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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Nice area and good place to find souvenirs and food

This could be described as a tourist trap, but the area is nice with beautiful temples and plenty of restaurants. There are plenty of souvenirs to be found here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This could be described as a tourist trap, but the area is nice with beautiful temples and plenty of restaurants. There are plenty of souvenirs to be found here.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Loved all the stuff and food for sale. Happy atmosphere for shopping and tasting what asakusa has to offer.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

What a fabulous place to come and meander around, see the locals sell their goods, experience many cultures and foreign visitors, sample things to eat, shop for souvenir's....the smells and sounds are great.....have some ice cream, snacks or buy touristy gifts......worth a visit....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As you approach the Sensoji Temple, you walk the Nakamise Street. It goes on for about 6 blocks and is full of souvenirs and treats for you to purchase. It has bee a shopper's street since t he 17th century and you will find many traditional Japanese items as well as foods to purchase. Although sometimes very crowded, it is... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Barter on these streets for good deals (outside the temple) and explore all the side roads for fun dining options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The narrow path leading up to the asakusa temple has souvenir shops on both sides and lots of tourists inside. We got down after the river cruise at asakusa and first saw the Tokyo sky tree along with the flame sculpture on asahi building ( some call it the turd) from the boat stop. We then walked to nakamise street,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

雷門,a must visit place while you are in Tokyo. There are many thanks things you can experience on the path to Asakusa temple. Spend 100yen to draw a fortune stick is also fun. Wish you all enjoy it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went souvenir shopping and people watching on the Nakamise Shopping Street in early April. Bring your camera. Of course it was crowded, but that is part of the experience. It was also peek day for cherry blossoms so it was extra crowed, but again you just go with the flow. Lots of little stands with all kinds of inexpensive... More 

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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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