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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 12 Shopping in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 307 Reviews
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Shops, Shopping
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Shops, Shopping
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Shoppping as well as people watching and soaking up sights and sounds. Lots of art and culture as well. Good places to eat all around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is one if our favourite places in Tokyo. We went on 3 November 2014 and didn't realise it was their festival and so the place was buzzing with locals as well as tourist. This shopping street leads you to the Senoji Temple. You may see locals dressed up in beautiful kimonos and traditional clothes. Little girls in their pink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

All visitors to the great Sensoji temple have to run the gauntlet, so to speak, of this shopping street that leads from the Kaminarimon gate (located at the main road) to the Hozomon gate. Along the way, you discover what makes visiting a Japanese temple sometimes so much fun. This is local consumerism at its best. Take your pick of... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is the main avenue that leads up to Tokyo's holiest sanctuary, ('Senso-ji Temple'), and is packed with over 150 stalls and booths selling traditional goods, souvenirs, gifts, collectables and local clothing and food produce. It gets rather busy even on the wet October Sunday that I visited. I went on the Metro to the Asakusa Station and it was... More 

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Iligan City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nakamise shopping street is located in Asakusa where you can find a variety of souvenir items, clothes, bags,foodstuff, etc.It's always a delight to buy things here..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Namikase Shopping Street follows past the Kaminari gate in Asakusa. The whole atmosphere is bustling, reminiscent of Japanese festivals with stalls on either side selling goods and snacks. The main shops you can find down Namikase are souvenirs such as Japanese fans, Kitsune and other masks, Japanese umbrellas etc. A word of warning though, although you can get good quality... More 

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