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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 95 reviews
"japanese knives"
in 20 reviews
"knife shops"
in 16 reviews
"cooking utensils"
in 12 reviews
"restaurant windows"
in 9 reviews
"restaurant supplies"
in 6 reviews
"cookie cutters"
in 6 reviews
"shops selling"
in 26 reviews
"tea cups"
in 6 reviews
"tawaramachi station"
in 8 reviews
"japanese restaurant"
in 5 reviews
"sushi"
in 20 reviews
"both sides"
in 16 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 7 reviews
"great street"
in 7 reviews
"chop sticks"
in 5 reviews
"ginza line"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some great crockery and ceramics, glassware, kitchen gadgets and bits and pieces along this stretch. Prices are excellent also so if you want some unique individual souvenirs, this is the street for your shopping.

Thank Nunngo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As an amateur chef who is obsessed with cooking, a walk through Kappabashi was incredible! Store after store after store along the most extensive continuous kitchen utensil shopping district in the world! This is where the restaurant owners in Tokyo go to buy kitchen gadgets...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here to buy some high quality knives and to see all the weird and wonderful stuff this area offers to the food industry. I was successful in buying some great knives and even had my name engraved on them. A great area -...More

Thank alte_arild
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love to cook this is a place for you. You can find many things glassware ,bakeware molds and stamps ,pottery, in different materials wood plastic aluminum etc...even if you don’t buy anything it’s very interesting especially to see the plastic food display that...More

Thank Stroumpfette
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. It has everything you could want for a Japanese kitchen. Even if you don't intend to buy anything it is an interesting place to window shop. A must do in Tokyo.

Thank Alex_Jing_Alan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved Kappabashi. All the shops are very interesting and we bought heaps of gorgeous pots, plates etc. Our favourite part was buying japanese knives and getting our name engraved.

1  Thank NicoleMatters
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long street running from Ueno station to Asakusa. It's not really close to another sight, so probably you will do a detour. I was there on an afternoon and it was a more peaceful part of Japan where I saw a lot of local young...More

Thank Mark_Daemen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to cook, you need to take a look at this place. Everything you could ever need for the kitchen, and some great wax sushi magnets make cool souvenirs.

Thank Roberta S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kappabashi-dori is the perfect place to spend a half day, as long as you're into cooking! Non-cooks will still have fun at the fake food shops (which cafes and restaurants use for their displays) but really, it's about the tools, the ceramics and the brushes....More

Thank beatrixcoles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is basically just one street in Tokyo that runs from Ueno to Asakusa station that features many stores that sell kitchen goods. Some sell some really beautiful dishes for soy sauce, sake, and much more. Others sell pots and pans that are more mediocre....More

Thank Rebecca A
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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
13 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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