Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai)

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Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai)

Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai)
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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 area
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Neighbourhood: 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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TassieTripping
Hobart, Australia546 contributions
Amazing range of kitchen items
Sep 2019
Almost a kilometre long, this street is lined on both sides by shops both small and large selling catering supplies including tableware, utensils and appliances and sample food. There is a English diagram that shows every shop and type of products for sale which you can get from some shops. Easy to spend a long time here depending on what you’re interested in. Staff were very helpful.
Written 31 August 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Just a street with lots of cooking stuff
Aug 2019
Kappabashi Street is supposed to be the mecca for cooking and foodie lovers. Well... you have lots of stores selling kitchen equipment, tableware, clothing and decorative items. There are more than 100 stores. There also some stores where you can buy food.
But that's it. It's more an issue of curiosity rather than exploring the market to buy items.
Written 3 June 2020
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
Kappabshi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai)
Nov 2019
This was a very interesting area for us to browse through. Everything in this part of town has to do with kitchenware and is frequented by restaurateurs. chefs and generally anyone interested in cooking and picking up unique pots/pans, knives, dishes. You can always find something unique to buy. I really enjoy the shops that specialize in plastic food that is often display in restaurant store windows. I find the the miniature sushi magnets quite intriguing!
Written 12 May 2020
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Yu Ying
Singapore, Singapore1,964 contributions
Cooking lover paradise
Nov 2019
An entire area selling everything related to cooking you can find. But some shops look like they have been around since forever and some items are quite old/dated. It is walking distance from Akihabara, quite easy to reach. Each shop has unique specialty items such as ceramics, wooden plates/bowls, fake menu food replica, chef outfit, coffee maker, chopsticks etc. I can easily spend one whole afternoon there.
Written 22 March 2020
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KitKato7
Atascadero, CA15 contributions
Kitchenware
Feb 2020 • Friends
Most amazing place to buy anything for cooking or plating food! Could spend multiple days walking through all the stores in this district.
Written 27 February 2020
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Lori G
Upper Montclair, NJ266 contributions
Kitchen Street
Feb 2020 • Couples
Totally worth the stroll as part of a Asukara day. Seeing whole shops dedicated to restaurant fare was great fun. There is nice dishware and great Japanese made knives to be had if you care to look. I would have bought a whole set of dishes but I simply could not carry another thing.
Written 22 February 2020
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Elissa
Dana Point, CA499 contributions
Fun Place
Jan 2020
This is a fun place to walk around for people who like food. There are even fake food stores to buy the set ups!
Written 30 January 2020
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MinervaZee
Laurel, MD158 contributions
Kitchen Heaven
Jan 2020
Looking for porcelain, cookware, or other kitchen supplies? This is the place! While it's primarily for restaurant supply, they also do retail trade. You can (and should) spend hours here. If you plan to buy a lot, make sure you bring something to carry your purchases. It can get heavy (yes, we bought a lot of dishes). Some shops offer shipping, though I didn't check the details. Prices here are significantly less than what you'll see in other shops - I got 5 plastic lacquer-style miso bowls for 350 yen. Some places take credit cards, most are cash. Shops close promptly at 5, so make sure you allot enough time for your visit. We had to come back the next day.
Written 18 January 2020
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K T
Toronto, Canada1,062 contributions
For cooking enthusiasts
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited Kappabashi street in January 2020. This is the kitchen district of Tokyo. You can find any cookware, kitchen equipment, or food samples in this area. If you are cooking enthusiast, this is a must. The shops close early around 5 pm, so take note. We wish we had more time to spend. Within walking distance to Asakusa temple. Highly recommend.
Written 10 January 2020
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,590 contributions
A must visit
Jan 2020 • Solo
Whatever you’re after in the cooking department you’ll find it here. Menus, chopsticks, cutlery, ceramics, napkins, brooms and so on. It’s all here with the best items being knives. The most amusing places are the ones selling plastic food.
Not far from Ueno Station, with about a 20 minute walk, you will enjoy walking in and around the area discovering the different little shops and stores. Prices aren’t negotiable so don’t think of trying to try and haggle.
Staff are helpful and please be patient as not everyone has great English.
Written 6 January 2020
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