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Introducing "Kappabashi Dougu Street"!

“Kappabashi-Dori - Tokyo - かっぱ橋道具街 - 4K Ultra HD” is a video that gives a brief overview of Kappabashi Dougu Street in Asakusa, Tokyo.

In order for restaurants and specifically Japanese restaurants to operate, pottery bowls, dishes and kitchen utensils are indispensable.
Many food and beverage staff and chefs active in the suburbs of Tokyo purchase tools for sale at Kappabashi Dougu Street (Kappabashi Tool Street/Kappabashi Kitchenware Street).
This video shows the scenery of Kappabashi Dougu Street.

There is no background music, it is not a flashy video, but you can see the real state of the city, and it is a video that gives the illusion that you are really shopping at Kappabashi Dougu Street.

What Is Kappabashi Dougu Street?

Image of Kappabashi
Photo:Kappabashi

Kappabashi Dougu Street is located in the area called Kappabashi, between Asakusa and Ueno in Taito-ku, Tokyo.
It is said that the tool street, that extends for about 800 meters north-south, has "everything related to cooking and kitchen equipment."
Located near Tokyo Sky Tree and Sensoji Temple (浅草寺, Sensoji), it is a popular spot for tourists as well as chefs.
Tokyo Sky Tree, a popular tourist attraction in Tokyo, can be viewed from 3:51 in the video.

In 2003, in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Kappabashi Dougu Street, a statue of Kappabashi Kawataro with a Kappa motif was created and it is cherished as a great photo spot.
From 6:51 in the video, you can see the Kappabashi Kawataro Statue shining in all its golden glory.

What Kind of Shops Can You Find on Kappabashi Dougu Street?

Image of fake food
Photo:Fake food

In Kappabashi Dougu Street, there are Asai Shoten, confectionery stores, a field kiln that handles Japanese dishes and lacquerware, a kitchen world TDI that handles knives and kitchen knives, a professional pack that handles packaging supplies, Takamura cans, and an S-CUBIC that handles commercial furniture.
There are also shops and fake food shops that are introduced at 0:41 in the video.

In addition to Western dishes and cutlery, there are also shops that sell cooking utensils such as frying pans, pots, sushi tubs, commercial ingredients, chef jackets, kitchen equipment, and showcases.
These shops can be found throughout the video.
Which store did you like the most?

Summary of Tokyo's Kappabashi Dougu Street

Image of Kappabashi
Photo:Kappabashi

Kappabashi Dougu Street is featured in the video and is one of Japan's best tool streets with over 100 years of history.
On the lively Kappabashi Dougu Street, the "Kappabashi Tool Festival" is also held after "Tool Day" on October 9.

The Kappabashi Festival is a recommended event for those who want to get quality, affordable cooking utensils.
There are many restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy lunch in the Tokyo Asakusa area with many sightseeing spots, so please feel free to enjoy your time sightseeing as well.

◆Tokyo Kappabashi Dougu Street◆
【Operating Hours】From 9:00 to 17:00 (except some stores)
【Access】5 minutes walking from Tokyo Metro Tawaramachi Station, 6 minutes walking from Iriya Station, 5 minutes walking from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
【Closures】Almost all shops are open on weekdays, about 10% on weekends and about 70% on Sundays and holidays

【Official Website】Kappabashi Dougu Street Official Website
https://www.kappabashi.or.jp/en/index.html

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Sep. 22, 2020
Japan
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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