Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Taito

4.1
#32 of 2,117 in Things to do in Tokyo
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.
Create an itinerary including Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

(Tokyo is the nearest city to Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon))

map
Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
1,345 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • It was very crowded (Christmas - New Years) and we did not see much of interest in the shops, but of course your mileage may vary. It is next to the Senso-ji Temple, so if you are going there, you may...  more »
  • The days of the Thunder-Men are rising to get a picture of no one is very difficult and at night very few people easily photographed the face of the thunder and light lined to hold the next night's thunder door and another flavor
    View original
  • The superficial of the temple is probably one of the most iconic impressions of Japan, and must be taken with it. The 繹 is not absolute, there is a manpower vehicle for tourists Saifei ride.
    View original
Google
  • Ce marché est situé près d'un temple célèbre. La fréquentation est donc importante. On trouve toutes sortes de boutiques, des restaurants. On peut flaner dans ces petites rues riches en détails et vous pourrez remplir les cartes mémoires de vos appareils photos. J'ai vraiment aimé ce marché qui permet de s'imprégner de la culture japonaise, et donc je le conseille.
  • A reasonably priced shopping street catering to tourist, selling a wide variety of souvenirs from dolls to food. Very festive atmosphere though it can be very crowded during peak periods where locals and tourists mix. Bring at least 3000 to 5000 yen to shop here!
  • Interesting shopping place, we can find lots of traditional foods and souvenirs. The price offered by the seller in this street is similar to the price in the other place. But personally I was not too interested with this place because it's too crowded. Mural painting on the door's stall and old alley become an interesting place to take photos.
  • Great place to find souvenirs. Many food stalls there as well. Nice atmosphere.
  • Great place to get some sweet street food and cheap souvenirs to bring home if visiting Senso-ji. If looking for higher quality, more expensive souvenirs, or just a convenience store, Shin Nakamise Dori runs west at about the halfway point and has some fantastic shops.

Plan your trip to Tokyo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tokyo

Tokyo abounds with excellent places to stay, from luxury affairs to humble budget-friendly lodgings. Its glittering skyscrapers house numerous international four- and five-star hotels, both in the populous cultural hotspots of Shinjuku and in the business centers of Akasaka and Shinbashi. Meanwhile, hostels catering to the shoestring traveler lie scattered throughout the city. For a memorable, distinctly Japanese experience, seek out a ryokan, a traditional bed and breakfast with tatami floor mats and sliding screen doors.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tokyo by other users

23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWEDEN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Asia BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans