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Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Taito

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Go for an Edo period-style shopping experience in Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, the center of commerce in Yanaka. With some 70-plus shops, you can feel the authentic atmosphere and browse through textiles, baskets, ceramics, and street food stalls. See a traditional barber shop, a bento shop, and other family-run businesses. You can pick your own baker, butcher, or grocer on this 175 m (574 ft) long street, which never gets wider than about 5 m (16 ft). The shopping street offers a limited variety offers products, but everything remains old-fashioned and inexpensive. You can get nice, original souvenirs and visit a local sake den. The street sits a short distance from Nippori station. To visit Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street and get the most from your holiday in Tokyo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tokyo itinerary planner.
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  • This pathway is very rich in food shops, souvenirs, clothes and many things themed cat across the street. Here the houses remained well there is the Tokyo of the past and there is a nice atmosphere. The only thing we didn't like was to find many tourists tamarri Italians, never seen so many all together here in Tokyo there was ever. We bought some souvenirs, we sampled Street food very very good and bought a yukata one for me and one for my husband.
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  • This shotengai is just nearby Nippori station. Great place to stroll around, eat some street food like the famous menchi katsu @ niku no suzuki & fried sweet potato stick. It was a hot weather in July...  more »
  • In tourist popularity. Even at super cheap prices. Many foreign tourists have a good taste. The show ought to be shopping.
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  • Adorable! Cutie kitty trinkets everywhere. And little cafes and snacks. Best to visit close to sunset, as it offers great sunset view.
  • Used to be pretty sleepy here, but went on a recent Sunday and it was like a block party. Still not too crowded, just people of all races and nationalities having fun shopping, trying the various foods, and there were even places selling beer and sake on the street. Hope it doesn't get ruined somehow!
  • Great atmosphere. you can feel traditional Showa era style shopping arcade atmosphere. Also, I found that here is populr place for travelers.
  • It's a street with some old shop houses. You can buy some souvenirs and get some snacks to eat. If you are lucky, you can catch beautiful sunset at the top of the stairs.
  • Great place experience old Tokyo. The temple right next to the station has a very beautiful cherry blossom tree in the spring.

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