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Kitchen Town (Kappabashi)

3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-1225
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What Makes It Special
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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3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3844-1225
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"plastic food"
in 94 reviews
"japanese knives"
in 19 reviews
"knife shops"
in 15 reviews
"cooking utensils"
in 12 reviews
"restaurant windows"
in 9 reviews
"restaurant supplies"
in 6 reviews
"cookie cutters"
in 6 reviews
"food samples"
in 6 reviews
"tea cups"
in 6 reviews
"shops selling"
in 26 reviews
"tawaramachi station"
in 8 reviews
"japanese restaurant"
in 5 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 7 reviews
"great street"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 16 reviews
"sushi"
in 19 reviews
"chop sticks"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really, really, really loved it! You can see so many interesting things and also buy a lot of stuff to take home. As I am really into japanese knifes it was a wonderful experience to go to these shops, see all possible blades and...More

Thank sigsiko
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't remember how we actually came across this tip on TA, not somewhere that you would just stumble across on your travels but so glad we saw it. It's all about the catering industry, everything that you would ever need. Some great end of line...More

Thank The_Crofter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Far from a tourist trap, this street allows you to buy high quality souvenirs, some of them exclusive to a particular shop. We spent some nice time there scrolling through a huge variety of kitchen appliances and the interactions with the different owners were always...More

Thank moken1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love to cook, are a restaurant owner or just want to buy kitchen equipment this is the place to go. I loved wandering through the shops with everything from plastic food, chairs, signs, chopsticks and fantastic knives. There was really nothing missing. They...More

Thank andream0402
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the Ginza line and just wander the streets. A great way to absorb some Tokyo atmosphere. You might even find something useful to buy, rather than some tourist crap.

1  Thank mconnor042
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

As a foodie this was high on my list of must visits. Did not disappoint, loved poking around the myriad of shops selling everything possibly imaginable related to kitchen products. Loved the plastic food sample shops and took the opportunity to buy outsized chopsticks for...More

Thank LMCM111
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

If you are into kitchen stuff, this is the place to be. In one single street they really have everything you might need in your kitchen and much more. On top of that there are some shops which sell the dummy food you can see...More

Thank olafoomes
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

You name it, you can find it here long as it's for the kitchen. This part of Tokyo is full of small shops specialising in goods for the kitchen, my favourites are the ceramics shops and the knife shops which are full of amazing array...More

Thank MC_Baz
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We went to Kitchen Town and Street in the afternoon just out of curiosity. The street was 2 blocks away from our Hotel (Asakusa View Hotel). We were pleasantly surprised by the range of kitchenware available. A good place to browse and buy some tea...More

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

If you have time it is nice to walk from shop to shop...some are more touristy but some are full of real kitchen stuff for japanese restaurants....the prices are ok although the nice things are always expensive

2  Thank pentericcia
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Andrea A
13 May 2018|
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Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most of the shops are open on Sundays. But the shops on the street closes early each day. By 6pm the street is very quiet.
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Jobaobab
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
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felizglobetrotters
17 January 2017|
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Response from hypnobluez | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen anything similar near Shinjuku station.
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