We were so excited to wake up this morning to go the Kitchen district called Kappabashi. We are sure anyone reading this post will know this excitement. Josh and I can’t even walk into a grocery store without checking the kitchen / bakeware aisles! Anyway, I was nominated the manager of navigations today. This meant screenshotting maps on google before we left home (while we still had the wifi!) and leading 4 other people to our kitchen destination.
We boarded our faithful train at Harajuku and disembarked at Kappabashi. The train system in Tokyo makes travelling like a breeze! We discovered some lovely things we wanted to buy, and then more objects of extreme fascination at the next shop, and the next shop! While walking up and down, we marvelled at the cuteness of everything and how different then kitchenware was from back home! At one point we pulled out a stainless steel spoon that would have been no bigger than a toothbrush head!
You can really tell when you’re at the start of the kitchen street or anywhere along the street for that matter, as there is a humungous head with a chef’s hat above one of the buildings on one side and giant teacups on the other side!
We had planned to enjoy lunch with the other small group outside of the kitchen district, so we were a bit rushed for time but we managed to buy quite a few things anyway! I think the majority of our luggage weight back home was from the kitchen district and we are still very proud of this! I’m sure you’ll see the beautiful little ornaments filter through our food photography from now on!
We arrived at the lunch landmark named Ain Soph restaurant called Ripple. This one was quite different to the other one – with burgers and chips! We got burgers, chips with cheese and a chicken burger with the best tartare sauce I’ve ever had! They also had some dessert things on their menu. It was very reasonably priced and delicious with lovely staff and the little cafe had so much ambience!
After lunch we headed off to try and find Tokyu Hands, a massive department store, so that took about an hour and half! We finally found it and looked around in there for an hour or so. Our stomachs were beginning to rumble again… Time to head home and get some food from the supermarket and enjoy a lovely home dinner concoction of tofu, edamame, rice, pickles, cucumber, cabbage and dressing. It was nice to have a night eating in with the whole group after eating out so much!