Food Samples “Shokuhin Sanpuru”

“Shokuhin Sampuru” means food sample or food replica. Originally used to display menus in front of restaurant windows, they are now very popular as souvenirs and ornaments. Hands-on food sample-making is popular as well.

This shopping street offers a wide range of kitchenware, making it the perfect place for those who love to cook.


Depends on each store. Fewer stores are open on Sundays and holidays.

Business hours

Depends on each store. Most stores are open from around 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Except for restaurant-sized items, most goods are around 1,000 yen to 5,000 yen.
*Smaller items, such as magnets and key chains, start at around 500 yen.

How to say in Japanese

Food sample: 食品サンプル (しょくひんさんぷる / Shokuhin-Sanpuru)
Street name: かっぱ橋商店街 (かっぱばししょうてんがい / Kappabashi-Shoutengai)


Kappabashi Dougu Street


3 Chome-18-2 Matsugaya, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0036 (Google Maps)


15 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station
5 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Asakusabashi Station