lies on the Toei Asakusa Subway
Line and the Sobu Line of the East
Japan Railway Company (JR East)
in the neighborhood of Asakusabashi
in Taito, Tokyo.
is best known as Tokyo's
wholesale district for retailers
of dolls. Shops specializing in
traditional Japanese dolls cluster
The well known street of Asakusabashi,
Edo Dori , is lined
with wholesale and retail Japanese
doll shops. To the north of Asakusabashi
Station is the area called Kuramae,
a toy wholesalers' district
specializing in shops dealing in
toys, games, fireworks and carp
streamers. Asakusabashi also has
a large concentration of beads stores,
which sell beads of all varieties.
There are also a large number of
wholesale textile shops in the area.