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Best place to buy japanese knife (houcho) in Tokyo or nearby town?

Any experience on buying Japanese knives in Tokyo? Cheap stores?

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    Nihonbashi-Muromachi 2-2-1 Chuo-Ku Tokyo Coredo-Muromachi. 1F Tokyo 東京都 103-0022 03-3241-0110

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  • nori oka

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    It is in between Asakusa and Ueno . " Kappa Bridge tool Street (Kappabashi Street)" is nice . Because there are a lot of shops that deal with cookware for professional .

    Web site (japanease only) kappa-bashi dougu gai


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  • Naomi Sekita

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    I recommend KIYA Nihonbashi Main Store

    http://www.kiya-hamono.co.jp/english/index.html

    Nihonbashi has historical structures and modern buildings together.

    It is very old town,there are many old shops,KUYA is 222years old.

    I worked in Nihonbashi area before,the atmosphere is really nice and you can find good foods around.


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      Any idea on how much i should spend on a decent knife? · (0 likelikes)

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  • Lorraine Moore

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    If you're looking for a good knife, it won't be cheap. Shun knives are a good brand and most good shops make their own. In Tsukuji fish market, try Tsukiji Masamoto. In Kappabashi, Kamata Hakensha (Taito-ku, Matsugaya 2-12-6) is good. KIYA Nihonbashi Main Store in Nihonbashi-Muromachi 2-2-1 also good.

    I f you don't want a high quality knife, you will pick cheap ones in the kitchen shopping streets, and even at the airport.

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      Thanks for the recommendations! How much do you think it would cost for a decent one? I know it's a relative term but use your standards · (0 likelikes)

    • Lorraine M.

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      it depends whether you want steel or ceramic knives. Top quality professional knives can cost $1-2,000 (AUD) but for home use you'll get decent for $200 upwards, ceramic should be less. Been a while since I bought mine! · (1 likelikes)

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    Just check the restaurant supply stores on Kappabashi Street, which is their "Kitchen Street". I'm 100% sure you can find one there!

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