Kappabashi – Getting There

The Kappabashi area is packed with shops for chefs and restaurateurs and a great area to explore for any foodie. It is a short walk from the historic Asakusa temple area. Getting there is easy. Below are the photos that will help you get there from Tawaramachi train station on the Ginza line.

Exit #3 of Tawaramachi station on the Ginza line

Exit #3 of Tawaramachi station on the Ginza line

Take exit number three at Tawaramachi station on the Ginza line. It is the second to last stop before Asakusa.

Shop at the top of the stairs of exit number three.

Shop at the top of the stairs of exit number three.

When you exit the station you are standing in front of this interesting shop selling altars for the home. It stands on the corner. Walk around the corner and start walking down the street on your right.

Japanese post office

Japanese post office

You will see a post office to your right. Continue walking past the post office and go straight. You will pass on your right a local supermarket, called Akafudado. It is worth poking your head in and walking through to see where the locals shop. There is a small deli section in back with bento boxes – a good option for lunch as there are few restaurants at Kappabashi.

Chef mascot of Kappabashi

Chef mascot of Kappabashi

Walk about three blocks until you arrive at this giant chef on top of the building to your right. You have arrived to the main street of Kappabashi!