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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 5 days ago via mobile

After visiting here on previous trips to Japan, I had to take my chef wife here to see it all for herself. She was amazed at everything. We purchased a great new knife and some other quirky smaller things. For anybody who is interested in...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kitchen town is just what it says! You can find virtually everything you can imagine and then some! Even if you just planned to walk around you are destined to buy something or something's! Go it's a nice 2 hour walk around!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kappabashi is well worth exploring once you find it. Yes – Kitchen Town primarily supplies Tokyo’s restaurants with all the equipment they need so it is not a tourist attraction as such (which makes it even better), but they welcome individuals into their shops and...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kitchen town, majority of goers are for tourists. If you are interested i would recommend you drive through it first before deciding to walk through the town.

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Street of shops dedicated to every aspect of kitchens and food. Large stores selling specific items - coffee bean shop, knife shop, till shop, lots of tableware and cookware shops, even a shop selling plastic food for shop windows!

Thank Mrgoodfellow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many kitchen utilities, but its main public is restaurant owners. It worths to visit the shops though

Thank l g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had only expected to spend an hour in this area at most looking through shops, and was amazed when I had spent closer to two! Each shop had so many interesting things to look at, and the range of gorgeous ceramics was hard to...More

1  Thank Simone R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty much everything you could dream of for your kitchen from silverware and plates, to woks, and even wax food is here in Kappabashi. The street spans a few blocks and has anything and everything kitchen. Worth a visit!

Thank adamtheglobal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like cooking, this is your paradise. Whatever you'd like to buy, regarding kitchen utensiles and equipment, you'll find it there. It's also the right place, if you need a new knife, I bought mine there, and I'm very satisfied.

Thank Stepanka40
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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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
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