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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 338443350
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Lots of Japanese snacks

If you are looking for Japanese snacks, this is a must! Lots of local Japanese snacks here that you can get especially as souvenir. Loved the rice cracker that you can get here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really love this festive shopping street that leads from the main gate (guarded by the Gods Thunder and Wind) to the main temple (Senso-ji). It's a carnival party type atmosphere with tons of shops selling everything from Godzilla keychains to umbrellas to chopsticks to food cooked right in front of you. It is especially great when the sun is... More 

Thank AFoolForTravel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for Japanese snacks, this is a must! Lots of local Japanese snacks here that you can get especially as souvenir. Loved the rice cracker that you can get here!

Thank travelgals8
Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were headed to the Sensoji Temple and this street leads to it. It has souvenir shops of either side with all items you would expect tourists to purchase in Japan. Still lots of tacky items too. Close by is another type of mall/walking area with other shops. Across the street a large department store. If you are craving N.American... More 

Thank Stancer
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

so many small shop selling snacks and souvenirs. no eating, so you have to eat the snacks inside or in front of the snack shop. It's a very nice place.

Thank di9itall
Purwakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found everything about japanese stuff in here. I think this is the most comfort shopping area in tokyo. Not so crowded, the prices not too expensive.

Thank erichakim
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been 10 years since I visited Nakamise Shopping Street and really not much has changed. There's the expensive, the cheap, the tacky and in between the odd unique shop. It's the later I'm interested in - traditional Japanese items well made and different. At either end there's a couple of shops that specialise in handmade items and some great... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made several trips to Asakusa during our time in Tokyo. The covered arcade on the way to Nakamise shopping street was the perfect place to find d good quality gifts for friends and family back home. Such a variety! We bought lots of beautiful scarves for only ¥1000 each, as well as tramping poles for just ¥500 each. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awsome food stalls, and a great place for souvenirs so easy to lose time shopping!!! Also a nice place for kimonos and yekatas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only went there to get a picture in front of the gate. Very crowded even during weekdays. Many tourists. You may want to ride the "xx" (I dont know what its called) but a man/ woman will pull you and run. They are super fit.

Thank shafiqanuar
Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Souvenir street leading up to Sensoji-Temple from Kaminarimon Gate. You can get pretty much any souvenir here - chopsticks, traditional costumes, Japanese sweets etc. Lots of tourists but still very nice. Very close to the metro station, so it's easy to get here.

Thank Marianne B

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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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