In the heart of Asakusa's Kappabashi 'Kitchen Town' district, you'll find this shrine to all things fake food-related. Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya has been producing plastic replicas for display in restaurant windows since 1932, but in recent years it's wisened up to the tourist trade. The shop's fake food keyrings, magnets and phone straps make for great (albeit far from cheap) souvenirs, and there's an upstairs space where visitors can try their hand at making mock tempura and lettuce. Just note that reservations are required for the workshop, which is held only in Japanese.
|Venue name:||Ganso Shokuhin Sample-ya||Contact:|
3-7-6 Nishi-Asakusa, Taito-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-5.30pm daily|
|Transport:||Asakusa Station (Tsukuba Express line), exit A2; Tawaramachi Station (Ginza line), exit 3; Iriya Station (Hibiya line), exit 1|