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Kamaasa Knife Shop

2-24-1 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3841-9355
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We visited to Kamaasa after reading positive reviews from TripAdvisor and ended up buying a chef... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
HeidiHonigmelone
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Los Angeles, California
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Great knife shop! Beautiful knives.

I love good quality knives and being in Japan..... After checking out any knife shop I found I... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
scott b
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Many foreigners are buying Japanese kitchen knives during their visits. This shop offers good quality knives with great value and English-speaking service
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2-24-1 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3841-9355
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We visited to Kamaasa after reading positive reviews from TripAdvisor and ended up buying a chef knife from this place. Customer service is top notch and they have a lot of selections. Stopped by at several other stores recommended by TA, but we found Kamaasa‘s...More

Thank HeidiHonigmelone
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I love good quality knives and being in Japan..... After checking out any knife shop I found I decided to get serious in the Taito area. The staff at Kama-Asa were fantastic with extremely helpful English speaking staff. With their help I decided on at...More

1  Thank scott b
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Being in Japan it made sense to buy the renown knives the country has to offer. We were recommended Kamaasa by a local in a cooking class and were not disappointed when we visited. The staff were extremely friendly and patient with us when we...More

1  Thank Kalpesh C
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were on a mission in search of a Chinese cleaver on Kappabashi Street when we came across this beautiful knife shop. Everything was perfectly laid out and clearly labelled. The staff who helped us was very helpful and patient. We are very pleased with...More

3  Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was given the herculeantask of buying japanese knives and whetstones for numerous friends back home. After doing my research it led me here to Kitchen City. The shop store are helpful and speak good english. They are a Tax Free shop, with the Tax.Free...More

1  Thank Jasen
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I had a great experience purchasing a handmade Japanese Chef's knife from Kama-asa. The sales staff was very helpful and informative and guided me to the best knife for my style and preference of use.

Thank Meezplz
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Kamaasa is a great store. They do not make the knives, but they sell good quality knives, and most importantly they provide information - which is important to someone who doesn't know much about knives. The person showed me about 10 chefs knives, and explained...More

Thank Furby076
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I read in the internet that there are two shops in the Kappabashi street recommended to purchase Japanese kitchen knives. I was at the other recommended shop but there were just too many customers and only one staff spoke English. I am glad that I...More

1  Thank kschook
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Following a lot of research prior to commencing this trip to Japan and having determined to buy good quality craftsman made knives it was not a hard choice to go here as all the research showed this to be one of the knife makers in...More

Thank DavidMMc56
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

I visited Kamas a couple years ago and did not buy a knife and kick myself for not doing so. This time I made it a point to go back, also visiting others "K" store as well down the street but Kamaasa offered great service...More

2  Thank Russell1078
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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
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