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Shopping in Tokyo: Cooking knives at Kamata Hakensha

Select top-grade kitchen knives made in Japan for your home or restaurant! In Tokyo, Kamata Hakensha is a family speciality store open in 1923; it proposes 800 Japanese knives, many hand-made, and you can engrave a name for free!

Cooking knives at Kamata Hakensha (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Engraving a cooking knife at Kamata Hakensha (Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan).

A few prices:

  • All-purpose cooking knife: 6.000 yens
  • Fish knife: 4.800 yens
  • Sashimi knife: 5.700 yens
  • Home-use set: 17.400 yens

Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Kamata Hakensha.

Kappabashi in Japan

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.

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.

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 🙂