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Salivate over Plastic Food in Kappabashi

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Even if you can't read Japanese it's easy to order at most Japanese restaurants thanks to plastic food models often in front of the shop. You'll find that a lot of Japanese stores have full-scale, 3D replicas of their menu so that you know exactly what you get—and so that your mouth starts salivating before you even enter the door. In Kappabashi's Kitchen Street, you can explore the world of plastic food models at the plastic food emporium Sample Shop Maiduru. The detail that goes into making such realistic replicas can make them a bit pricey, but the sensation of hunger that will surely awaken within you is priceless.

Location: 1 Chome-5-17 Nishiasakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0035

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