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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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Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1225
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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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Chefs Paradise

I have been visiting this place for years. I was turned onto smoking foods by a BBQ shop in this street. That eventually resulted in me opening a smoked food restaurant. Now I am... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Clayton P
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Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good shopping place for people who love to cook n restraurant owners. Quality utensils at Japan price. Looks shops are closed on Sunday.

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Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been visiting this place for years. I was turned onto smoking foods by a BBQ shop in this street. That eventually resulted in me opening a smoked food restaurant. Now I am a chef, I go to Kappabashi regularly. There is a huge selection for every cooks needs. There are also several fake food shops selling wax replicas... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We left our trip to Kitchen Town a little late in the day but it was worth the effort. I might even go back there if time permits. It was a little overwhelming but so much to see...if you're a foodie you should check out this place, you could spend the best part of the day wandering around. We caught... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The shops have anything that you can imagine for restaurants and cooking; dishes, glassware, food replicas, chef jackets/aprons.

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Baguio, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is remarkable! You can find everything you need in your kitchen in this area. You can find here authentic Japanese tableware and other kitchen essentials.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3-4 hours here in January (it was cold). There are several great knife shops and the other kitchen stores are an interesting experience. The neighborhood wasn’t too hectic, and the kids even enjoyed themselves.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most shops are closed on weekends and most of them do not have English speaking staff. If you are browsing and have time, walk one side of the street to the very bottom, have lunch at Bamian Restaurant, then walk the other side. Lots to see with an amazing array of kitchenware and equipment. Closest station is INARICHO on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing place to watch and buy anything food or kitchen related. From chopstick specialty stores to knives stores and fake food stores. So much about the Japanese kitchen and dining industry and culture can be learned here. wow !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could have spent more time here ...but it would have meant buying another suitcase! Good prices and huge range of cooking stuff. We found a great knife shop that didn't push us to buy the expensive knives. Went in to get one knife and came out with three.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

As the title says, good area for knives and thats about it. Nothing else impressive. There isnt an abundance of knife shops either.

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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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