Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Taito

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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. Using our international travel planner, Tokyo attractions like Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The big light cage at the front of the shallow is a Panasonic device that can find a dragon in its light cage. Born Dragon Live Tiger lifelike!
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  • And yes, it is good for purchasing a wide variety of reasonably priced Japanese souvenirs. There are also several stalls selling local Japanese sweets, which one can easily located by the long line-up...  more »
  • The official name is kaminari-Mon gate is not. Kaminari-Mon gate is known as the official name says and Fujin & Raijin. By the way and Fujin in the "God of wind", "God of Thunder" is the God of Thunder. Fujin & Raijin gate was named for kaminari stands the statue of the God of Thunder statue of the God of the left on the right side. But is bypassed and became "Thunder gate" and commonly known as the rake progressively 呼びや. Large Lantern Kaminarimon gate has a deep relationship with the Japan Electronics Group Panasonic. That relationship began in 1960. Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic right now) in that year, and suffering from disease, healing, hope seems went to visit to Senso-ji Temple. And donated gate and lantern as a thank you for and then successfully recovered from my illness, now the Thunder gates. Continued to edge the now founder of the Matsushita (now Panasonic) beneath the Lantern, Konosuke Matsushita's name is inscribed. Seen through the kaminari-Mon gate and built statues of two on the other side. Gates is right Gold Dragon statue (female form) in the left Tian Dragon statues (male form) is called. Golden Dragon (kinnryuu) and celestial dragon (tenryū) is responsible for water dragon, and are protecting Buddhist God. And symmetrical Raijin and Fujin described above are located.
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  • There are many different store around and it took us 2-3hours to walk through most of the shops. Many of them sells cute decorative items and key chains. We bought Ice-cream at one of the stall which we think is overpriced. (330yen for a small Ice-cream) Most of the shops closed at 6pm however some stay open till 7-8pm till their leftover food is finished. A great place for window-shopping.
  • Good place to bring first time visitors to Tokyo. Good to explore the smaller streets on the side too and not just the main street. Some of the stores here has limited value packs for cosmetic products so do check them out!
  • Great and crowded street is major attraction in the area. Attractive to young people. Food stalls and souvenir stalls worth spending an afternoon here. Coffee shop on top of tourists information center offers a seating with good birds eye view.
  • Another awesome place within walking distance of the Edo Sakura! SOOO much food and shopping!! ❤❤❤ You can get -just about - ANYTHING here. Rich in culture!!
  • A great place to buy souvenirs and snacking. Recommended to try Kineya rice cracker, famous melon bread and Agemanju (steam cake with sweet filling coated in tempura batter and deep fried)

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