This street located 15 minutes on foot from Kaminari-mon Gate in Asakusa is packed with all manner of kitchen gadgets both for professional and amateur chefs. The 800m-long arcade has about 170 stores that sell tableware, pots, confectionary making machines, food materials and all. You will definitely come across a favorite for your long-term use. Check out plastic food samples that look amazingly real to stimulate your appetite.
The origin of the street name goes back to an old practice that raincoats (kappa) were once hung over the bridge (bashi) to dry out. There is also a legend that a merchant had a prosperous business after catching glimpses of a legendary creature 'kappa' in the river. You will find a number of kappa statues along this street.
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5.03 weeks ago
Fun Street near asakusa to walk around and shop or look around at Japanese cutlery and kitchen utensils. Great place for Japanese ceramic wares and coffee paraphernalia.
You can buy plastic realistic food at a few shops there, like they have in the windows of most Japanese restaurants! If you want to make plastic food you should reserve a spot online before the day as those tend to fill up.
Close enough to make it a combined trip to Asakusa temple and the New Tokyo tower!
5.02 months ago
Awesome street with collection of hundreds of kitchen supply stores for every tool you'll need. Start with their famous knives as well as baking tools, plates and even artificial food plates for your restaurant.
Love it. Avoid arrive on Sunday as some stores may be closed (still, many are open but not as on weekdays)
4.04 months ago
Great place for Japanese knives and kitchen products. One of the largest collection of Japanese kitchen products on one street.
If you’re looking for a Japanese Knife to bring home this is the place to head to. From mainstream Japanese brands to smaller blade smiths there’ll be something for you. Lots of food related souvenirs to buy home as well.
Plenty of food options also available dotted around the area. So be sure to have a wonder around
Credit cards accepted at most shop.
5.03 months ago
A very wonderful experience strolling down the street. Not a typical tourist magnet in Tokyo. But I like it so much. I spent many hours here just to window shopping. Enjoying many beautiful kitchen tools in the shops.
4.02 weeks ago
A lot of house and dining stuff. There are bowls store, traditional snacks, etc. Enjoy shopping there. It close on 5 pm.