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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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3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1225
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are into kitchen, this will be your playground. I bought mandoline, chopstick rests, sushi maker, sushi plates, ceramic bowls and many others for reasonable prices! Love the assortment and display of kitchen stores in kappabashi street. They will also help you to bubblewrap...More

Thank angeliazhou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking distance from Sensoji-temple. Kappabashi is literally kitchen town. It sells everything you need in the kitchen from pots and pans, knives, table ware, coffee filters etc... Along the way you can also see statues of Kappas (Japanese Water Goblins).

Thank Xianz90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kitchen district is definitely unique to Japan and Tokyo. Beautiful knives, tea sets and so much more.

Thank lauracollier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any interest in Japanese cuisine or are in the food industry, then this is well worth a visit. While the primary purpose is to serve the Tokyo (and wider) restaurant industry, this place has also become known to tourists and hence caters...More

Thank NJain1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as we were staying nearby. it's quite an amazing place with lots going on. It's always nice to see somethink different on the 'tourist trail'. Plenty of food options as well. i'd say the knife shops and sharpening were a higlight. YMMV

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kitchen Town is an easy distance from Senso-Ji Temple. Large variation in types and quality of table ware and implements. Some shops offer a very large array of "cookie cutters" - shapes, sizes, etc. Prices are good. Worth about 90 minutes.

Thank wmalueg
Reviewed 30 June 2017

When you come to Tokyo, don't miss out this place! This is a great place to shop for household stuff for reasonable prices! I have collected over the years bowls, plates, chopsticks, tea cups, etc... Wonderful souvenirs!

Thank Young L
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited here after sensoji which was really crowded. About a 15 minute walk and we were at Kappabashi. It is filled with shops containing everything you would need to buy to run a resaturants. Good to have a nosey and window shop - see...More

Thank ckmc188
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We came here for the Kamata knife shop which is legendary. You can purchase an extremely well crafted (and exceptionally sharp) knife at Kamata and they will engrave your name in Katakana or Kanjii on the knife. However, we found the “kitchen town” shops quite...More

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Located near Ueno Railway Station, this area boasts numerous restaurants and eateries to tempt your palate. There are even Western options in the form of English and Irish pubs, and cocktail bars. Too many individual places to mention. Worth a walk through to check out,...More

Thank TravellingManOz
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