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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-3350
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Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shopping street” (69 reviews)
“local snacks” (17 reviews)
“rice crackers” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3844-3350
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"shopping street"
in 69 reviews
"local snacks"
in 17 reviews
"rice crackers"
in 17 reviews
"back home"
in 21 reviews
"both sides"
in 18 reviews
"melon"
in 11 reviews
"cheap souvenirs"
in 8 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 25 reviews
"place to buy souvenirs"
in 7 reviews
"japanese souvenirs"
in 11 reviews
"hozomon gate"
in 8 reviews
"asakusa station"
in 19 reviews
"knick knacks"
in 6 reviews
"tourist trap"
in 12 reviews
"thunder gate"
in 11 reviews
"food stalls"
in 14 reviews
"senso ji"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a small crowded cramp path of a shopping street to buy souvenirs. Mostly are overpriced. Not worth to visit. But the most painful experience is they do not appreciate tourists. There is a bag shop on the left near the main entrance. The owner...More

1  Thank wanderer007095
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a street you will go through towards the Sensoji Temple. You can find plenty of shops selling vintage toys, snacks, souvenirs and a lot more! Spend about 1 hour in this street and taste most of the snacks you can find!

Thank Shi Chuan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy street inside the shrine area for shopping. You can find any kind of souvenirs there, before or after visiting the shrine.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a short street with shops selling local food and traditional Japan cloth. At there, you may see many tourist wearing Japan traditional cloth walking around. You may ask and rent the cloth for two hours at cost of at least 3000 yen for...More

Thank Moaimoaimoai
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very busy street, containing gift shops, food vendors and souvenirs shops, it was busty, bustling and crowded when we were there, we walked along the street on the way to the Senso-ji temple

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first reaction upon seeing Nakamise Shopping Street was that it was a typical souvenir arcade leading up to a tourist attraction. Then our tour guide told us that the street been in operation there for centuries. Many of the stalls had been owned and...More

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This street approaching the Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is lined with dozens of small stalls sell street food as well as gifts and souvenirs. It's a fun place to try a wide variety of snacks, but the souvenirs and trinkets are much like what can...More

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are plenty of shops along the way to the Senso-ji Temple. Very crowded. Visit the late afternoon. Good option for buying souvenirs but I did not want to waste time...

Thank OZS969
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during a crowded day and from what I saw there's nothing here that you wouldn't be able to buy somewhere else if you wanted to, most likely with a better price as well. If you do visit, make sure to keep your wallet safe....More

1  Thank Jonas L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots and lots of shops selling all types of things that you can buy for friends and family back home. There are also many places selling local snacks so you'll definitely have a good time here.

Thank Leon L
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Nearby
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
...More
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YR1111
March 18, 2017|
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Response from NadiraLatif | Reviewed this property |
Hi..Don't worry this market is always open since it's more merrier during public holidays. But the opening hours depend on the individual shops, usually daily from 9am to 7pm I guess.
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Thinkiepinkie
October 13, 2016|
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Response from jpanda168 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. On the Japan-Talk site, John Spacey, a Canadian working as an Enterprise Architect in Tokyo, posted an article regarding Nakamise. There you can follow him and perhaps he might be able to answer your question.
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nafiaw
July 28, 2016|
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Response from VTtraveler54 | Reviewed this property |
It varies, but close to 10 AM & the booths/stores close earlier than expected- perhaps 6-7 pm.
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