We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Knives! and Knives!

We bought 8pcs knives from this shop. The president/ owner of the shop is very friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Great shop for knife buying, but take your time

There are many knife shops in Tokyo, but this was the only place which I felt had the real ambience... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Hong Kong, China
Read all 12 reviews
All photos (12)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
Travelers talk about
“paring knife”(2 reviews)
“carbon”(3 reviews)
Kappabashi Tsubaya Japanese Kitchen Knife Cutlery Shop at Tokyo, Asakusa, English and Chinese speakers available in store.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
3-7-2 Nishiasakusa | Kappa Bridge Intersection, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3845-2005
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Taito
from $100.62
More Info
from $49.38
More Info
from $51.24
More Info
Reviews (12)
Filter reviews
6 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews paring knife stainless steel carbon buying shop english japanese
Updating list...
Reviewed November 6, 2018

There are many knife shops in Tokyo, but this was the only place which I felt had the real ambience of a place to buy good chefs’ knives. They have many offerings of all styles: European, Japanese, stainless steel, carbon steel etc. Having been to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grumpybrother
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to inspect your blades before you purchase it. I found a defect on one of three blades after I purchased them. When I brought it to the attention of the owner he said no problem. I told him that it affects the look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donald S
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Small shop, full of a large selection of Japanese knives. Sushi, Regular kitchen knifes, Damascus style , Carbon, Stainless steel. Limited but effective English skills. I visited here and bought knives in the 1980's and recently in 2018. Will go again. recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank richff2018
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We bought 8pcs knives from this shop. The president/ owner of the shop is very friendly and helpful and he can speak very good English too. The sharpener is very helpful too. The other staff just ok...some of them can't speak English and not so...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lecouplez
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I was travelling in Japan visiting when a friend back home recommended getting a Japanese Chef Knife, i googled a few places and saw Tsubaya and thought I’d try my luck to see if i could find something good. I didnt know anything about the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Anton R
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Bought two knives from Tsubaya and their staffs were very nice. Full varieties of cutlery, definitely a must visit place!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ShingTaiNevinN
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 175 nearby hotels
Tochigiya Hotel
6 reviews
.12 miles away
Asakusa Hostel Toukaisou
261 reviews
.13 miles away
Ann Asakusa
2 reviews
.15 miles away
the b asakusa
10 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,424 nearby restaurants
Gyozakaikan Asakusa
16 reviews
.06 miles away
Cafe Otonova
12 reviews
.06 miles away
Sobadokoro Yamato
11 reviews
.04 miles away
18 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 896 nearby attractions
Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri
16 reviews
.11 miles away
Yasaki Inari Shrine
17 reviews
.11 miles away
Kaizen-ji Temple
7 reviews
.09 miles away
7 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cutlery Tsubaya staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines