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The stores in this neighborhood sell kitchen equipment and paper supplies to the city's restaurants. Of note are the specialty plastic food items, which are placed in restaurant windows to show passersby what goodies are being served inside.
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“plastic food”(96 reviews)
“japanese knives”(20 reviews)
“knife shops”(16 reviews)
3-8-12 Matsugaya, Taito 111-0036, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-1225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband always fancied a good kitchen knife so we headed to this place known as Kamata in Kappabashi street. For us it’s a great deal of walk from Sensoji temple especially in summer. It seems very near but next time we will take the...More

Thank abba25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of places to buy kitchen knives. Also lots of shops with tourist pricing, so be clever. We bought a knife from kamasaa as they were the only shop with a salesperson that spoke fluent english. However, we also bought two knives from tokyu hands...More

Thank WorkToTravel123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can get a range of crockery, cutlery, machinery (kakigori ice shavers, registers, etc) and accessories here. Primarily this is shopping for those in the restaurant/food industry from my point of view because most of the crockery places require you to purchase bowls, etc in...More

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place where you can find everything for restaurants and cooking. Good price and nice ideas for souvenir. There are also several knives'shops. Raccomanded!

Thank Alessandra D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was travelling with my husband but had a day by myself where I took the train to Kitchen Town. It was not as big as I had hoped but I definately enjoyed the walk around and the kitchen theme. I was focused on tea...More

Thank Marcia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great street for kitchen wares and the plastic food displays that you see in all the restaurants. well worth a visit. bring a bag as you'll grab one or two things for sure.

Thank Michael-Perth2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kitchen street is a must go if you’re into all sorts of kitchenware from cedar sushi rice bowls to some of the best knife shops around. This area has a store type map to target what you’re looking for, just ask a store assistant for...More

Thank Rors47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Kamata Knife store recently and was very disappointed with the service. First of all their website indicate they speak ENGLISH which was not true. There were four people working at the store and spoke no English. WE had a difficult time getting...More

Thank Canadaontario
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Absolutely love this street. Lined with shops selling all manner of goods for the catering industry, including a number of shops specialising in knives. I bought a lovely mass produced sashimi slicer that would have cost almost double in the U.K. I also bought an...More

1  Thank WatashiwaMnM
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This shopping area is well worth exploring just for interest but ifyou want to buy knives this is the area to see the range of styles and quality of both Japanese and imported kitchen knives. It pays to do your homework on different kinds and...More

Thank Taledoo49
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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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25 August 2018|
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Response from sandylee83 |
Either method is fine however if the shop seems small or traditional, it may only accept cash only.
12 August 2018|
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Response from Taledoo49 | Reviewed this property |
We brought knives back to Australia in checked luggage and had no problems
Andrea A
13 May 2018|
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Response from Simon W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most of the shops are open on Sundays. But the shops on the street closes early each day. By 6pm the street is very quiet.