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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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THE place for souveniers.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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!!

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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.

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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 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was nice visited there on July 24 evening when raining and humid of Tokyo summer. Nakamise shopping street was amazing and lovely. My daughter love to buy some souvenirs and ice-cream.My wife love beautiful traditional shawls.It was great visit for my family as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This shopping centre did not do much for me. It has hundred of shops selling cheap souvenirs. However we did find a tiny, tiny noodle shop where we sat down for a much needed rest (and air conditioning) and some refreshments. We tired some cold noodles which were delicious! The shop owners could not speak English and we had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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