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Kappabashi Dougu-gai (Kappabashi Kitchen Utensils Town)

Travel Guide - Kappabashi Dougu-gai (Kappabashi Kitchen Utensils Town)

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Kappabashi Dougu-gai is an unique shopping district with a proud history of over 100 years. It is known as "Kitchenware Town" since the one-kilometer long street there is lined up with more than 170 stores specialized in kitchenware such as tableware, kitchen utensils, restaurant-grade equipment, interior decorating goods, etc. These stores not only sell wholesale but also retail and attracts both professionals and the general public who are looking for useful gadgets. Items aren't particularly cheap, but some of them are very convincing and could make unusual Japanese souvenirs.
The most interesting things sold in Kappabashi Dougu-gai would be life-like plastic replicas of dishes and food products for display use. Whether you want a plate of spaghetti Bolognese complete with an upright fork, a lurid pizza, a colorful ice cream cone, a glass of beer, a variety of Sushi, or a bowl of Ramen... it is all there.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

ClosedClosed

  • Varies according to the shop / facility

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express (03)
  • 5 minutes walk from Tawaramachi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G18)
  • 7 minutes walk from Inaricho Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G17)
  • 10 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G19), Tobu Skytree Line (TS01), or Toei Asakusa Line (A18)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 3-18-2, Matsugaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0036

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Ben Harris @Bentholyptus - 2019-04-18
Day 4 in #Tokyo #Japan

Took in the culinary delights of #Kappabashi street and bought a new knife https://t.co/0137m4ydbZ
Ben Harris @Bentholyptus - 2019-04-18
Day 4

Walked from Kappabashi to the Senso-Ji Temple.

Absolutely amazing https://t.co/RvwsAWK8OO
Lucy @ LAST DC CHP ✘Д✘ @lucycamui - 2019-04-18
I've been to the actual spot of the Kappa statue in Kappabashi, it's a lot less fab
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2019-04-17
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
Doctor Comics @drcomics - 2019-04-17
MAKING COMICS...character design of the cat crew from my forthcoming graphic novel THE CAT COOKING COMICS IN KAPPAB… https://t.co/IPcIRYXz4F
Shitamachi Club @ClubShitamachi - 2019-04-17
'Niimi no Occhan' = Big chef.
There are many shops selling kitchen utensils here nearby asakusa, called KappaBashi.… https://t.co/3tTaxBDEGJ
Dawn Schultz @dawnschultz - 2019-04-16
A great afternoon searching for knives 🔪 thanks prima_yucco for taking us! kashihwang islandchefkbrett

#travel… https://t.co/LbnrveeSZc
sensitive susan @Eve_K - 2019-04-16
Hello again. After paddling a swan boat we went to Kappabashi😍 https://t.co/4gx6ARligu
Doctor Comics @drcomics - 2019-04-15
Panel from my forthcoming graphic novel THE CAT COOKING COMICS IN KAPPABASHI of the Tokyo cafe where the feline cha… https://t.co/ulYoxBBue5
Kevin Afghani @Turtslap - 2019-04-14
I met a dude while shopping for knives in Kappabashi, Tokyo today who had a Horde symbol tattoo on his arm. Long st… https://t.co/1C7BagR19p
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2019-04-14
Q: Could you show me the way to Kappabashi Dougu Street?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
https://t.co/U1pjKqfTq5
Stefan @st3f4n - 2019-04-14
👨‍🍳 Kappabashi Kitchen Town
📍 Tokyo
📅 21st March… https://t.co/71kLsDBPz0
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2019-04-13
Kappabashi shopping street near Asakusa (Tokyo, Japan). There are stores that sell wax foods. https://t.co/z8bIlAcv0H
Hannah🍌🐟 Lan WangJi's Cornetto @yutlungshair - 2019-04-12
Wow even the kappa statue is a real thing lol https://t.co/HG0Cl6G8Sh
Hannah🍌🐟 Lan WangJi's Cornetto @yutlungshair - 2019-04-12
Wow even the kappa statue is a real thing lol https://t.co/HG0Cl6G8Sh
Mew @Magicmew12 - 2019-04-12
I hadn't realized Sarazanmai was set on a real location, that's pretty cool! There's even a kappa temple in the are… https://t.co/EZqn2NUylc
Andrew Fraser + C₈H₁₀N₄O₂ @Arfness - 2019-04-09
@Zombie_Phil @craigwilson @AnneDoli And some knives.
https://t.co/d49EZ4Nf3J
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2019-04-09
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
Tim Kainé @deusvulpix - 2019-04-09
@buttpraxis in Tokyo, Sensō-ji Temple was very cool (stumbled upon it on accident on the way to a 7/11 that had a g… https://t.co/Q0FTCL7Cu8
je suis hunchback @deusvulpix - 2019-04-09
@buttpraxis in Tokyo, Sensō-ji Temple was very cool (stumbled upon it on accident on the way to a 7/11 that had a g… https://t.co/Q0FTCL7Cu8
koda is in japan until april 20 @ph14basicbitch - 2019-04-09
Wares from kappabashi. We found a chopstick store that reminded us of the Harry Potter wand store - the cards had l… https://t.co/81xEnhnWQT
user deus vulpix @deusvulpix - 2019-04-09
@buttpraxis in Tokyo, Sensō-ji Temple was very cool (stumbled upon it on accident on the way to a 7/11 that had a g… https://t.co/Q0FTCL7Cu8
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2019-04-08
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
Floating world @world_floating - 2019-04-08
“We walked west away from Sensō-ji, crossing Kappabashi Dogu street, lined with shops selling to the restaurant tr… https://t.co/ijIG3fHvLy
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2019-04-08
Q: Could you show me the way to Kappabashi Dougu Street?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
https://t.co/U1pjKqfTq5
豆豆豆 大逆裁-04/SoJ-05🐉 @beaniebeancakes - 2019-04-08
My friend got me excited for Sarazanmai, its set in Asakusa, has kappas and I get reminded of Kappabashi

Now it'll… https://t.co/Ps4dpDZXSn
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2019-04-07
Kappabashi shopping street near Asakusa (Tokyo, Japan). There are stores that sell wax foods. https://t.co/z8bIlAcv0H
The Adventures of Blaine and Katey @BlaineandKatey - 2019-04-06
@Tokyo_Lens Thanks Trying to block out our next trip schedule. Last time we went to Asakusa some kids from an Engli… https://t.co/9Z5bmkT9R8
shes_crafty @shes_crafty - 2019-04-06
I think it’s true that there is possibly a Hello Kitty version of everything.
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#hellokitty #kitchentown… https://t.co/Ji6GZmFUVP
Juliann of Kintsugi Style @KintsugiStyle - 2019-04-05
First quick stroll in #Sensoji & #Kappabashi -- just to eat some street food & scout a longer day out when it's not… https://t.co/1ED1IGL52X
timmie @timmiesaurus - 2019-04-05
I mean… who doesn’t love a fake plastic food supply shop? @ Kappabashi Kitchen Town https://t.co/8qxOLAeM9A
LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2019-04-04
Planning your trip to #Tokyo? The #Asakusa area is a must-do! Just a short walk away is Kappabashi - known as Tokyo… https://t.co/xPGTaaVQrc
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2019-04-04
Q: Could you show me the way to Kappabashi Dougu Street?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
https://t.co/U1pjKqfTq5

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