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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.
3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only managed to explore one side of the street. Bought too many stuff and spent too much time. Amazing selection of kitchen tools and anything related to food and beverage.

Thank Kelvin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The giant chef at the top of the building is a Kappabashi landmark, signalling the start (or end) of hundreds of metres of shops selling kitchenware, pottery, and anything else a chef could possibly need. It’s worth knowing that there’s a tax refund centre about...More

Thank ZebideeAustralia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were just wandering around our hotel area when we took a fateful turn onto Kappabashi. I, a culinarian, was in absolute heaven. Japanese knives, woks, pots, etc. were everywhere around me. I wanted to buy everything. Definitely worth a trip!

Thank Habiba S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

U can find anything u need for kitchen or dining business use with lovely price. The quality is good and durable especially if these goods are made in Japan. Strongly recommend come here for take a walk, and it’s hardly buy nothing, haha!

1  Thank Calvinncku
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place for souvenirs. Huge variety of tableware, cutlery, artisanal baskets and pottery, hipster shops. Prices range from super cheap/Daiso 99$ store style to knives and appliances in the $10,000's. We went to several of the famous knife shops, lots of celebrity chef photos, from...More

1  Thank Lily G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very short distance from Tawaramachi station, Kappabashi Is superb for cooking wares. You can find everything from reduced bargains to expensive teapots and crockery that are more like works of art. However, there are plenty of utilitarian offerings here as well selling everything from...More

Thank CraigLeeR
Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you like to work in the kitchen and love cooking - this is the place for you !! Most shops around here offer kitchenware and tableware in a variety of colors , quality and prices . Mind you - you may loose your head...More

1  Thank saul g
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a fun street if you like kitchen stuff. Lots of choice and good prices. I recommend a visit.

Thank Marilyn5566
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Worthy of the subway ride. I bought 2 high end knives. The quality of knives made in Japan is incredible and many are hand forged. Kappabashi is less than a 10 minute walk from the station.

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This is a place I keep on coming back to. I have found a lot off my nice kitchen wear here. Well worth a visit if you like kitchen tools!

Thank Alexandra M
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
28 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