Place to shop
Kappabashi Dōgu-gai (Kitchenware Street)
Kappabashi Dogu-gai is a famous historic area that is home to more than 170 shops. Merchants first began gathering in the Kappabashi area around 1912, selling old tools and a wide range of implements and hardware. Today you can buy various kitchenware like knives, pans, hardware pots, tableware,…
Kappabashi has a wide range of handling from cookware for business use to cookware for general household use and Birthplace of food samples.
Kappabashi Kitchenware shopping street: highly recommended to visit durind weekdays. Most of the shops are closed on Sundays.
Kappabashi Dori is a street located between Asakusa and Ueno that is lined with stores catered to the restaurant industry. This street is also called Kitchen Town, and is great for buying pottery and ceramics. If you're familiar with Japan's famous fake food displays, you can also buy those here.
“Very nice for walking and jogging. NIce to watch cherry blossom along the river side in Spring.”
“This is one of the oldest the busiest shopping streets in Japan! Everyone can enjoy this streets because this shopping street was established and advanced as a pilgrimage street starting from Kaminarimon gate to the main hall of Sensoji. About 90 shops of some food stands, or many different kinds of souvenir will absolutely attract you on the way to the temple. One notice is that, if you would like to enjoy shops, be sure to arrive here before 6PM! Many of the shops start closing from that time. But if you don’t care about shopping and would like to enjoy the lights in the night, it will be much more quiet and you can enjoy a beautiful light up of the temple, too!”
“The Asakusa Bunka Kankou center is a tourist information center located in front of Asakusa Kaminari-mon Gate. I perform the guidebook by four languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean). you could overlook a town of Tokyo Sky Tree and Asakusa from the prospects terrace of the 8 floor.”
Point of Interest
“Such as Japan's own entertainment, rakugo, comic, acrobatic, impersonation, is a popular entertainment field variety of content to enjoy.”
“Hanayashiki is a famous and historical amusement park in Asakusa. It is the oldest amusement park in Japan, opened in the late Edo era. It is a little far away from our hotel, 25 min on train. It has 20 kinds of attractions there. You can get a full view of Asakusa from the high attraction like 'Space Shot'. Also you can buy a variety of souvenirs like park original goods in the shop.”