Kamata Hakensha


Kamata Hakensha

An 8-minute walk from Tawaramachi Station. Consistently stocks more than 800 types of knives and other edged tools, including kitchen knives popular among Japanese professionals.

Kamata Hakensha was established in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1923. It's cutlery polishing technique has been passed down through four generations over approximately 90 years. Its carefully selected lineup of more than 800 products is a testament to its expertise and includes items that represent the craftsmanship of traditional Japanese methods as well as items produced with high quality control using modern equipment.
Products purchased here come with “name hand-carving” (free) and “polishing” (free only for original products) services and are suitable as souvenirs and presents.
Service 1 : Name hand-carving service
The shop offers while-you-wait “name hand-carving” (free) and “polishing” (with charge) services for purchased products, so be sure to ask.
Service 2: Knife polishing and sharpening
Kamata Hakensha also offers knife repair, polishing and sharpening services. Feel free to bring in any knives that may have lost their shape or chipped from use over the years.


  • Address

    2-12-6, Matsugaya, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 111-0036

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  • Nearest Station
    Tawaramachi Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    8 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number



  • Hours
    Every day 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Closed
    Irregular holidays
    *Bon Festival and New Year's holiday only
  • Budget
    5,000 JPY - 100,000 JPY
  • Public Site
    Official Site
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
  • Usable Currency
    Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Baggage Room
  • Children Allowed