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Kitchen Town (Kappabashi)

3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-1225
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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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  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“plastic food” (90 reviews)
“japanese knives” (17 reviews)
3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1225
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything you can think to put in a kitchen seems to be in this area. We bought amazing Japanese cooking knives of the highest quality, we also bought gorgeous pottery plates and cups, sake sets and quirky kitchen utensils. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Amanda63_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For foodies and food lovers, a must see, touch, feel and live. All kind of Japanese Crafts, Dishes, Tools, Glass, Sushi Instruments, Fake Food, Restaurant Management, State of the Art Knives and such creative tools and things. The only think is that it is mandatory...More

Thank Bobpolish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Knife heaven. If you are a knife addict, try to stop at one. Kamata was my favourite knife shop. In short, everything you need to cook with and serve with can be found here. Just note closing time is earlier than normal retail shops at...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large area of everything related to cooking, serving, seating or promoting a restaurant or entertaining at home Japanese style...great fun browsing or buying, though not necessarily the cheapest.

Thank smallportions
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kappabashi-dori was a 5-minute walk from our hostel, and I was surprised to find such a pleasant street lined up by small shops offering one of a kind souvenirs, aside from basic kitchen stuff and most everything one needs to stock up a kitchen. However,...More

Thank famverzosa
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can give a miss of this place, unless you are looking for kitchen/cooking stuff. If this is in your itinerary, then this is the place for everything and anything you are looking for on kitchen/cooking stuff. If one got bored easily here, not to...More

Thank ZestyZandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has it all. Japan utensils, dishes, pans, knives, etc. Great for browsing and searching out something specific you may want. Not necessarily inexpensive, but the quality of the products are good. So you might say you pay for what you get.

Thank Eric N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like kitchen equipment and gadgets, restaurant supplies, knives,anything cooking related, you need at the very least to stroll down this street and wander into the shops. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in walking distance from my hotel but I'd still visit. The range of pottery was limited to smaller items but some shops had a dizzying range. Few more modern design pottery shops have sprung up as well. It's oriented to supplying the restaurant...More

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a day to spare in Tokyo, stranded by a typhoon that was rather disappointing. A lot of rain and some wind, but nothing out of the ordinary, really and truly. And the sun came out in mid-morning as I browsed in the shops...More

Thank rtimhunt
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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14 May 2017|
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Response from fromagebleu | Reviewed this property |
Some do - I found some dinner plates in a little shop on Kappabashi St and asked if they mailed them overseas. The ladies didn't have a lot of english but showed me a price list (in english) of postage costs. I paid, gave... More
17 January 2017|
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Response from hypnobluez | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen anything similar near Shinjuku station.
Roland C
29 September 2015|
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Response from tabisuki5 | Reviewed this property |
Roland C., I have not been to Kappabashi for a year but did not see any stores which carry foreign goods; many beautiful baskets and bamboo goods, amazing plastic foods, wonderful cast iron pots, pans, teapots, ladles, etc... More