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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Great Souvenir Shopping Area

Great place for souvenir shopping. Lovely also for just strolling the old town area and people watching. Leads up to Senso-ji Temple which make a great outing combined.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the busiest outdoor shopping areas in Tokyo! Perfect for the take-home souvenir gifts for family & friends. Easy access from anywhere in Tokyo via the subway, only one block from the Asakusa subway station.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The street is packed by souvenir shops selling a lot of traditional gifts. Some sell very expensive Japanese handcrafted figurines while many others sell cute affordable typical Japanese gifts. Plenty of great snacks and drinks available in the area

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

You can experience the variety of foods, things "Japanese" and just look at the surroundings where you will find bonsai trees and Japanese inns. This is where you can buy one of a kind souvenirs but it can get pricey.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great place for souvenir shopping. Lovely also for just strolling the old town area and people watching. Leads up to Senso-ji Temple which make a great outing combined.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a good place to shop for your souvenirs to take back home. There are a lot of shops, and the souvenirs are fairly priced (or atleast that's what I thought) and there is a good amount of variety to choose from.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A lovely, albeit touristy, lead up to the Sensoji temple. A great place to eat Japanese snacks and buy souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This street could be termed a tourist trap but so what? It is full of souvenir shops, sweet shops and has loads of character. Souvenirs we bought here can be found cheaper in other Japanese towns. Visually appealing due to the colourful and varied merchandise on sale. Many items are Japanese but a lot of 'Made in China' paraphenalia, present... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Plenty of stalls offering loads of choices from key chains, fridge magnets, paper fans, umbrellas, clogs, yukatas, kimonos to Japanese confectionery. Also, attempt to visit Sensoji Temple before you start souvenir hunting. Sensoji Temple is so near it'd be a crime not to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Infront of Sensoji Temple, a straight path from Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate) where many local junior high schoolers would take their class photo during their trip before graduation i guess. They would also visit the temple to pray good grades? relationship? luck? better high school/uni? The shopping street has been providing visitors with a variety of traditional, local snacks and souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There are 13,000,000 people living in Tokyo and about half of them were shopping on this street. I mean curb to curb people for over a mile and at the end of the street you arrive at one of the most beautiful Buddhist Temples in Japan the Asakusa Konnon Temple Complex. A most place to visit when in the neighborhood.

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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa

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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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