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Kitchen Town (Kappabashi)

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
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The stores in this neighborhood sell kitchen equipment and paper supplies...

The stores in this neighborhood sell kitchen equipment and paper supplies to the city's restaurants. Of note are the specialty plastic food items, which are placed in restaurant windows to show passersby what goodies are being served inside.

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This street is full of stores with kitchenware, knifes, etc. If you are into this then it is a must go, if not then you can skip it. It was a nice walk for us, plus we found a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Matamoros, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This street is full of stores with kitchenware, knifes, etc. If you are into this then it is a must go, if not then you can skip it. It was a nice walk for us, plus we found a wonderful restaurant on our way Itonawa. Loved it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Kappabashi Dougu street is between Ueno & Asakusa train station but its closer to the Asakusa area . The street is peppered with stores selling cooking utensils, tools of the trade for chefs and restaurants and also souvenirs to fit every budget. The thing we found fascinating is how some stores really specialize on one product like knives or bamboo... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Explorer for cooking culture of Japanese. U can spend a whole day here if you love shopping for cookeries.

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Thank Kali H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy cooking and baking - this is street for you! So many gadgets, pots and pans and other kitchen equipment. And don't forget the amazing dishes, plates, glasses, etc. - beautiful serving pieces.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Block after block of stores with nothing but kitchen items. There are several stores with great knives. There is a wide range of bowls, dishes, cups and glassware available to satisfy every taste and budget. Items range from simple spoons to huge gas burners and pots big enough to boil a whole pig. Off on the side streets you can... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got our driver to stop and take us to the knife shop - the best in the world- you can get your name engraved

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get everything you need to run restaurants, from this street, and then some! From sign boards and even ramen ordering machines, to knives and utensils, to gas burners, to plastic display foods, etc. You can easily waste away an entire day on this street!

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great idea to have lots of similar items for sale in one area. I'm very happy with the knives I purchased here - even had one engraved with my name 😀.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My vainglorious search fir authentic japanese chefs knives brought me here. I fiund plently of choice and well informed sellers. A Tax Refund Office located here also.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 15-minute walk from Ueno station; the whole street is lined with stores selling kitchen/cooking-related items from dishes to kitchen clothes to food stuff all the way to plastic food displays. A pleasant walk and you can get some authentic Japanese gifts such as cups, knives and such.

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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