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“All kitchen's stuff are there! even coffee making lover”

Kitchen Town (Kappabashi)
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 June 2014

place for kitchen lover! Not only for person who love cooking but for us, normal person is a great deal too!

From small glass to cooking machine are there. Nice place to find some gifts like chopsticks, glass, bowl, dessert making tools and so on. Coffee making tools shop also there! Even small local shop for souvenir also available, I found cute postcard there. Cheap and quality.

Can say that here is another place you may go to find some gift for your room and dining table.
Another place to learn the things for JP food culture.

Easy access from MRT and able to walk from ueno and asakusa [if you like to walk].

Will re visit for shopping.

For someone who really go to buy some sort of things, 1-2 hours may not enough due to the tons of shops along the road that full with interesting products in every shop!

Thank TiddyWallapa
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I wonder how it does not feature in one of the attractions in Tokyo. Tucked a few streets off Asakusa (about a 10 mins walk), the street provides some fascinating kitchen equipment. It caters to both Japanese as well as Western equipments. One can buy wonderful baking equipments and some great neon signboards! It offers everything to do with kitchen and eateries...from chef uniforms and aprons to plastic food displays...from signboards to razor-sharp specialised knives!
A must visit!!! But look out for public holidays when most of the shops are shut!

1  Thank DikshaMunjal
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

I just love it.... I think every thing that you need for your kitchen or restaurant is all here :) Very convenient! From kitchen ware to ingredients to dinning ware to restaurant uniforms and chairs. :) If your planning to buy Japanese Kitchen Knife i think it's cheaper to buy here but same good quality that you can buy in the shopping malls. There is only one eating place the end of this street. I suggest you eat something if your planning to shop here.

Thank Charina C
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

So many of the shops looked great-- it is worth walking up and down each side of the street and into some of the side shops to see what is available, and then go back to the ones that were interesting. Best is the ability to get the Japanese grip on handles-- for knife shopping, Kamata and Tsubaya were the ones I liked best and had fair prices. Also a great selection on the block of wooden bowls and utensils.

6  Thank photoMama2
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This kilometre-long stretch features shops selling modern and traditional kitchenware, cutlery, baking ware and baking ingredients. It is similar to Shanghai Street in Hong Kong.

Here, there are also a few shops selling plastic food that look life-like, that are worth a visit. You don't need to be a cook/chef to enjoy a stroll here.

The nearest Metro stop is Tarawamachi, or you can make this a part of your visit to the Sensouji Temple and Asasuka Shrine, which is about 15 minutes' walk away.

5  Thank Orator11
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