Kappabashi

Kappabashi is an offbeat area of Tokyo city. In Taito ward, this old “kitchen town” is visited by Japanese professionals desiring equipment for their restaurant, bar, hotel, cooking school… but also by foreigners interested in high-quality cooking knives, incredibly realistic fake food, etc.

Yes in Japan news about Kappabashi (read more):

  • Travel tips for Tokyo: Rain or snow? Go to Asakusa area! (2015-2016) {10 December 2015} - Big rain or snow today during your stay in Tokyo or Yokohama? And you still have to explore the north-east of Tokyo? Go shopping and discover the Japanese culture and everyday life in covered areas: the modern Sky Tree tower, the culinary Kappabashi Dougu Street, traditional alleys near the holy Thunder Gate… Precise travel tips […]
  • Kamata Hakensha in Tokyo: Directions, maps and photo {25 November 2015} - Kamata Hakensha is on Kappabashi Dougu Street, near Tawaramachi subway station (5 minutes north-west from exit 3). This respected kitchen knives shop is “E4” on the Get Japan map of Tokyo – Asakusa 2015-2016: Cute green statues of Japanese Kappa monsters mark the entrance of the shop:
  • Asakusa Kobijutsu in Tokyo: Directions, maps and photo {24 November 2015} - Asakusa Kobijutsu is on Kappabashi Dougu Street, near Tawaramachi subway station (10 minutes north-west from exit 3). This antique shop full of treasures is “E3” on the Get Japan map of Tokyo – Asakusa 2015-2016: Entrance of Asakusa Kobijutsu:

Tour in Kappabashi

Our travel agency organizes Yes in Japan 1-day tours in English and French including “Kappabashi-dori” shopping street because its shops are fun, because fake food is a great gift, and because many foreign chefs need an interpreter to discuss with Japanese shopkeepers! On holidays in Japan with your children? Join a memorable “Make fake food” activity in Kappabashi 🙂

Access in Tokyo

Kappabashi is near Iriya subway station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line), Tawaramachi subway station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), and Asakusa train station (Tsukuba Express line). Asakusa subway station and Ueno train station are at walking distance; holders of a JR Pass can reach Ueno for free by riding the Yamanote Line. To easily find your way on foot, we recommend you to get a map of Kappabashi & Asakusa.