A 10-minute walk west of Sensō-ji, Kappabashi-dōri is the country’s largest wholesale restaurant-supply and kitchenware district....
Taiko Drum Museum
More than 600 drums make up this collection, gathered from around the world, though only about 200 are available at any one time in the...
Once you’ve cooked in the hot indoor bath here, you’re ready for the real treat: the lovely, lantern-lit, rock-framed rotenburo ...
Asakusa Engei Hall
Asakusa Engei Hall hosts traditional rakugo (performances of stand-up comedy or tall tales), all conducted in Japanese. The linguistic...
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.