Kappabashi-dori (かっぱばし/合羽橋) is a fascinating street for restaurant and cafe owners to buy specialist goods. There are many plastic food model shops, with everything from plastic sushi to plastic beer!
Budget travel tips
As this is an area for restaurant owners, the prices for items such as cutlery can be very cheap.
Walk to Asakusa after instead of taking the train.
How to get there
From Shinjuku, take the JR Chuo line (orange JR line) to Kanda station (11 mins, 160 yen), then transfer take the Metro Ginza line (orange Metro line) to Tawaramachi station (8 mins, 160 yen).
From Shibuya, take the Metro Ginza line (orange Metro line) to Tawaramachi station (29 mins, 230 yen).