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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Souvenir shopping at its best

Asakusa is one of clearest manifestations of a common Japanese phenomenon: right next to a temple there is a busy market, intended mainly for tourists. If you are looking for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a shopping street for tourist between Kaminarimon gate & Sensoji shrine. Great for souvenirs, kimonos & trying out snacks. Rather pricey. Super crowded. We had the peanut mochi with cold matcha when we walked in & the macha ice cream when we walked out. Wouldn't say worth the stop but it is something you have to pass by getting... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place to the max! Personally for someone that loves Jap traditional culture, this is definitely not a miss. Tons of Jap traditional stuffs, souvenirs, knick-knacks, munchies, etc... Be prepared to spend a full day here.

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Asakusa is one of clearest manifestations of a common Japanese phenomenon: right next to a temple there is a busy market, intended mainly for tourists. If you are looking for souvenirs from Japan, they have it here! We found some nice yukatas for reasonable prices and some other stuff a fan of japanese culture may be interested in. My personal... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on my numerous visits to Tokyo, I think the Nakamise street is the best place to purchase all of your Japan's souvenir for your family, love ones and friends! There are pretty good options and the price is cheaper compared to other places in Tokyo. Besides the typical Japanese souvenir such as folding fans, cute figurines, key chains, yutaka,... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next to the Asakusa Kannon Temple is the Nakamise Shopping street where there are numerous stores lined up on this approach, about 50 on the east side and 30 on the west side, all of them old and historical. You can fully enjoy the atmosphere of shitamachi (downtown Tokyo).

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Whittier, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shops started to open around 09:00 am. There are some wonderful pastries in the area, just follow your nose!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nakamise-dori is the street leading to the gate of the Sensoji Temple - features 89 shops selling souvenirs. This is where we bought the majority of our souvenirs and gifts, such as t-shirts, magnets, chopsticks, etc. We went on a Sunday in June, late morning, and it was really crowded. It was a hot day, so we bought matcha and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lively street packed with locals and tourists. Weekend can be overcrowded as early as 8am. Most shops open after 930am. A few halal restaurant around this area. Download the halal ueno-asakusa map for halal rest. Sekai cafe can be found on the 2nd street on the left. You'll be able to see locals in lovely kimonos here :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a very busy street with masses of tourists buying the same old junk. If you like peace and tranquilty on the way to temples then this isnt the way to come.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have heaps of souvenirs to buy to take home, this is the place to go! There are rows and rows of very reasonably priced items - don't forget to take cash, as most vendors don't accept credit cards. It isn't appropriate to haggle - prices are reasonable enough, and you're sure to find some bargains, and pieces that... More 

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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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