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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 12 Shopping in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Shops, Historic Walking Areas
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a walking street with every imaginable product of Japanese culture. It is on every sightseeing tour and within walking distance from Asakusa train station.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Nakamise shopping street it's a beautiful and picturesque shopping street near the temples complex in Asakusa district, this long sequence of shops and stalls open from the morning until the sun goes down, I personally have found that in the prices of souvenirs are low compared to other places alongside the city also there are a lot of things... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One of the most popular location in Tokyo for tourist. Many kinds of souvenir which are cute, funny but not useful.

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makati city
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have enjoyed my shopping in this area. There are lots of souvenir items, food and restaurants around. There are free sample food everywhere and lots of tourists roaming around looking at every shop. The prices are usually standard around the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The street is full of traditional shop they selling food and souvenir . A lot Japanese traditional food u can buy there . Most is sweet sweet like cake but the price is quit higher than other place .

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Newdelhi india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It has been called by various people either as a tourist trap or budget haven depending on their experience of buying all your souvenirs of your japanse visit in one place!After getting off at the Asakusa metro stn head for the Kaminari gate(Thunder Gate) you see a flurry of tourists both foreign & Japanese all bent on buying something for... More

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Located between the Kaminarimon/Kaminari Gate and the Sensoji Temple, Nakamise shopping street is a street planked on both sides by souvenir and snack shops. Clothes, bags, toys, wind chimes, and food are among the types of souvenirs sold here. Prices range from reasonable to overpriced. Many of the snack shops sell rice crackers or something like fried dough with red... More

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

In this street that leads to the Sensoji you can find plenty of food stands and shops. Not a "100% authentical" shopping experience but totally different from the modern Shinjuku district. It's always crowded by people. Charming on both morning and evening.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Just what I was looking for! I needed to buy some souvenirs for people back home and there were certainly a lot of that. We arrived around 12.30pm on a Friday so it wasn't overly busy and could get around quiet easily. We stopped at a restaurant in the covered part of the shopping strip, wish I could remember the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a very good place for tourist souvenirs in the heart of a historic quarter of Tokyo. You can combine history, the Sensoji Temple, with shopping (and snacks). The shops, as with most shops in Japan, don't open until at least 10am, so go early for the temple, later for the shops. You must get your photo taken under... More

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