Japanese kitchen knives are becoming known all over their world for their ability to cut well and smoothly. Single-edged kitchen knives were invented in Japan during the eighth century. The famous Japanese kitchen knives still used today, known as the Nakiri, Usuba, and Deba took their present form during the Edo period. Nihonbashi Kiya is an old-established cutlery shop that has been in business since the mid-Edo period, and is often referred to as the “Kiya Cutlery Shop”. Their main products are their kitchen knives, but they also offer cutting tools such as scissors and nail clippers, as well as a wide variety of metallic goods such as pots. They are also known for their blade sharpening skills and services. Established in 1792.
Recommended gifts: Kitchen knives for making the preparation of dishes more enjoyable, and grooming products
*Please be sure to keep knives in baggage that you check when boarding an airplane.
Location: COREDO Muromachi 1F, 2-2-1, Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven days a week. Closed only on New Year’s Day.
Access: 1 min. by walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon/Ginza Line, 1 min. by walk from Shin-Nihombashi Station on the JR Sobu Line
Official Site: Nihonbashi Kiya (English)