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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Type: Shops, Historic Walking Areas
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A 200 metres shopping street, alongside Japanese souvenirs such as yukata and folding fans, various traditional local snacks are available here. 'Daifuku', a cake with sweet red bean paste filling is commonly find everywhere here, with all sort of shapes. There are many rows of shops outside Senso-ji temple and this is definitely a tourist spot. I like market places... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The huge varieties of souvenirs was just mind-boggling. Wind chimes, bells, traditional snacks, yukatas etc. Prepare an extra luggage to bring back all the cheap omiyage for friends back home. We went in the winter so the trees were bare. I heard that they will bloom with sakura blossoms during the spring, and I believe it'll be a great and... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I won't come to this place again because it's very crowded and very tourist. I visit Nakano and it was so different. Tourist need not to spot another tourist, right ? Explore other places, this place is no fun at all, unless you wan to visit the temple.

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Canberra
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

On your way to Sensoji it is almost impossible to miss Nakamise Dori. Here you will find lots of great souvenirs for yourself and those back home - at very reasonable prices and of good quality. Examples include...magnets, maneki neko, keyrings, postcards, art prints, toys, ornaments, fans, 'ninja stuff,' swords (don't know how you'd go bringing that through airport security!),... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

So many great souvenirs to purchase here. I went around New Years, so there was mochi EVERYWHERE! It was quite a treat getting to try all different kinds. I ended up going to this market twice. Also check out Sensoji temple which is right nearby!

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Dengkil
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20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is the place to go if you are on a budget and have tons of people waiting for souvenir back at home. The shop stretch is quite long and merchandise selection was good. They also have drinks and food that you could try.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Nakamise-dori is a shopping lane that extends for about 250 meters from Kaminarimon Gate to Hozomon Gate, and is lined with brick and vermilion-lacquered buildings. The approximately 90 shops that line both sides of the lane include stalls selling ningyoyaki (a baked confection with a thin skin filled with a rich bean jam), handmade rice crackers, crafts of Shitamachi old... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Since where I stay was just next to this place, I left it to the last minute to explore. This is truly a one stop place for souvenirs. Due to its closeness to Senjoji Temple, the place is always crowded with people; tourists, students on excursion and local alike. Stalls here are well arranged on both sides of the aisle... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Besides being really close to Asakusa shrine and Sensoji temple, this is a really good "one stop market" for buying souvenirs in Tokyo. For example, if you want a maneki-neko (Japanese lucky cat), there is a huge variety of them in all colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from. In summary, great selection and reasonable prices.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Nakamise Shopping Street is so much fun. If you are the type of tourist/traveler that looking for souvenirs and street snack, this is the right place. At peak hour Nakamise is super crowded, but that's the art of shopping street. For myself, Nakamise more attractive than Senso-ji Temple behind. You can find almost every type of souvenirs with reasonable price,... More

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