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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3.0in the last week
Cool street. Everything a chef could want at extremely affordable prices. I reccomend the kitchenware shops, for some good deals, avoid the bigger more modernized ones. Everything opens at about 10am.
5.02 weeks ago
Delicious desserts, especially the salted caramel pudding!! And really good coffee. We had a great pit stop here while touring the area. The cafe itself is also very beautiful with professional barista. I recomend sitting on the bar.
5.02 weeks ago
Bought beautiful knives from there. Many stores for your every kitchen need. Also a nice neighborhood
4.0a week ago
Great fun if you are into cooking and kitchens..some more general antiques too. A destination for the enthusiast, not for the uninterested partner. Lack of refreshment stops eg coffee shops.
5.0a month ago
If you are looking for kitchenware, pots, pans, ice-cream machines, noren, and food ticket vending machine, this is the place to go. It has everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that you need for your kitchen, house, restaurant or coffee shop. Some of the goods are cheap though you need to be careful as some of it DOES not include taxes. But I suppose if you have a tourist visa and spend more than 5,000 yen, you can get tax free goods. What I adored are the handmade bowls with its intricate design patterns. Definitely a good place to get souvenirs for the fam and friends.