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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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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79 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

浅草の代表的なランドマーク。 前回行った時は、三社祭でこの提灯は縮んでいました。 平日でしたが、たくさんの外国人の方々がいらしてましたよ。 This is one of the famous places in Asakusa. During the Sanjya Festival on the third week of May, this large lantern will be shrunk, so that Mikoshi can run under the lantern. Even on the week day, I visited, there are many foreigners.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice walk around the shopping streets even though it was raining non-stop for few days this period. There is only one street that is covered but the main street is not covered. Some shops accept payment by credit cards with a minimum spending. There's a shop just near the shrine which sells yummy fried snack (small fried buns with different... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

it was incredibly crowded with lots school children - but that was part of the fun to watch them and take pictures. There are probably close to 100 stores which offer everything from those delightful Japanese fans to Kimonos, dried fruits skewered rice flour dumplings covered with soy powder and other local snacks I couldn't begin to identify . .... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After passing through Kaminarimon Gate on your way to Senso-ji Temple, you will walk down this bustling little street. It is full of shops selling kitsch trinkets and cheap souvenirs. Plastic lanterns, models of nearby Tokyo Sky Tree, amine characters, you name it - its here. There are some good food stalls and the whole arcade is nicely decorated overhead... More

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