Going to Japan, any suggestions?
I'm going to Japan this October and does anyone know which areas/cities are best for buying quality knives?
This might be a stupid question as it might be everywhere up there, but to be honest I have zero clue where to go(sight seeing), eat, buy knives or anything else, cause I have not really planned anything yet.
Anything is appreciated!
I'm going to Japan too in oct.. where do you intend to go on your trip
tokyo and osaka are the only two places in mind right now, we only have 7 days in the country so we might not have time to move around more…
Originally Posted by ynot1985
7 days is not a very long time in Japan. I'm not sure if you have been to Japan before but from Osaka, you can do day trips to Nara, Kobe , Himeji or even Hiroshima if you get a Kansai/Hiroshima jr pass.
For knives, Sakai is the place to go.
I plan to go to the seki knife show but sadly it's in the middle of no where
For eating and shopping, Tokyo is amazing.. My fav is the fish markets at tsukiji.. They will move to a new location in November so def worth going before it closes. I also plan to go to a ramen festival at the end of October in tokyo
In Tokyo, kappodashi is the place to go for kitchen ware/knives and stones but I would say Kyoto and Osaka is better for that in general as they are more specialised for it.
If you need more info, let me know
What's the fish market going to go? Going in November. Hope we can still have some sushi
It's moving to the other side of the bay (east).. where it sits now is prime real estate.. so close to ginza and the financial district
Originally Posted by rami_m