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Kamaasa Knife Shop

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 2-24-1 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
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Many foreigners are buying Japanese kitchen knives during their visits....

Many foreigners are buying Japanese kitchen knives during their visits. This shop offers good quality knives with great value and English-speaking service

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A cut above the rest

I was given the herculeantask of buying japanese knives and whetstones for numerous friends back home. After doing my research it led me here to Kitchen City. The shop store are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jersey, Channel Islands
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a mission in search of a Chinese cleaver on Kappabashi Street when we came across this beautiful knife shop. Everything was perfectly laid out and clearly labelled. The staff who helped us was very helpful and patient. We are very pleased with our purchase and couldn't be happier with the service.

Thank Joseph C
Jersey, Channel Islands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was given the herculeantask of buying japanese knives and whetstones for numerous friends back home. After doing my research it led me here to Kitchen City. The shop store are helpful and speak good english. They are a Tax Free shop, with the Tax.Free office licated nearby for instant cash refund. Rememberto bring PASSPORT.

Thank Jasen
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I had a great experience purchasing a handmade Japanese Chef's knife from Kama-asa. The sales staff was very helpful and informative and guided me to the best knife for my style and preference of use.

Thank Meezplz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Kamaasa is a great store. They do not make the knives, but they sell good quality knives, and most importantly they provide information - which is important to someone who doesn't know much about knives. The person showed me about 10 chefs knives, and explained to me the difference between them- asking how they will be used (types of cooking).... More 

Thank Furby076
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I read in the internet that there are two shops in the Kappabashi street recommended to purchase Japanese kitchen knives. I was at the other recommended shop but there were just too many customers and only one staff spoke English. I am glad that I ended up in Kamaasa. The shop was larger and not as crowded. The staff spoke... More 

1 Thank kschook
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Following a lot of research prior to commencing this trip to Japan and having determined to buy good quality craftsman made knives it was not a hard choice to go here as all the research showed this to be one of the knife makers in the country. We were not dissapointed and walked out a with a lighter wallet but... More 

Thank DavidMMc56
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

I visited Kamas a couple years ago and did not buy a knife and kick myself for not doing so. This time I made it a point to go back, also visiting others "K" store as well down the street but Kamaasa offered great service and price and explained to us most of the knifes are made from a different... More 

2 Thank Russell1078
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing classy knife shop with many beautiful knives. We were after steak knives which they do not sell. We later realized that the Japanese do not eat pieces of steak the way we do in Australia. It is definitely the place to buy a knife in Tokyo.

Thank Tassiegirl111
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Reviewed 18 January 2015

we loved getting our chef's knives here. Marina speaks English, French and Japanese, and really was incredibly helpful in guiding us to chose the right knives for our personal use back home. There are other knife shops at Kapabashi-dori, but this gave us the best service, and sold us knives at a really good price.

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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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