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Kitchen Town (Kappabashi), Taito

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#9 of 34 in Neighborhoods in Tokyo
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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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  • as we were staying nearby. it's quite an amazing place with lots going on. It's always nice to see somethink different on the 'tourist trail'. Plenty of food options as well. i'd say the knife shops a...  more »
  • Kitchen Town is an easy distance from Senso-Ji Temple. Large variation in types and quality of table ware and implements. Some shops offer a very large array of "cookie cutters" - shapes, sizes, etc. ...  more »
  • Kitchenware district kappabashi Street, long close to Asakusa. Twisted source cookware for sale Coffee machine Ceramic plates and bowls. Food models
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