Time Out says
Kagurazaka’s trendy La Kagu ‘warehouse’ welcomes the newly opened Akomeya flagship store, offering shoppers some of Japan’s most delicious and beautiful goods – especially for your kitchen. Above all, Akomeya is a rice speciality shop and so it offers an almost overwhelming range of grains which can be purchased by weight. Whether you’re looking for heirloom rice from a particular prefecture or the healthier brown variety for everyday eating, the shop attendants can help you find the exact grain to suit your cooking style and health requirements.
Avoiding carbs? Then skip to the packaged goods section offering everything from candies, miso pastes and seasonings to gourmet preserves and soup stocks. The front of the store also showcases a beautiful selection of ceramics and Japanese kitchenware, all of which are labelled with a short description of the artisan and also place of origin. This is heaven for home cooks and foodies, who can sit down for a healthy meal at the on-site Akomeya Kitchen, or grab a freshly-brewed tea to go from the Chaya counter.