Savor Tororo-jiru & Mariko Post Town History

– A Gourmet Experience on the Tokaido Road at Choji-ya Restaurant –

Meeting PlaceChojiya Show on Google map
Time Required2 hours
PricePlease inquire


  • You’ll enjoy Tororo-jiru, a grated yam soup flavored with miso broth made from bonito, as well as other variations like ayu fish broth and spiny lobster broth.
  • Sample local Shizuoka sake.
  • Hear stories about Chidori-ya and Mariko’s history from the owner of Choji-ya.

What is Tororo-jiru?

Tororo-jiru is a traditional Japanese dish made from grated yam. Yam have a naturally sticky and viscous texture when grated, creating a thick, smooth soup. It is valued for its unique texture and nutritional benefits, including being a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

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Mariko’s History

The Tokaido, one of the five major roads developed during the Edo period, connected Tokyo and Kyoto. Along this road were 53 post towns, with Mariko being one of them. In a time when cars didn’t exist, people traversed mountains on foot, seeking rest and refreshment at these post towns before continuing their journey.

It’s said that during such times, people would eat Tororo-jiru, a dish made with grated yam, at Mariko to regain their strength.

Hiroshige Utagawa’s Masterpiece, “The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido”he best fruit.

Mariko became widely known for its Tororo-jiru thanks to Hiroshige Utagawa’s ukiyo-e series, “The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido.” Hiroshige was a renowned ukiyo-e artist during the Edo period. His depiction of Mariko included scenes of Tororo-jiru shops with thatched roofs.

Thatched Roof Scenery Still Visible Today

Though Tororo-jiru has been cherished since the Edo period, you can still witness the picturesque thatched roof scenery today. Choji-ya is actively preserving buildings with thatched roofs, ensuring this cultural heritage is passed down for generations to come.


  • Reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Same Day (No-show), 1 – 2 days before: 100% charge.
  • 7 to 3 days before: 50% charge.



[Address] 7 Chome-10-10 Mariko, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka, 421-0103



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