Friday, 12 June 2015

Kappabashi 合羽橋 or Kitchen Town, Tokyo

  A giant chef welcomes you to the Southern entrance of Kappabashi-dori,
where the famous kitchen street in Tokyo is located. 
The street is lined up with dozens of stores selling anything from grill pans, knives, 
paper lanterns, pottery to plastic fake food.
This place is heaven and a definite must-see for anyone who loves to cook.

Plastic food (sampuru) costs more than real food.

These plastic pastas and sundaes look remarkably real.

Iron stamps for wagashi  or Japanese sweets.

Japanese cookware and cutters in different shapes and sizes.

Bonito shaver

This is a fantastic place to pick up some Japanese lacquerware.

Cute looking take away pouches and paper bags.

Tile coasters

Wine cheese plate

 Kamata knives

These knives are beautiful and quality unmatched.

Most of the shops do not open on Sundays and public holidays
 so make sure you plan ahead and make your visit on a weekday.
Most stores open from 9am-5pm.
It is located just midway between Ueno and Asakusa.

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