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Kappabashi-dori, also known just as Kappabashi or Kitchen Town, is a street in Tokyo between Ueno and Asakusa which is almost entirely populated with shops supplying the restaurant trade. These shops sell everything from knives and other kitchen utensils, mass-produced crockery, restaurant furniture, ovens, and decorations, through to esoteric items such as the plastic display food found outside Japanese restaurants. The street is also an off-beat tourist destination. Nearby is located Kappa-dera Temple where locals offer cucumber to appease the Kappas. Wikipedia


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Tokyo Asakusa Half Day New Discover Walking Tour with Local Guide

Kappabashi Utensils Street, Tokyo

【OUTLINE】 A local guide will tell you everything in detail that you will never know in an ordinary sightseeing, starting from the history of the Tokyo's oldest Sensoji Temple to how to make a prayer at the temple. The tour will walk from Asakusa to Kappabashi, the kitchenware town. For lunch, try a Tokyoite's favorite food, Monja-yaki. The course of the tour can be adjusted according to the requests from the customer. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Discover Asakusa with a guide who knows well of the history and culture of the Tokyo's No.1 tourist spot ・A guided tour to make a basic sightseeing more informative and enjoyable ・Suitable for a small group to a family with children ・Flexible itinerary in response to the customer's request ・Optional souvenir shopping or hands-on experience can be arranged

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Japanese Sample Food Making Experience

Kappabashi Utensils Street, Tokyo

The Japanese Sample (Sampuru) Food Making Experience and Asakusa History Tour includes a class that explores the Japanese craft of making fake food for restaurant displays in Japan and walking tour of Kappabashi and Asakusa Sensoji Temple to learn about the history of the area. In the 3-hour tour, learn about the history and traditional craft of Sampuru food with an English-speaking guide and translator before going to Kappabashi and Sensoji Temple. Before the workshop, see different types of Sampuru models and learn how this craft was started and what the significance of sampuru food displays are in Japan. After the explanations, join a workshop with a small group where you can get a hands-on experience in making tempura sampuru foods, which you can take home as a souvenir. This is a great experience for anyone, including young children (age 7 and up).

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