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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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A tourist street but fun!

This can't get more touristic than it already is but there're lots of snacks and souvenirs you can get along the way. The attraction for me is more about the shrine and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This can't get more touristic than it already is but there're lots of snacks and souvenirs you can get along the way. The attraction for me is more about the shrine and Kaminarimon Gate. If you're looking for souvenirs I think you can get better or more useful ones in Akihabara, but this is a fun experience to go for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The street is great for shopping souvenirs. I travelled a lot through the most popular cities to visit in Japan, and ypu find a lot of the same souvenirs in one area! Best to go during the week since it's often really crowded. It's free!

1 Thank Ole L
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The Nakamise Shops were truly the highlight of my trip to Asakusa. Vendors of all varieties displayed everything from souvenirs to baked goods. I walked around for a good hour just taking in each stall and truly immersed myself in the culture. Prices of food averaged ¥700 yen, varying greatly between baked goods, ice creams, sushi and savory items.

1 Thank meanderinground
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A great walk leading to the Akasuka shrine, I happened across this without realising and had a lot of fun in this traditional architectured shopping street. A lot of fun and souvenirs.

2 Thank dssinclair
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is the place for buying gifts. Great range. Great variety of price points. Good value for money. Quality stuff. Note that after 20.00 when the stalls close the shutters have all been painted on and are worth a look!

1 Thank BLOGAN1984
Brisbane, Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

If you are looking for food, snacks and great souvenirs, this is the great place for you. We discovered more about this place during this second visit. You could have a whole day walking around this area. There are many laneways that can be explored. I would certainly revisit again as there is more to see!!

1 Thank boxerdogqld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't forget to buy souvenirs and their matcha ice cream here! Be careful to take a photo here because some store cannot take picture of their products. This is the biggest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, and the place is packed with many tourist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Last stop in the Ginza line. Lots of food and souvenirs. I bought a nice iron teapot, sake set, katana, and other small souvenirs. Basically, if like me you wait until the last limit to do all souvenir shopping this place is great.

1 Thank Reingding13
Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

For both the tourist who wants to see and to buy, Kaminarimon is it. There is a huge welcome gate to the temple but the walkway to the temple is lined with tourist-oriented shops that sell souvenirs, native craft, food, clothes and toys. I am sure that one can get these things cheaper in other places but one would have... More 

1 Thank purplepinay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This area has an enormous number of shops with all sorts of souvenirs and stuff to buy. There are restaurants inside, and then more along the outer parameter. It's a huge area and I don't think anyone can cover it all in one day, and we actually ended up going twice and still did not see everything. It's a tourist... More 

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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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