Here are the best kitchenware shops in Asakusa, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category. For instance, Niimi Tableware, Japanese Tableware Dengama, Kakimori and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Asakusa!
A wholesale store for restaurant supplies at the South entrance of Kappabashi Dougu Street. The statue of a giant cook on the rooftop of the building is the symbol of Kappabashi Dougu Street. They proudly offer a wide range tableware and cutlery for Japanese, Western and Chinese food, lacquerware and wooden products. Their original products such as the children's lunch series are popular as well. It is part of the enjoyment to find a good buy out of the jungle-like store overflowing with products.
No.2：Japanese Tableware Dengama
Japanese Pottery Shop Dengama is a Japanese pottery speciality store which directly purchases the product from the potteries all over Japan such as Arita, Kutani, Mashiko and Mino. They handle a wide range of products focused on bowls with made with traditional Japanese pottery techniques and pictures, along with fine articles from famous potteries, and products for ordinary daily use as mugs, tea cups and small plates. Don't forget to check the bargains near the entrance of the shop.
Kakimori is a shop that doesn’t only specialize in high-quality fountain pens but all kinds of stationery items, including pen cases, business card holders, and notebooks. Among those items is a great number of genuinely unique goods, with one of the most popular and representative being the refillable ink ball pen. As the name suggests, this ingenuous pen can be filled with ink of various different colors, refillable as many times as you like. This is the perfect gift for friends, family, or just for yourself!
Kamaasa is a cooking equipment store founded in 1908. Inside the store, various utensils are lined up, starting from kitchen knifes and Nambu ironware, other professional tools like pots , the Yukihira Pot (a pouring pot), frying pans, bamboo draing baskets, graters, but also ordinary daily house utensils. There is a wide variety of carefully selected beautifully designed products with great quality which will fit in your hand better the more you use it. We recommend you to come and try to hold the products for yourself and make a choice based on that.
No.5：Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya
Colorful plastic samples are displayed at Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya. On the second floor of the Kappabashi Showroom, you can experience making food replicas using wax. Based on a program designed by artisans, the staff will teach you the traditional techniques. You will make two kinds of plastic tempura and a head of lettuce in approximately one hour.
No.6：Funawa - Main Shop
Funawa Honten (Main Store) is located in Asakusa, one of the towns in the Shitamachi (downtown) area. Its history dates back to 1902, when it opened as a famed store of sweet‐potato pastes. Sweet potatoes were used for the recipe instead of neri-yokan (curds of sweet red-bean paste), which was too expensive for ordinary citizens. Sweet‐potato paste is recommended by the Tokyo Tourism Association as a souvenir, and the store continues to expand its business in department stores nationwide along with the main store. On the first floor is where sweets like mitsumame, anko-dama (balls of red-bean paste) and steamed chestnut yokan are sold; on the second floor is the cafe, where you can enjoy tasting various sweets such as the sweet‐potato pastes, mitsumame fruits, oshiruko (sweet red beans with rice cakes) and parfaits. The modern atmosphere inside the store helps you relax. A five-minute walk from Asakusa Station brings you to the store.
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