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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Interesting shops despite it being a tourist trap

We knew well beforehand that this area is a tourist trap. Nevertheless, they have really cute, interesting things that will probably take your whole afternoon! Things are probably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Felina T
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This street goes straight from Kaminarimon door to Senso-ji Temple. The atmosphere is very nice and you can find a lots of souvenirs. However you cam find cheaper elsewhere.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We knew well beforehand that this area is a tourist trap. Nevertheless, they have really cute, interesting things that will probably take your whole afternoon! Things are probably more expensive this area but if you think the price is fine, it's not a problem. you can't possibly be hunting the whole of japan just to get the best price for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Many stores with interesting local snacks and souvenirs. We were there on a Friday and it was very crowded.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on a local public holiday, it was crowded with local people dressed up in kimono and tourists group. There is a lot of souvenir shops along the way to the temple. You can also find some local snack shops at the back street. It worthy to visit after all.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's multiple Mochi and snack shops in between the keychain and souvenir shops. But it's inherently classic Japanese kitschiness and can't be missed if you're visiting the equally busy shrine.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the most crowded street in this part of Tokyo. Various gift shops, hand crafts, and food booths leading up to Senso-ji. Particularly festive around New Year.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tips : - Focus on the snack and street food - Souvenir can be bought in other places - Just go around the place survey first - Some places are cheaper than the other - Try to negotiate Don't be tempted to buy cause many of the items here are bought able in other places

Thank Aiken K
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this street 3x and I still enjoy going just to try the new treats and snacks. It is a feast for the eyes and tummy!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the shopping street you walk through on the way to the Sense-Ji Temple. Food and goods stalls line the street as you walk towards the main gate of the temple. It is great to just wander around (there are food items, specialty items as well as the normal souvenir shops) but be warned that it is crowded. Tourists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can pick up anything from a kimono to a Hello Kitty chopstick at this market! It is very crowded, so if you hate large crowds without much personal space you may consider skipping this.

Thank Linsey H

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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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