Deep Japan : Kappa-bashi Tool Street

Tokyo’s Kappabashi is famous and there are many companies and workshops producing high quality, fun, and decorative items for the kitchen. Kappa-bashi Tool Street is about 800m long located in 10 minutes walking distance from Asakusa and has more than 150 stores relating to kitchen or restaurant. It is well-known as the mecca for plastic pickings. The photo shows example of sample foods made of wax, which you can find in a show-window at the restaurants everywhere in Asakusa.

Since it is right between Ueno and Asakusa, you can then make a detour to Ueno park and Ameyokocho, or head over to the temples and kimono stores in Asakusa.

You can find our Senpai’s recommendations on Kappa-bashi here.

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