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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  • August 13, 2017
    And crowded tourists was a quiet street lined with shops before, but now that just like Kyoto Kiyomizu-dera is the three aspects of a ban. It will be better seemed to satisfy the hungry so-called yanesen 1000 walks to moisten the throat.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Used to be known as cat town but while there, we only saw 3 cats! Still a nice place to visit. Small shopping street which is quite a contrast to Takeshita street in Harajuku. Takeshita is loud and mo...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    If you want to experience how Japan was like in the 70s and 80s, Yanaka is the best area. Here, you can hardly find any chain stores, but small shops selling cheap yet quality goods of different kinds...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    Adorable! Cutie kitty trinkets everywhere. And little cafes and snacks. Best to visit close to sunset, as it offers great sunset view.
  • May 7, 2017
    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!
  • July 9, 2017
    Great atmosphere. you can feel traditional Showa era style shopping arcade atmosphere. Also, I found that here is populr place for travelers.
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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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