Opened in 1938, this family-owned nori (dried seaweed) shop is at the heart of Tsukiji's outer market. Tomoyoshi Ugai, the 3rd-generation owner, is a friendly man who can use basic English to explain the different types of nori, processing methods, food pairings and nutritional benefits. Visitors can sample various snack items such as nori-flavored wasabi. The shop is open from 7am to 2pm regularly. During the days where Tsukiji's wholesale fish market is closed, Hatoya is open from 8:30am to 2pm.
4-14-16 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
1-12: Mon-Sat: - 07:00-14:00 Sun: - 08:30-14:00