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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  • We spend a lovely couple of hours here seeing all the different stalls and shops selling everything Japanese. People are really friendly and lots of people here were dressed in national costume, took ...  more »
  • Souvenirs are many foreigners like Japan's, meant too much interest. Are purchased as doll pancake and in the distance somehow brother Bell bought a laughed. Sound was good. It is a foreign tourist areas.
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  • Well that confused want to buy souvenirs where Japan? Here ya one place cronies hawking souvenirs or by traditional Japan. Ranging from food to knick knacks typical Japan!
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  • Great place to visit whether for first timers or regular attender. We enjoyed the scenery with people dressing themselves with kimono and taking lots of pictures. We love trying the food on the streets. Most shops encouraged visitors to not eat while walking. The shrine is definitely the main focus of all these shopping stalls.
  • Fantastic bustling market that has everything you could want as a tourist from snacks and treats to kimonos and lucky cats. Prices to tend to take advantage of the captive foreign audience but there is an abundance of choice that ensures you find a good deal for your souvenirs. Lovely atmosphere as dusk sets in with vendors who are happy for you to browse their wares.
  • This place is great to shop for souvenirs but might be in the pricey side since a lot tourist come here to shop. That have a lot of cute shops and local street food. I tried the melon buns which was really the best one.
  • Super shopping mall. Everything you could ever want in one place. A little over priced but if you search hard enough you can find all kinds of deals. Many Buddhist religious items for sale. Kimonos galore. From children to adult. The food selection is fabulous. So many places to sample their food. Excellence HAPPY Trails.
  • 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.
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