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. A visit to Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tokyo itinerary planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • Quaint street serving the local population of Yanaka and a few touristy shops. You will see a lot of locals doing their shopping and on the Saturday we were there, they had a demonstration of children...  more »
  • Sunday visitors. People swamped the very town. Matrix in most stores. Of course in such a place is not a cat. Eating out famous, but to be honest none so much wow delicious is not like.... Lined up instead ate normally. Was a old feel shopping streets of Showa Japan called off the beaten path spot in place, but now is again only in the tourist areas. Just and the atmosphere of the shop feels like, so now challenge again during the week. Then slowly I also think different.
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  • Yanaka is a nice neighbourhood, I am not a fan off the street just down the stairs which is way to touristic and extremely expensive. All these things is possible to buy much cheaper at other places i...  more »
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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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