Why Don’t You Walk in Asakusa? -3 (Streets of Asakusa)


?Other streets in Asakusa?

Needless to say, there are many streets other than Nakamise Dori in Asakusa area. And each street has its own characteristics of Japanese taste.

It is the arcades of approximately 400 meters long, which crosses the Nakamise Dori. There are shops and stores of clothes, articles for kimono (Japanese dress), clock & watches, jewelry, shoes, bags, souvenirs, and Japanese sweets.

(Denpoin Dori)
It is the arcades of 200 meters which runs on the north side of Shinnakamise. Things in Edo era are placed here and there in the street, so that you can feel the atmosphere of that time. There are shops and stores of Clothes, kimono, personal ornaments, festival article, and sweets and so on.

?Kappabashi Dougu Street?

On the west side of Asakusa, there is another Japanese-style mall well known to the cooks or restaurant owners. Practical and useful product for cooking are sold there. That is a street called “Kappabashi Dogu Street”. Dougu means tools or instruments for making something.
In order to go to Kappabashi Dougu Streeti, go along the Shinnakamise or Denpoin Dori till you come to Kokusai Dori. Cross Kokusai Dori and walk in the same direction. Soon you will come to Kappabashi Dougu Street.
The total number of the speciality stores selling the kitchen article amounts to more than 170.
Everything relating to cooking or kitchen equipments can be found in this street. Japanese special food samples were introduced by guidebooks and has become popular among the tourists from foreign countries.
Sometimes foreign professional cooks visit the street to purchase the special cooking tools such as elliptic kitchen knives. And stores specialized for tourists are also there. The famous German classic knife maker, Henckels Corporation, opens the store in this street, too.

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