3 Chome-18-2 Matsugaya, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0036, Japan
KappabashiIf you love to cook, you won't want to miss Kappabashi, the wholesale district where chefs and restaurateurs come to buy all they need to open a new restaurant. On this long street, you'll find everything from plastic fruit samples to dishes and pots and pans. There are shops that specialize in knives, kitchenware, lacquerware, ceramics, and tableware. Surprisingly, there is not great food to be found in the area, but Asakusa, a short walk away, has plenty of eating options.