (the train company) also incorporates a sake tasting bar, a kampoh juice bar, a counter selling inexpensive...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Marugoto Hokkaido Kaminarimon - Antenna shop: Asakusa
Open 10am-6pm daily.
One of several shops in Tokyo specializing in Hokkaido food products, this antenna shop sells fresh potatoes and onions, dried scallop snacks, frozen fish, instant ramen, chicken soup-curry, and...
Open 10am-6pm daily.
Tochimaru Shop - Antenna shop: Oshiage
Open 10am-9pm daily.
More than seventy kinds of local sake are on sale at this large Tochigi prefectural retail shop, along with ciders (apple, pear and strawberry), eight craft beers (Preston and Utsunomiya), and wines....
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Kochiya - Antenna shop: Kichijoji
Open 10am-7:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Fresh produce from Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku can be found in ample quantities at this well-stocked antenna shop, which also supplies local Kichijoji residents with regional specialty foods such as...
Open 10am-7:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Hokkaido Umai Mono Kan - Antenna shop: Kichijoji
Open 10am-9pm daily.
The tasty things from Hokkaido sold here include a vast array of squid-related products, frozen herring and other fish, lots of cheeses, scallop soup, corn-flavored chocolates, and packages of...
Open 10am-9pm daily.
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