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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338443350
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A nice place to pick up some gifts

Yes it's crowded, yes it's touristy, but the place has a nice vibe about it in the winter sun. The shops in the street are largely tourist based but they are fine if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan S
Glen Iris, Australia
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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is so huge! Excellent for shopping or eating after visiting Sensoji Temple. I recommend going to Sushi Go Round conveyor belt place, absolutely delicious and for cheap! It can get really overwhelming, SUPER CROWDED! We went on a Tuesday during lunch time and it was still really crowded. If you don't like huge crowds of foreigners, I don't... More 

Thank Sinourn S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is jammed packed with people making their way towards the Senso-ji temple and along the way, you are ambushed with throngs of consumerism and momento places that basically all sell the same stuff. It's exciting in a sense that your senses are on over drive and trying to take the new surroundings in, whilst exploring the new environment.... More 

Thank Nutchi C
Glen Iris, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it's crowded, yes it's touristy, but the place has a nice vibe about it in the winter sun. The shops in the street are largely tourist based but they are fine if you are looking for that Tokyo keepsake or some cheap gifts for the folks back home. The surrounding streets have more interesting goods to sell such as... More 

Thank Alan S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A vibrant shop street with no cars that feels like a market. It thrives on tourism. You can get many crafts and gifts . All pretty normal. As tourist stuff. As you walk out of the line of shops that can be very crowded towards the shine that is a tall pergoda. On the right is a very small well... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nakamise-dori or Nakamise Street is situated in between Kaminarimon and Hozomon (the gates with giant red lanterns). Asakusa metro station is about 5 minutes walking distance from this street. This street is a shopping haven as there are many shops offering various of goods, for example - souvenirs. Although we were there on a weekday morning, the street was so... More 

Thank JasonTMK
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go if your looking at a place to shop local products and taste local food. Items are varied with affordable price. Lots of tourist and locals go to this place adjacent to a popular temple.

Thank Louie C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Maybe it would have been a lot more enjoyable on a weekday first thing in the morning but it was horrible in the middle of the day. There were just too many people. You bump into people with selfie sticks.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This pedestrian street leads from the Kaminari Gate to the Sensoji temple grounds. On both sides of the street, you can find shops selling souvenirs and Japanese snacks/goodies produced locally. Many of the shops has been around for a very long time, especially the goodies shop. Some the shops even demonstrated how the goodies were being made. The demonstrations were... More 

Thank Phi S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

There are many opportunities to find cheap souvenirs, however majority of the pieces on offer are Chinese made. You need to browse through many a shop to find something unique. A huge crowd of people doesn't make it easy. Our favourite street food was fish shaped cake with cream/custard feeling at ¥150 each and nutella filling at ¥180, it was... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It's located just after the Kaminarimon Gate of Sensoji Temple at Asakusa. Unfortunately the price they sell is quite expensive :(

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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