Aspiring chef? Running 800 metres north to south, check out over 170 specialty homeware stores here. This market offers Japanese, Chinese, and Western tableware and lacquerware, Japanese confectionery and bread makers, kitchen tools and utensils, food ingredients, packaging supplies, and more. The beauty is that even ordinary consumers can buy professional appliances and implements. Japanese kitchen knives and faux food samples are a favourite among tourists.
Transport By car: Shuto Expressway No. 1 Ueno Route Iriya Exit
By train: 15-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Tawaramachi Station
By bus: Toei Bus to Kikuyabashi
Spend a day watching amateur performers in weird and wonderful Shinjuku
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