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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Taito

Categories: Gift & Specialty Shops, Shopping
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4.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
For hundreds of years, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) has served as a supply center for visitors to the nearby temple. Enter through the imposing gate and wander down the busy street, lined with low storefronts and accentuated by lights and decorative signs. You'll find snack foods, religious supplies, and plenty of knick-knacks along the way--don't miss the chance to grab a traditional souvenir, like a folding fan, kimono, or wooden doll. Use our Tokyo holiday planner to arrange your visit to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • 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 t...  read more »
  • It is one of the attractions that most recommend from Tokyo. Both the street itself, such as the temple at the end of it. This street, with its changes over time, is the commercial area more ancient of Tokyo. A place full of goodies to buy and see. Perfect place to buy souvenir and bring something for friends.
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  • 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. 
  • Went here on our last day on a bit of a lark, didn't appreciate how fun it would be from the prior reviews. Tons of great food stalls, all the energy of an authentic local market that is grounded by the large temple complex nearby. Great photo and people watching opportunity. Near the top of my Tokyo attractions list.
  • Tons of food and souvenir stalls lining a narrow street. Great street to stroll down after visiting the Senso-ji shrine.
  • Definitely a must visit for tourists. Lots of little shops and street food. Great for trying out the different snacks and picking up souvenirs at the same time. It gets pretty crowded, but that goes with the territory. The typical hours are 9AM to 6PM, so don't go too late or you'll miss everything.
  • It's very touristy, lots of shops sell the same Made in China souvenirs. Still, it's cool just to walk down and see the vendors on your way to Sensoji Temple.
  • What I consider must see in Tokyo. If you can go shortly after new year and there are bunch of stands selling traditional snacks and treats. Although there's gonna be a lot of people! If you can't make it after new years, it's still an amazing sight and the waking street has bunch of interesting shops. Although most of them are probably just there to lure in tourists.
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