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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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  • If you like the glitz and glamour if high end shopping head for the Ginza area. You could spend days wandering the shops and spending a fortune.  more »
  • This place feels very 'undiscovered' and non-touristy so if that's what you're into, go for it! It's tucked in behind Ueno park and easily accessible on foot from Ueno area (we walked from Asakusa). T...  more »
  • Yanesen is increasingly popular as a tourist destination in recent years. And this mall's major tourist attractions. Who come to explore the Yanaka will be mostly aimed at this mall. It is is rather strong face as a tourist destination, from the nostalgic shops unique shops and lined with variety stores, just have fun shopping streets and street life. Quite crowded on weekends so surprised at it.
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  • We visited yanaka ginza in the evening, which added to a nice atmosphere. Very authentic feel to the place. I recommend walking from yanaka ginza the ueno Park, as the way the is really beautiful
  • We went to the "Yanaka Ginza shopping district" for the first time. Knowing the shooting ban. It has been showered roar from the store back in only towards the camera. I learned for the first time this thing and search for "Yanaka Ginza shooting prohibited". We went from Nippori Station, but you feel that well-known lack completely without a guide, such as handed out leaflets also the entrance of the shopping street, also shooting ban along the way from the train station. Shooting ban billboards in places ranging in such temple is installed has been well-known. Mince and was delicious but was a place you do not want to visit again
  • It's not one of those famous tourists stop, and for this reason it's one of the best place to go if you want to experience the real (and oldest) Tokyo: this place hasn't been destroyed during the war, so you will find many old and original buildings. The place if full of free cats (so it's called the cats district) and there's a (very) big Cemetery (as odd it may sounds it's really unique and beautiful).
  • This place preserves the old atmosphere. I liked the not only Yanaka Ginza but also its neighborhood as well - Very calm and cozy!
  • Cool neighborhood, nice market. Good prices.