Tour “Kuramae” with a leather bag

Tour “Kuramae” with a leather bag

Nostalgia and freshness


Kuramae is a nostalgic town with a retro atmosphere, but it is also filled with new stores and fashionable novelties.

The REN brand was born in Kuramae, a town known for its craftsmanship and visited by many artisans.In this issue, we will introduce some of the stores that you might want to stop by while strolling through Kuramae.


01 marble

Cafe “marble” located straight ahead after exiting REN Kuramae.You can enjoy espresso-based drinks as well as soda and other carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages.A variety of sweets such as cheesecake, pudding, and affogado are also available.Cute “dog cookies”. They are also recommended for take-out.


With its impressive large windows, the cafe “marble” has a spacious and relaxing atmosphere. Located on the border of Kuramae and Asakusabashi, it is a cafe where you can enjoy coffee and sweets.

〒111-0051 4-1-4 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open 12:00-19:00 (last order 18:30)


Items:mini wallet / 2way mini semicircle bag



02 daily's muffin


The sweet aroma lured me into the bakery, where I found an array of sweet and savory muffins and other baked goods. The bakery's goal is to serve as many freshly baked items as possible, so additional baking continues through the afternoon, and muffins are sold as soon as they are sold out in the evening. The lineup changes with the season and the week, so you can always find a new muffin. Cash only, so don't forget your wallet.
The store is on the left side of the Toei Asakusa Line's Kuramae Station, just outside Exit A1a.

〒111-0051 2-3-1-101 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open 08:00- (Tuesday-Friday) / 11:00-(Saturday)
Closed: Sunday, Monday and national holidays


Item:Lunch bag S



03 Frobergue


Froberg is an antiquarian bookstore with a store in Kuramae, Tokyo, dealing mainly with old picture books from overseas. we deal in a wide range of Western picture books from the 19th century to the present day. You may find a unique book here.

〒111-0051 4-14-11 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open 12:00-18:00 / Close:Wednesdays, etc.


Item:Lunch bag S





“We want to create items that can age together with their users.”。
With this in mind, we offer herb-dyed clothes and household goods based on the concept of natural materials and made-in-Japan. The products produced with the blessings of nature and in close cooperation with Japanese industry are beautiful and will never fade away. The natural tints produced by 100% pure herb-dyeing gradually change as you wear them, adding color to your daily life.

〒111-0051 1F Kuramae Building, 4-20-12 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open 11:30-18:30 / Close:Monday


Item:lunch bag M





Exit REN Kuramae and go straight down the alley on your right. You will see a red brick building with a quaint dark purple brick door.
The NAKAMURA TEA LIFE STORE was founded in Fujieda City, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1919 and will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary. This store handles all aspects of tea production in-house, from cultivation to processing, so you can be sure that you are getting “tea that you know when, where, who, and how it was made.

〒111-0051 4-20-4 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open 12:00-18:00 / Close:Monday


Item:2way mini semicircle bag



06 鷰 en


The en is a complex facility that can be enjoyed from the 1st floor to the rooftop of the 4th floor, including a coffee stand on the 1st floor, a café on the 2nd floor where you can enjoy meals and sweets, and a marketplace that sells select sundries and other goods.

〒111-0051 2-6-2 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open:<weekday>1st floor 08:00-19:00 / 2nd floor 09:00-19:00(last order18:00) / 3rd floor 12:00-17:00(last order16:30)
<Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays>1st floor 08:00-19:00 / 2nd floor 09:00-19:00(last order18:30) / 3rd floor 12:00-18:00(last order17:30)
※Morning menu is available from opening until 11:00.。


Item:Wide tote bag M



07 Inkstand by Kakimori


 Kakimori” is a stationery store that attracts people of any age, a store where you can make your own custom-made ink. One drop, and then another drop. Create the ideal color you envision in your mind. The joy of “writing” and “expression” is as infinite as the number of thoughts you have. Color your message to that irreplaceable person with colors that are unique to you and for that person.


〒111-0055 M2F, 1-6-2 San-suji, Taito-ku, Tokyo
〔Inkstand〕open: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11:00-18:00 Close:weekday(Open on national holidays)
〔kakimori〕Open : weekday 12:00-18:00/Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11:00-18:00 Close:Monday(Open on national holidays)



Item:Mini shopper



08 こめて -comete-


"Always have a bouquet in your heart." The bouquets are made into special bouquets by developing the image of the bouquet together with the recipient and the image of the bouquet that you want to display. The owner and customers at “Komete” are always smiling, and the bouquets warm the hearts of customers as well.

〒111-0051 3-18-1 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open 10:00-18:00 / Close:Thursday


Item:Day shopper



09 タイガービルヂング -Tiger Building-


Kuramae is a town where nostalgic streetscapes and newness mingle. Tiger Building, the oldest building in Taito City, has beautiful modern features such as circular windows and reliefs, and is designated as a tangible cultural property.

・〔tangible cultural properties〕Tiger Building
〒111-0051 4-30-7 Kuramae, Taito-ku



 10 REN Kuramae 


REN Kuramae store is located a 3-minute walk from Exit A3 of Kuramae Station on the Toei Asakusa Line. Lightness, texture of materials, and simple design that does not make a statement. We are particular about the way it fits in when people actually hold it. Some leathers are developed as our originals, and their unique texture is the charm of REN, which is not found anywhere else.

〒111-0051 4-13-4 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Open 12:00-18:00 / Close:Monday




Item:Lunch bag S