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Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street, Taito

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • This area is renowned for the best Sushi in Tokyo. It is reasonable priced,as there are many different shops to choose from.All kinds of seafood are available,and if you go early,you get a better choi...  more »
  • It was our first morning in Japan and we only had 1/2 a day to "see something" before meetings. We saw this recommended online and so set out on our 25 min walk through the back winding streets to get...  more »
  • Quite lovely street. Not too touristy yet, but definitely increasing in visitors (per conversation with a shop keeper). Small shops and eating places. Quite charming. Also in the middle of a network o...  more »
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  • 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 place experience old Tokyo. The temple right next to the station has a very beautiful cherry blossom tree in the spring.
  • Love this shopping area. It really feels like you're stepping back in time. Two of my favorites are Zakuro and 福丸饅頭. Check this place out.
  • This is a cozy little shopping street that seriously feels like a different city. Come day or night, rain or shine.
  • A interesting shopping street surrounded by a older neighborhood. Interesting cemetery here, also.