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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-3350
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shopping street” (66 reviews)
“rice crackers” (17 reviews)
“local snacks” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3844-3350
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"shopping street"
in 66 reviews
"rice crackers"
in 17 reviews
"local snacks"
in 15 reviews
"back home"
in 20 reviews
"melon"
in 11 reviews
"both sides"
in 16 reviews
"cheap souvenirs"
in 7 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 23 reviews
"place to buy souvenirs"
in 6 reviews
"japanese souvenirs"
in 10 reviews
"tourist trap"
in 12 reviews
"asakusa station"
in 18 reviews
"knick knacks"
in 6 reviews
"hozomon gate"
in 6 reviews
"thunder gate"
in 10 reviews
"food stalls"
in 14 reviews
"senso ji"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Before reaching the Senso-Ji Temple, you will be overwhelmed with the crowds on Nakamise Shopping Street. Shops begins after the initial Thunder Gate and ends at the Treasure House Gate. The dominant central pedestrian walkway has interfacing shops selling souvenirs and foods. There are additional...More

Thank Wood77
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This old beautiful covered street is a mixture of local shops selling typical Japanese products and restaurants of local cuisine we bought a lot and spent nice time

Thank Mostafa A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

great traditional shops ( food, souvenirs) and a temple, lots of people from all the world & it is a must visit place

Thank Yousef M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the Tokyo's must visit places is the Senso-ji bhuddist temple and the shopping area in from of the temple called Nakamise Shopping area. The shopping area has many souvenir shops, eating joints and Japanese traditional garments - Kimono and Yakuta vending and hiring...More

Thank kishorekamisetti
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most popular shopping streets and a must visit in Tokyo. The entrance is the Kaminarimon (Thunder) Gate. Past this outer gate will lead you to a shopping street of about 200 meters, with shops lining both sides of this street....More

Thank LG_Kay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To get here arrive at Sakausa station and walk 2 minutes to it. Street sell everything, good ambient, good crowd, good scenery. At the end of street is famous Sakausa shrine and Senso-ji temple. C U Around

Thank majeo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Nakamise Street twice while we stayed at the Asakusa View Hotel. The street is packed all day long. There are so many freshly made Japanese snacks on sale that we could not helped sampling them. As it was Cherry Blossom Season,...More

Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Asakusa to rent the kimono. Price was reasonable and quite fun with the japanese traditional costumes. Walking along the street towards Nakamise Street when we were approached by a handsome young man inviting us to tour the area riding the rickshaw. We...More

Thank hanislamat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is 100% a tourist shopping street - it’s OK if you are looking for touristy souvenirs but note it did seem a lot more expensive than equivalent souvenirs we saw in other locations. It was also by far the most crowded shopping spot. I’d...More

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as part of a sightseeing tour and found it difficult to walk up and down the various streets and stalls. I would say that the quality of goods on offer was mainly lower end touristy knick-knacks which was disappointing as we were looking for...More

Thank straightjohnbull
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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
18 March 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
13 October 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
28 July 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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