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Kitchen Town (Kappabashi)

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Address: 3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3844-1225
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The stores in this neighborhood sell kitchen equipment and paper supplies...

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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The place to buy a Japanese knife

There are all sorts of kitchen ware shops in a cluster. We went there to purchase Japanese knives and visited 3 shops before purchasing a couple. They engrave your name on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Aucklander68
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the whole street is lined with shops selling every imaginable kitchen item you could want - pots & pans, crockery, cutlery, tools & anything to do with cooking & dining. They mostly sell in bulk to supply to restaurants though you can also buy in smaller units. Out front are usually items on offer when they clear stock so those... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kappabashi is awesome place if you looking to buy high quality Japanese kitchen utensils. You have to good early on the morning to check all area because business hours finish around 6pm and is so much good shopping and things to check there could be nice and long day shopping

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Thank DanielH4
Shinjuku, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was really Surprised !! There are so many items even if only Kitchen knife. I take time to choose one. Also, it is interesting the plastic food samples. It is very high quality. It will be a good souvenir for you.

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Thank JAPANPANORAMICTOURS
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to window shop, buy serious Japanese kitchen equipment, or the best part, pickup funny fake food to take home.

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Thank Adam S
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't really understand why this is a 'must see' in Taito. Unless you are a chef or restaurant owner this place is not so special. There are a hundred better things to see in Tokyo and this is not worth going out of your way for.

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Thank jackmoore93
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was planning to buy some kitchen knives for my other half who loves cooking! I did a lot of research on where to buy and what type of knives are the best. So much to chose from, can be a bit overwhelming! Also, I checked out some high street shops and there is a big difference in the price... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much fun! Be prepared to carry back to your hotel because you WILL buy. Kitchen heaven. Can't go here often enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are all sorts of kitchen ware shops in a cluster. We went there to purchase Japanese knives and visited 3 shops before purchasing a couple. They engrave your name on the knife in Japanese or English, very cool. No tax rebates.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This street is quite interesting, it's 1 of the place that the staff at the Tourist Information Centre that recommended. They're selling lots of kitchen stuff and you may also find souvenir with food model. You may also find those food display outside of restaurant along this street. They looks so real.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This was one of my favorite streets to explore when we lived in Tokyo. I always brought our visitors here and it was a hit. Such a great place to buy gifts to bring home!

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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 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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