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Japan’s Anna Miller’s restaurant chain, operated by Imuraya Corporation, opened its first location in the Aoyama neighborhood of Tokyo in 1973 and has been offering Pennsylvania Dutch pies and American cuisine, inspired by the original Anna Miller’s in the United States, ever since. At one point, there were as many as 25 locations in Tokyo and Yokohama, but after the Yokohama Landmark Tower branch closed in 2012, the only remaining branch has been the one in the Keikyu Wing Takanawa shopping center opposite Shinagawa Station, a major transportation hub in Tokyo.

However, the Takanawa branch, which has been operating since 1983, will close its doors on August 31st, 2022.

Reason for Closing

Located on the second floor of the Keikyu Wing Takanawa shopping center in front of Shinagawa Station, the branch has played a major role in promoting the Anna Miller’s brand to the world over the past 40 years, thanks to its excellent location and the patronage of many customers. Numerous English comments on review sites praise the store for the comforting ambiance, American cuisine and pies, and friendly service.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has requested that the branch be relocated in conjunction with the Shinagawa Station West Exit Infrastructure Development Project, and Imaruya Co. has decided to cooperate, along with the other tenants moving out of the shopping center.

Although the company is considering new potential locations for the store, no decision has been made at the present time.

Hours on closing day, August 31st, will be 8:00 to 22:00.

The history of Anna Miller’s in Japan


Anna Miller’s opened its first store in Tokyo’s Minami-Aoyama neighborhood in 1973. Jiro Imura, the first president of Imuraya Confectionery Co., formed a partnership with the San Francisco-based Anna Miller’s and launched the business in Japan.

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