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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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shops and shopping

this "street" leads up Asakura temple area and is full of tourist related stalls. the standard is high in most. note food can be bought but not always eaten outside the stall of... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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this "street" leads up Asakura temple area and is full of tourist related stalls. the standard is high in most. note food can be bought but not always eaten outside the stall of purchase

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No cars or scooters to bother you, with only the rare bicycle, this shopping area is a fun tourist trap. Mostly undercover. Get your souvenirs and snacks here and enjoy watching people dressed up in kimonos.

Thank KB C
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pretty touristy, but a good place to visit. I was there during cherry blossom season so I saw a bit of that around this area. Gets a bit crowded like everywhere in Tokyo.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the first place we visited in Tokyo. It was really crowded in this shopping street and a real feel of Japanese culture. It is a perfect place for tourists to get your souvenirs back home. I love luckily cats and there are many shops selling lucky cats but the price can be ranging. I did comparison from different... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're at the Senso-ji temple it's worth walking down Nakemise to see the shops. It's crowded but fun. Most of the shops seem to sell cheap souviners, nothing worth buying. There are also some food and candy stalls.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shopped and shopping till we are dropping- so much to buy so little time - I will have to come back

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nakamise Shopping Street is a great place to go for cheap souvenirs, but be prepared to be overrun by people. It's simply packed. There's an old temple at the end of the street (Sensoji Temple), which is beautiful. There's also a tall pagoda next to the temple; however, it's currently covered with scaffolding and other materials - you cannot see... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like most Shrines or Temples, they have their shopping street to walk you there. There is a lot of stuff you can find here, mostly gifts and souvenirs, a little overpriced though.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This street leading up to the Senso-ji temple complex is always very, very crowded. Nevertheless it gives you everything Japanese souvenirshops are able to offer you. If you would like to access the temple complex in a more quiet and relaxed way take the parallel street just a few meters behind. But be aware than you miss the fun.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This street you will pass through and if you visit it in crowded time will be horrible and can not enjoy your time there try to come early or late to enjoy walking through the street with lots of shops from souvenirs to sweet and food .


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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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