From Akihabara to Asakusa, only 4 minutes by Tsukuba Express  You will warp to the Tokyo nostalgic downtown Kappabashi hondori is right there Dougu-gai to the east Asakusa Sensoji to the west Heartwarming humane street

Many charming, cute and mysterious Kappas greet visitors!

You will find your favorite Kappa on the Kappanashi Hondori!

Special Feature: Stores/ Restaurants

There are many unique stores and restaurants in the shopping district. The characteristics of each store or restaurant is included. (in Japanese)

ビューティーサロン ケイ 岩井ビニール ユニフォーム 福岡屋 業務用食料品卸ミヤカワ ユニオン 軍鶏家 コスメティック カナリヤ まるこ洋品店 ハラ薬局 珈琲オンリー 旭屋文具店

Kappabashi-Hondori is a town of "Kappa"s (water imps).

Located near the Sougen Temple (known as "The Kappa Temple") , kappas can be located everywhere on this shopping street.

"The Downtown Star Festival" (Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri) is held on Kappabashi-Hondori.

The festival takes place every year, on the weekend closest to July 7th. It is held on Kappabash-Hondori (Kappabashi Street) which extends 1.2km east to west from Ueno Station, Iritani Exit to the Tsukuba Express, Asakusa Station.
Both sides of the street all the way from Ueno to Asakusa are decorated with "Tanabata Kazari"(Star Festival Decorations"). In important places, "Ootake"(Large Bamboo Shoots) are marvelously decorated. During the weekends, there are parades, street exhibitions and performances.
> Click here for more information on the Star Festival. (in Japanese)

Movies (english caption)

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