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“Eat your way through!”

Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
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Tokyo, Japan
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
“Eat your way through!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

If there's anything I regret, it's not getting a second serving of the doriyaki with a mini scoop of green tea. I think the combination of the energy from the shoppers, the exotic surroundings and the smell of sesame seed crackers got to me. It's unforgettable. So while you're there, order all the strange ice cream that you can eat; buy snacks at every stall, even just to taste. Get a bunch of ukiyo-e postcards. It may cost more than other places, but the premium for getting it here is worth it. Tourist-trapped but smiling.

Visited October 2012
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Aalborg, Denmark
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115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Standard destination when comes to souvenirs”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

A nice place with great variety of souvenirs to share with family and friends back home. You will also find some special japanese treats along the way and some great deals on the parallel streets. Perfectly combined with a visit to the Sensoji temple.

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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114 reviews
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Be sure to also couple your visit to the Sensoji Temple, which is the oldest temple in Japan at the end of this shopping street.

You will find lots of souveniers from traditional bamboo umbrellas to kitchy good luck charms. many delicious japanese snacks available too! Be sure to try out the famous "Pineapple Bread", that has been in operation there for 80 years, its fresh off the oven. Many other shops selling snacks off the oven too, your sense of smell will guide you to these places!

Very pleasant for an afternoon of people watching too, tons of well behaved Japanese students will line the snack shops.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Main souvenir street in Tokyo - for all your gimmicky needs!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Lining the main street leading up to the temple are countless souvenir shops selling fabrics, swords, chopsticks, Japanese sweets and cakes - anything imaginable. If you're in Tokyo and finding it difficult to find some souvenirs amongst the other areas (e.g. Shinjuku, Shibuya), then come visit this street!

Visited September 2012
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Kitchener, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Souvenirs galore and much more!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

With needly 100 shops, a wide variety of clothes, artifacts and souvenirs to share with family and friends. Food kioks with a wide variety for everyones taste. A must visit and close to the Sensoji Temple, the oldest in Japan.

Visited September 2012
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