A wholesale district with a variety of specialty shops selling everything from traditional Japanese dolls, to displays for shop windows, toys and stationery.
Edo-dori Tonya-gai (Edo Street wholesale District) is a street spanning from Asakusa bridge on Kanda River, across the JR Sobu Line tracks, to the Kuramaei-dori intersection. There are wholesalers such as long-established Japanese doll shops, toy shops and stationery shops along both sides of the 700-meter long street which retains an old shitamachi (downtown) atmosphere. The items sold differ from store to store and include products unique to Japan such as Japanese dolls and sensu (Japanese folding fan), as well as imported goods. Shops that sell beads and other craft and hobby goods are increasing in number and popularity. There is also a large number of shops that sell items for window displays and packaging. The wholesalers on this street are open to the public as well as to retailers, so anyone is welcome. There are plenty of restaurants along the street, so you can take a leisurely stroll while resting along the way. Kuramaei Station on the Toei Asakusa Line is the most convenient station.