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Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), Taito

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Witness the behind-the-scenes aspect of Japanese restaurant business at Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), a busy street packed with shops hawking a huge range of dining-related wares. A tourist attraction in itself, the street bursts with colorful storefronts selling paper lanterns, plastic display food, cookware, and just about any other restaurant supply you can name. Stroll down the street and admire the wide selection of gear on sale, but keep in mind that you won't actually find food itself here. Don't forget to bring your camera to snap a photo of a giant statue of a chef's head, which stands above the street's southern entrance. Use our Tokyo holiday planner to arrange your visit to Kitchen Town (Kappabashi) and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • We visited here after sensoji which was really crowded. About a 15 minute walk and we were at Kappabashi. It is filled with shops containing everything you would need to buy to run a resaturants. Good...  more »
  • We came here for the Kamata knife shop which is legendary. You can purchase an extremely well crafted (and exceptionally sharp) knife at Kamata and they will engrave your name in Katakana or Kanjii on...  more »
  • Located near Ueno Railway Station, this area boasts numerous restaurants and eateries to tempt your palate. There are even Western options in the form of English and Irish pubs, and cocktail bars. Too...  more »