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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Perfect start to know the culture of Japan, past and present. Lots of shrines, temples pagodas and gardens to walk around. Lots of souvenir items too. A bit pricey though, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive items sold for tourist. End of the street leads to the temple. Can take the rickshaw ride around to see the area.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect start to know the culture of Japan, past and present. Lots of shrines, temples pagodas and gardens to walk around. Lots of souvenir items too. A bit pricey though, but then again this is Japan. Everything else is a bit expensive.

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Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This shopping area is mentally exhausting. Aside from a few unique wares and specialty items this strip is inundated with cheap dollar store grade souvenirs. Its' proximity to the temple and shrines is unfortunate, although understandable. We preferred the quieter temples and shrines which seemed more fitting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm all out here because the merchandise were cute. Friendly staff, delicious snacks. Overall I love it very much

Thank Dewanti K
Nuevo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area has been the favorite part of my visit to Tokyo. The sights and people watching are amazing. It is a great blend of the past and present together. The temple and gardens are peaceful while the surrounding shopping streets are completely packed with tourists and locals. You can find just about any souvenir imaginable hard. There are plenty... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to do some souvenir shopping or grab a bite to eat. Lots of things to look at, but it does get very busy. If you don't like crowds you may want to avoid it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enter under Kaminarimon Gate , known as Thunder Gate, and explore this narrow street lined with tiny souvenir shops. The street will lead you to Hozomon Gate - Treasury Gate and then up to the incense burner outside Senso-ji temple. Take time to explore the back streets where specialist shops can be found.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a shopping delight for us. Sure, some of the shops are redundant, but many are extremely well-done and have been here for decades. It is a great place to go if you have a small amount of time in Tokyo and want to get some shopping done with some real Japanese treasures. There are also an amazing number... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of shops. Chopsticks here were cheaper, bamboo ones with design were only 500 JPY for a set of 5, the same ones in Tokyu Hands in Shibuya cost 800 JPY.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

from asakusa subway station, you will go through this before you reach Asakusa shrine. pretty interesting. you can buy souvenirs for your friends/family here. lotsa matcha goodness here too!

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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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