Imoya Kinjiro

Sweet potato addiction

By Sherilyn Siy    - 1 min read

Imoya Kinjiro is a sweet potato specialty shop selling everything sweet potato -- soft cream, chocolate covered sweet potato, sweet potato muffins. But the undisputed bestseller of the shop: sweet potato sticks freshly deep fried in olive oil and sold in nostalgic looking brown bags that look oil-stained (don't worry, the oil stain is a design). At ¥500 for a bag, it seems pretty pricey for an old-fashioned snack. Like most people, you might try the free sample from the generous pile in front of the warmer to see what the fuss is all about. If you do, you will need to surrender your ¥500 because it will be impossible to limit yourself to one stick. If you're with someone, you will not want to share. Imoya Kinjiro has sweet potato sticks in bags and boxes with longer shelf life to give as gifts.

Getting there

The nearest station is Mitsukoshimae Station served by the Ginza and the Hanzomon Lines.

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Sherilyn Siy

Sherilyn Siy @sherilyn.siy

For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2015 Tokyo Marathon -- her first ever full marathon -- in 4 hours and 37 minutes. She was absolutely psyched when she got selected again to run the new Tokyo Marathon route in 2018. She hopes to complete other races in Japan.