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Who are we?

NIHON ICHIBAN is a shop for authentic Japanese products operated by Chinriu Honten Limited. We have been established in 1871 and are run by the same family for five generations. This heritage allows us to connect with many other traditional Japanese businesses, who often lack the capacity and know-how to deal with the international marketplace. Through us, they are able to offer their unique and high quality crafts to happy customers from all over the world.


Safe and Secure

NIHON ICHIBAN uses SSL for secure transactions by encrypting all data to and from the site. 

Authentic Japanese Products

We have great personal relationships with Japanese craftsmen, designers and owners of traditional companies, which allows us to offer you genuine Japanese products that often are very hard to find outside of Japan. Our products are made in Japan (unless stated otherwise for very few exceptions).

Worldwide Shipping

We provide worldwide shipping at economical rates. Choose from three different delivery methods based on price, registered tracking and speed.  

100% Satisfaction

Your satisfaction is our top priority! If you are not happy with our service or products we have a 30-day return policy and we will work with you to make it right - quickly and painlessly. That is our guarantee! Please contact us immediately whenever you have any questions or queries. 

140 Years of History

The company behind NIHON ICHIBAN - Chinriu Honten Limited - was established in 1871 and has more than 140 years of experience in making and selling high quality products. We have satisfied our customers for five generations. 


"I personally guarantee the quality and authenticity of every product sold by NIHON ICHIBAN. We personally know the owners of our suppliers - often for many years - and regularly visit them to directly talk to the artisans"

Nicolas Soergel, Managing Director

Shop Locations


Hakone 161-1, Chayahonjin Hotoriya, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-Machi 250-0521, Kanagawa, Japan
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 09:30 - 17:15

Te: 050-6860-4792
Location: Google maps

The first brick and mortar NIHON ICHIBAN shop opened in January 2016.  

Here, we offer unique Japanese crafts and carefully selected food products. Every item has a story, allowing for a unique shopping experience next to Lake Ashi!

We offer credit card payment as well as tax free shopping and all of  our staff speak at least Japanese and English. 


Chinriu Honten Ekimae Shop
Sakaecho 1-2-1, Odawara-shi, Odawara 250-0011
Kanagawa, Japan

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Tel: 0465-22-4951

Location: Google maps

This shop mainly sells traditional inspired food and has a small line-up of crafts from Odawara, such as casting, turnery and lacquer ware.


Chinriu Honten Lusca Shop
Lusca 1st floor, Sakaecho 1-1-9, Odawara-shi, 
Odawara 250-0011 Kanagawa, Japan
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 20:30

Tel: 0465-24-7791
Location: Google maps

This small shop inside the Odawara station specializes in Umeboshi related food items.

Company Profile

Company NameChinriu Honten Limited
Address:1-2-1 Sakaecho, Odawara, Kanagawa 250-0011, Japan
Management:Representative Director: Takako KOMINE
Managing Director: Nicolas SOERGEL
Phone Japanese:+81-(0465)-22-4951
Phone English:+81-(0)50-6860-4261
Bus. Hours:Mon - Fri 9:00 - 18:00