Photos: Inside the amazing Mitsuwa Japanese marketplace (and its 6 restaurants) in Edgewater

Deciding on just one thing to eat is impossible.

Deciding on just one thing to eat is impossible.

Did you know that NJ Transit can take you to Japan? Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. But it can take you to Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, which might just be the next best thing. Mitsuwa is not only the largest Japanese supermarket in the United States, but one of the most Instagrammed spots in northern New Jersey.

So far this year, more than 5,000 photos on Instagram have been tagged with this waterfront destination. While Mitsuwa’s Instagram popularity may partly be due to its gorgeous location (check out that view!), it’s more likely a result of all of the fantastic things to do in the marketplace. There truly is something for everyone.

Hello from the other side #newjersey #edgewater

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Michi Beauty Salon is a full service salon that does amazing hair and nails. How beautiful is this bedazzled manicure?

Fall season is here! @nailsbyyuki #ジェルネイル #秋ネイル

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Mitsuwa is also a health and beauty destination, complete with Shiseido, Arukas Hair Resort, Fujisan, Hair Epoch and Super Health.

The market has plenty of imported foods, as well as products you’re used to see at your average grocery store. There are also six restaurants including Daikichi Sushi, Omusubi Gonbei, Santouka, Tendon Hannosuke, Tokyo Hanten and Wateishoku Kaneda. If you’re feeling overwhelmed just reading those names, wait until you have to chose between the dozens of ramen bowls and sashimi options!

Have a sweet tooth? Check out the baked goods and candy at Matcha Love, Minamoto Kitchoan, Oishinbo, Hamada-Ya, Kai Sweets, Kobe Fugetsudo and Royce’ Chocolate.

Matcha and sesame swirl #eaaats #nyceeeeeats #eatingfortheinsta // creds to @ny.foodie

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If you’re into Japanese entertainment, (who doesn’t love Hello Kitty?) you’ll love Books Kinokuniya, HQ Video and Zen Music Institute. You’ve also got to stop at Mars New York, which is filled with adorable plush toys, amazing dishes, beautiful stationary and a fun photo booth!

We recently spent a wonderful couple of hours checking out the place. Check out our gallery!