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Kappabashi Kitchenware Town

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Kappabashi Kitchenware Town is a shopping street with over 100 years of history located in downtown Tokyo between Asakusa and Ueno. The street stretches 800m from north to south and has over 170 specialist shops selling Japanese, Western, and Chinese cookware and lacquerware, Japanese and Western sweets and bread makers, kitchen equipment and tools, food ingredients and packaging, and more.
Kappabashi is also known for Professional-use products that are purchased by general consumers. The Japanese knives are particularly famous for their quality which makes them popular with foreign customers. Another kind of item that might be difficult to find outside Japan is the typical food samples, reproducing famous traditional Japanese food like Ramen, used by restaurant owners to display their dishes outside their shops. Kappabashi is the perfect place to find all these unique items and many more, from handcrafted ceramics to Japanese kitchen tools.

Kappabashi Kitchenware Town is a shopping street with over 100 years of history located in downtown Tokyo between Asakusa and Ueno.

Things to Do in Kappabashi Kitchenware Town

Kappabashi is a street full of shops selling interesting and unique items. Shopping in Kappabashi means experiencing Japan on a deeper level than just mere shopping. All the stores reflect some aspect of the Japanese culture, especially food culture, and history and can help travelers and tourists to get a taste of the Japanese culinary soul through cooking utensils, ceramics, lanterns, signs for restaurants and many more!

How to Get to Kappabashi

Kappabashi is fairly easy to get to, being located in one of the most active and popular areas of Tokyo. The closest station is Tawaramachi Station on the Ginza Line. You can also walk to Kappabashi from Asakusa, maybe after visiting the temples area in around 10-15 minutes.
Kappabashi street is very easy to spot thanks to the iconic giant chef towering from the top of one of the buildings of the area.

You can walk from Kappabashi to Asakusa, maybe after visiting the temples area.

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TRADITION IN DAILY LIFE

More Information about Kappabashi Kitchenware Town

Street address

3-18-2 Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access

Route1

  • About 5 minutes by foot from Tawaramachi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

Route2

  • About 13 minutes by foot from Asakusa Station on the Toei Asakusa Line

Opening Hours

9:00-17:00
(hours may vary depending on the establishment)

Closed

Sundays and holidays
(about 80% of all shops are closed)

Website

https://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/taito/spot/s_968.html

Best season

All year

Point

Spots around

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