Kappabashi Dougu Street

Kappabashi Dougu Street
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Page last updated: Nov, 04, 2020
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Peter von Gomm

The Kappabashi Dougu Street began with the opening of several trading stores specializing in tools and wares around the Taisho Era. There are now about 170 shops in the area, making it the most impressive concentration of culinary tool shops in all of Japan. Kappabashi Dougu Street is nearly 800 m long and walking the area you can see a wonderful variety of items essential to the culinary arts. From cooking utensils, dishes and kitchen equipment, to lacquerware, food samples, chef's clothing, and more can be found along the stretch between Asakusa and Ueno. In addition to tourists, the area is popular with professional chefs who come to purchase tools for their trade, and shops dealing with kitchen utensils used by ordinary families have increased. The green mythological river dwelling creature ”Kappa Kawatarō" is the area's mascot, and a statue was built in commemoration of the area`s 90th anniversary in 2003.

Information of Spot Detail


3-18-2 Matsugaya Taito-ku, Tokyo

Telephone Number


Spot Types

shopping complex

Business Hours

10:00 to 17:00 (Except some shops)

Regular Holiday

Irregular closing days
- Please refer to homepage.


It varies according to shops.


15 minutes walk from JR Ueno station or JR Uguisudani station
5 minutes walk from Tawaramachi station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza line
6 minutes walk from Iriya station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line
13 minutes walk from Asakusa station on the Toei Asakusa line or the Tobu Isesaki line

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