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Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-3350
Ways to Experience Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is ok but extremely touristy. The street is lined with souvenirs shops and shops selling Japanese snacks. This is a place to buy green tea ice cream and the traditional Japanese red beans filled snacks.

Thank FYL003
Reviewed 1 week ago

This shopping street is incredibly busy, for anybody who gets anxious in crowds this place really isn't for you. The shops are interesting, but the goods are very overpriced compared to the rest of Tokyo.

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a tourist from America, but I found this street to be kind of cheesy. A lot of the merchandise for sale that I saw looked cheap. I din't buy anything.

Thank Frugalista2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over 200 meters long; accessed from the outer gate to the temple's Hozomon Gate. Typical Japanese souvenirs; various traditional local snacks. Great place to people watch.

Thank Geraldine F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We breased through the street and found it nothing special - same souvenirs as everywhere else. Some of the food from the small stalls was quite nice though.

Thank KatiaenJohan
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is very much aimed at tourists, but it is well worth a visit - just remember everything is priced for tourists. Very busy street but lots of colour and vibrancy. There were several people in traditional Japanese costumes and you can hire one for...More

Thank Maks_family
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Situated right outside the Senso Ji Temple, the souvenirs here are as good as any you will find in Tokyo.

Thank Nikunj S
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This place is not that huge but you can find a lot of good stuff for souvenirs. As you get closer to the temple, the deals get better. T-shirt’s cost $30 but you’ll find some cheap ones for $10. Chopsticks for a set of 4...More

Thank Jomama_Fosho
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This place was very interesting. Prices of souvenirs were just right. They had all sort of things like traditional fans, etc. I would go there again but not during July. It's very hot. Take note that some food stalls don't allow you to eat their...More

Thank Nixfl L
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is a shopping street between the Kaminarimon Gate and the Senjosi Temple. The shops are said to date back to the Edo era and offer product for sale. Items include various souvenirs, clothing, food and drink. Mostly aimed at tourists, pricing is high but...More

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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18 March 2017|
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Response from NadiraLatif | Reviewed this property |
Hi..Don't worry this market is always open since it's more merrier during public holidays. But the opening hours depend on the individual shops, usually daily from 9am to 7pm I guess.
13 October 2016|
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Response from jpanda168 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. On the Japan-Talk site, John Spacey, a Canadian working as an Enterprise Architect in Tokyo, posted an article regarding Nakamise. There you can follow him and perhaps he might be able to answer your question.
29 July 2016|
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Response from VTtraveler54 | Reviewed this property |
It varies, but close to 10 AM & the booths/stores close earlier than expected- perhaps 6-7 pm.