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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. Use our Tokyo holiday planner to arrange your visit to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • Almos unchanged since the early days of Tokyo, those little parallel streets are incredible. Completely away of their time, it's a lovely place for a short promenade. The little stalls sell almost eve...  more »
  • good street shopping for souvenirs... some street food as well... nothing much to buy... just a souvenirs  more »
  • A shopping street that is located just above Asakusa Station (Ginza / Orange Line). Went on a Sunday morning and it is filled with people. The street are filled with shops that sells from snacks to ve...  more »
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  • I surprisingly enjoyed this super touristy area! The food and shops are so touristy and I had so much fun!! So much to eat, so much to see. It's really fun to stand and eat with everyone because it's a little rude to walk around eating. I love touristy stuff in Tokyo! Locals and tourists are here, so it's NOT just tailored for foreigners! Come and have a good time!!
  • Souvenirs. Various type of foods. And many shopkeepers understand a little bit of English. This is not the market of main shopping but market to keep Japanese memorial with you as a gift
  • A must see if you like snacks and cheap souvenirs. I loved all the traditional sweets that were sold on the street. I couldn't taste all of them because there were so much! If you can live without a coffee for brekfast, then this is the place to go in the morning!
  • Even if there's a lot of tourists and it can get crowded, this is one of my favorite places for shopping for cultural items. There's everything from clothes (including kimonos) to food to souvenirs, as well as fairly hard-to-find things like old-style guns and swords for display. Off the street you'll find other kinds of stores that sell contemporary clothing, accessories, etc. One more thing to note. The prices here are much more competitive (meaning cheaper) than some other tourist spots like Takeshita Street in particular especially for things like souvenirs. I personally always tell my visiting friends and other tourists about visiting Nakamise Street and Asakusa in general for souvenirs instead of places like Harajuku and Shibuya in general.
  • Sightseeing while indulging with delicious delicacies. There's also this unique shop where they draw you comically. Also, try the local restaurants specializing in tempura.