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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  • October 3, 2017
    When in August, went to Asakusa kaminari-Mon gate is under construction sheet is held in the was. And what sheet is a picture of the Thunder gates were painted. This is unusual in this scene. Construction seems to be going until the end of October. Nakamise Street was crowded as usual. However, early evening is nowhere close. Eat the boat Japanese software failed.
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  • October 2, 2017
    walking very slowly towards the temple on January 2 amid a multitude of Japanese we could see these stalls selling souvenirs and food.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Increase of foreign tourists has increased those foreigners to what is sold in the 仲店. Of the most popular, fan would be. Food is abundant here. One of the fun is to 買い食い while walking. Kaminari-Mon gate, Nakamise Street, Asakusa Temple 3 set is one tourist facilities.
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  • March 22, 2017
    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!!
  • May 20, 2017
    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
  • March 13, 2017
    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!
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • February 18, 2017
    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.

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