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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kanto - Tokyo - Northern Tokyo
Kappabashi Street
# 35   of 73 most visited
sights in Tokyo

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Kappabashi Street (かっぱ橋道具街, Kappabashi Dōgugai) is a shopping street between Ueno and Asakusa, which is lined with several dozens of stores selling everything needed by restaurant operators, with the exception of fresh food.

You will find specialized stores for dishes, pots, pans, cooking utensils, stoves, tables, chairs, signs, lanterns and more. There are also a few stores which sell plastic and wax food samples, used by many restaurants in their show windows.

Plastic food samples
Red lanterns

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How to get there
The closest station is Tawaramachi Station on the Subway Ginza Line, a short walk away.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:Most shops open from 9:00 to 17:00
Closed:Many shops are closed on Sundays and public holidays

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