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Kitchen Town (Kappabashi)

3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-1225
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What Makes It Special
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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3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3844-1225
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"plastic food"
in 92 reviews
"japanese knives"
in 19 reviews
"knife shops"
in 14 reviews
"cooking utensils"
in 12 reviews
"restaurant windows"
in 8 reviews
"restaurant supplies"
in 6 reviews
"cookie cutters"
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"food samples"
in 6 reviews
"tea cups"
in 6 reviews
"shops selling"
in 25 reviews
"tawaramachi station"
in 8 reviews
"japanese restaurant"
in 5 reviews
"great street"
in 7 reviews
"great place to shop"
in 7 reviews
"sushi"
in 19 reviews
"both sides"
in 15 reviews
"chop sticks"
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Reviewed today

You name it, you can find it here long as it's for the kitchen. This part of Tokyo is full of small shops specialising in goods for the kitchen, my favourites are the ceramics shops and the knife shops which are full of amazing array...More

Thank MC_Baz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Kitchen Town and Street in the afternoon just out of curiosity. The street was 2 blocks away from our Hotel (Asakusa View Hotel). We were pleasantly surprised by the range of kitchenware available. A good place to browse and buy some tea...More

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time it is nice to walk from shop to shop...some are more touristy but some are full of real kitchen stuff for japanese restaurants....the prices are ok although the nice things are always expensive

1  Thank pentericcia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must do. You can buy so many incredible things for your kitchen here and at reasonable prices. It’s nearly all made in Japan. Several shops and boutiques and tons of places to grab a quick bite.

2  Thank Aubrey F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two chefs at different restaurants recommended a visit to Kappabashi after I oohhed and awed over their table settings. I am so glad I listened to them! We spent most of a day strolling through the shops and shipped a few boxes of stone wares...More

2  Thank MelissaPeery
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very long time walking both sides of the street exploring whats on offer. The huge chef and teacups and saucers mark the beginning of a cooks heaven. Shop here for everything you need. Be careful though there are lots of shops and only...More

1  Thank Cheesy59
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We now make it a point to visit Kappabashi whenever we are in Tokyo. It is fun to seek out neat and well made kitchen tools and gadgets typically priced lower than other stores in Tokyo. You do not need to be a professional chef...More

1  Thank Stu Y
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

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.

1  Thank Kelvin H
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 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
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

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!

1  Thank Habiba S
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Jobaobab
May 14, 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
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January 17, 2017|
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Response from hypnobluez | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen anything similar near Shinjuku station.
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Roland C
September 29, 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
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