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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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The place to be if you're looking for kitchenware

Beware indeed because before you know it, the day is gone and you have probably just scrutinize the hundreds of items in just one shop. Each shops seem to carry items that are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This streets are dedicated to F&B professionals many shops who will sell you the same things. Just few of them are original but the price of this nice article not so cheap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beware indeed because before you know it, the day is gone and you have probably just scrutinize the hundreds of items in just one shop. Each shops seem to carry items that are designed in such different ways that everything just scream "look at me". I had good time selecting chopsticks. There was one shop that sells food imitations (is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time, I recommend visiting. I bet you've never seen something like this. The fake food was incredible - seems real, even if you look closer. It's also near Asakusa, so you can do both in one session.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a massive area so be prepared to walk. If you're fascinated by plastic food, like I am, this is the place to go but it's expensive. A small fridge magnet will set you back at least $10 but hey, it's a souvenir. I went specifically to buy some stoneware dinner plates and found exactly what I wanted. Luckily,... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to shop for Japanese souvenirs, we bought many sushi models and a few Japanese chef clothing, the prices were a little pricy. However, the quality is there. We spent over 20,000 yen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This whole area is full of stores with everything you can imagine for restaurants and kitchens. Make sure to go there early, since like everything is japan it closes quite early. Plus I think it's closed on the weekends.

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Combermere, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a baker and a cook, I can safely attest that this could be considered if not a kind of Mecca, surely a great place to spend an afternoon. I spent most of my money here on my trip and that was still me saving money; there are great stores for finding industry prices and the only problem is finding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed at a hotel near Inaricho Station. One afternoon we walked from our hotel to the Sensoji Temple and discovered the Kitchen Street. It is about five minutes away from the Inaricho Station if you head to Sensoji. Along both sides of the street, there are around 100 (?) stores which sell household and commercial kitchen equipment, dinner wares,... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I always make a stop here on visits to Tokyo to top up on kitchen items. There are many nice plate/bowl places, knife shops, obscure kitchen gadget places etc. I have bought many plates/bowls/knives/fancy garlic presses, 0.1gram scales and more that I would not have found all in one place anywhere else.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This place is mind blowing! We bought a really nice knife for under $200 and picked up one of those ridiculously life like fake food items they put in shop windows in Japan. Very fun if you like to cook!

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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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