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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 15 Shopping & Fashion in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Shops, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Shops, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The street was definitely pretty and worth stopping at, but most shops are filled with overpriced souvenirs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Very pleasunt to go there walk around and see all the traditonal shops. At the end you will be at the temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I don't recall which day I visited Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street, but I do remember it was packed. A friend of mine bought some slippers, I bought a counterfeit Super Mario Bros. hat... Check it out, it's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Asakusa was the centre of Edo age. You can feel old Japan on here, especially you can buy Kimono(Japanese cloth), really beautiful souvenir, great temple. On weekend, should be careful cuz there is so much people, will be crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

a wonderful stretch of shops leading all the way to the temple! you can find all sorts of snacks and souvenirs here. my favourite was the dango shop! but i'm biased. one thing i didn't quite understand was why they insisted i eat the food in front of their shop. i would've loved strolling down the street, dango in hand... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

must see for tourists. lots of shops and walk to the temple at the end. if you are looking at the temple, go left and through the arcade and there is a DAISO right there too. but alot of small shops to get trinkets and gifts for friends back home!

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Quite a tourist trap really. A good place to buy food souvenirs and gifts. Quite busy at most times.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I make an annual trip to the Senso-ji Temple and always walk through the shopping street several times seeking gifts for my friends and family. As other reviewers have stated, there is a tremendous array of items, nearly all of which are made in Japan, ranging from key fobs to silk kimonos. The surrounding area is also quote interesting and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On our last day in Tokyo, we stopped here on the way to Senso-ji Temple. We had no idea how big this shopping area was. Not only are there vendors all along the main shopping street, but on each of the side streets connected to the main street. We wished we had more time to spend. We found many gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I like this shopping area because most of the items here are all made in Japan! Unlike some of the other cheaper, shopping areas that have products mostly Made in China...! Try the various Japanese foods, products, and go to the temple at the end of the street. From the Asakusa station, it is only a 5 minute walk to... More 

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