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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

TweetsTweets

Armand Vaquer @ArmandV - 2020-01-26
Armand's Rancho Del Cielo: Best Shops In Tokyo's Kappabashi 'Kitchen Town' https://t.co/TjCew99Xqp #Japan #travel… https://t.co/oGdSm0CSZf
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2020-01-26
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
🌻Food Sake Tokyo🍧 @YukariSakamoto - 2020-01-26
@joelion @twoohkate https://t.co/yZaKdM1l05
website for #Minochiya at #Kappabashi
🌻Food Sake Tokyo🍧 @YukariSakamoto - 2020-01-26
Playful soy sauce plate from #Kappabashi. Kitchenware district with more than you can imagine. #Minochiya
Nishi-As… https://t.co/RnigJQS8zp
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2020-01-25
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
TimeOutTokyo @TimeOutTokyo - 2020-01-25
Go kitchen crazy. https://t.co/3loQ96BUTe
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2020-01-24
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
Jonathan E. Chen 📍🇯🇵 @wikichen - 2020-01-24
I don’t usually splurge on things but when I do it’s in Kappabashi-dori and it’s a grand on five knives with my nam… https://t.co/2PwadO5orH
Jonathan E. Chen 📍🇹🇼 @wikichen - 2020-01-24
I don’t usually splurge on things but when I do it’s in Kappabashi-dori and it’s a grand on five knives with my nam… https://t.co/2PwadO5orH
Kerstin Rodgers @MsMarmitelover - 2020-01-24
In Tokyo I spent my birthday in ‘kitchen utensil street’ 🍴 kappabashi. It’s like Disneyland for kitchenalia addicts… https://t.co/0gZFrg1KF6
Kerstin Rodgers @MsMarmitelover - 2020-01-24
In Tokyo I spent my birthday in ‘kitchen utensil street’ 🍴 kappabashi. It’s like Disneyland for kitchenalia addicts… https://t.co/11SkBnqliz
Wacu² @Wacu_2 - 2020-01-24
[Full time] Sales / Sharpener for new opening knife store in Kappabashi #akiba
#akihabara #japanesecraft #knife… https://t.co/ZwjAqOEb20
🌻Food Sake Tokyo🍧 @YukariSakamoto - 2020-01-22
Charming #cafeotonova hidden away on a back street in #Kappabashi.

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Daish Malani @ahimsalove - 2020-01-20
Check it out. Japan has its first 100% vegan convenience store near Kappabashi (near Ueno) https://t.co/W4Velg6xo9
Wacu² @Wacu_2 - 2020-01-19
[Full time] Sales / Sharpener for new opening knife store in Kappabashi #akiba
#akihabara #japanesecraft #knife… https://t.co/vNc09E1b5G
🌈Scott MacDonald🌈 @sukochi_anime - 2020-01-19
Today was such a nice day, I decided to rent a bicycle and came here!!! #Sarazanmai #Kappabashi #kerokero
Unfortuna… https://t.co/TdFDJEz55C
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2020-01-18
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
Yokai Parade @Yokai_Parade - 2020-01-17
Kappa love to drown people and worse, but can be helpful when something might be in it for them. They are venerated… https://t.co/G9k3tLGS3V
Yokai Parade @Yokai_Parade - 2020-01-17
This folklore is one of the theories to explain the name of the Kappabashi area - and the best one, of course - but… https://t.co/yMB5MpECPK
Wacu² @Wacu_2 - 2020-01-15
[Full time] Sales / Sharpener for new opening knife store in Kappabashi #akiba
#akihabara #japanesecraft #knife… https://t.co/lePqNRUqdr
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2020-01-14
Kappabashi shopping street near Asakusa (Tokyo, Japan). There are stores that sell wax foods. https://t.co/z8bIlAcv0H
LIVE JAPAN @LIVEJAPANGuide - 2020-01-14
Tokyo has this adorable town called Kappabashi, which is sometimes referred to by locals as the 'kitchen town' - it… https://t.co/QF7voEjFBH
Ninja Food Tours @ninjafoodtours - 2020-01-11
REAL or FAKE food??

Kappabashi in Tokyo has dozens of shops specializing in this artform, and when you visit, you… https://t.co/aNGMY65C4K
AKIYAMA Takeshi @canalmania - 2020-01-10
Foreign tourists like to buy Japanese knives, which have good reputations in the world. The Kappabashi kitchen uten… https://t.co/QUoeTOITZt
Wacu² @Wacu_2 - 2020-01-10
[Full time] Sales / Sharpener for new opening knife store in Kappabashi #akiba
#akihabara #japanesecraft #knife… https://t.co/IxYUKmv1KO
Leslea Mair @Leslea_M - 2020-01-07
I visited Tokyo for the first time last month, Kappabashi Utensil Street was amazing! https://t.co/C5SxRkOlDI
Simon Majumdar @SimonMajumdar - 2020-01-07
It had to be done. Yesterday, we walked to the famous Kappabashi Utensil St (north of Ueno Station) for me to add t… https://t.co/IFKGe0xqgw
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2020-01-06
Many cute cat-related goods in Japan. Asakusa,/Kappabashi shops and others. https://t.co/HwT8pFtiEf
anime generator bot☆ @AnimeGenBot_ - 2020-01-06
Kujira no Oneesan The Animation - A new episode split into five parts, further explaining the end of Tokyo's Kappab… https://t.co/4CTNCkaFUH
BlueRena @BlueRena777 - 2020-01-05
Kappabashi shopping street near Asakusa (Tokyo, Japan). There are stores that sell wax foods. https://t.co/z8bIlAcv0H
Wacu² @Wacu_2 - 2020-01-05
[Full time] Sales / Sharpener for new opening knife store in Kappabashi #akiba
#akihabara #japanesecraft #knife… https://t.co/uIGkhK1HOK

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