Kappabashi Street in Asakusa Area

Kappabashi Street Guide - Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan


Kappabashi Street, also known as Kitchenware Town, is a shopping street in the Asakusa area of Tokyo, Japan. It is famous for its wide variety of kitchenware, restaurant supplies, and plastic food samples. The street is about 800 meters long and runs from Matsugaya to Asakusa, parallel to the Taito Riverside.

What to See and Do

Walking down Kappabashi Street is an experience in itself. The street is lined with shops selling everything from pots and pans to sushi molds to restaurant signs. Many of the shops also sell plastic food samples, which are used by restaurants to display their menu items. These samples are incredibly detailed and realistic, and make for great souvenirs.

One of the highlights of Kappabashi Street is the Nishiasakusa Intersection, where a giant chef statue welcomes visitors. The statue is over 4 meters tall and holds a giant spoon and fork.

Another must-see attraction on Kappabashi Street is the Kama-asa Shoten, a shop that has been selling knives and other kitchen tools since 1908. The shop is famous for its high-quality knives, which are handmade by skilled craftsmen.

How to Get There

Kappabashi Street is located in the Asakusa area of Tokyo. The closest train station is Tawaramachi Station on the Ginza Line, which is about a 5-minute walk from the street. Asakusa Station on the Asakusa Line and Tokyo Skytree Line is also within walking distance.

Here is the approximate latitude and longitude of Kappabashi Street: 35.7125° N, 139.7899° E

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