Kappabashi-dōri is the country’s largest wholesale restaurant-supply and kitchenware district. Gourmet accessories include bamboo...
This large temple doesn't have the pomp of nearby Sensō-ji, but it does have some peace and quiet inside the main hall. The temple was...
Taiko Drum Museum
There are hundreds of drums from around the world here, including several traditional Japanese taiko . The best part is that you can...
Asakusa Engei Hall
Asakusa was once full of theatres like this one, where traditional rakugo (comedic monologue) and other forms of comedy are performed...
Sometarō is a fun and funky place to try okonomiyaki (savoury Japanese-style pancakes filled with meat, seafood and vegetables that you...
This street is most famous for its shops selling plastic food models, but Kappabashi-dōri supplies many a Tokyo restaurant in bulk, selling matching sets of chopsticks, uniforms, woven bamboo tempura trays and tiny ceramic shōyu (soy sauce) dishes. This makes it the perfect street for stocking up if you’re setting up an apartment or seeking small, useful souvenirs.