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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-3350
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Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3844-3350
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was about the only place in Japan were we found any good bargains. There are throngs of people and sometimes the crowds are incredibly hard to maneuver through. It is all set up outside in little booths and one rather narrow road through the...More

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this shopping experience! We went on an afternoon and it was less crowded. Been to many alley shopping streets around the world, and this this one is well organized and easy to get around in. It's the straight wide path with tons of stores....More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing much to actually buy there, but a great walk through Japanese culture. Different foods to try ( no eating while walking on the street, just near buy the place you buy) cute shaped cookies, kimono and other small souvenir.

Thank Ooty a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing much special to me, selling souvenirs, snacks and sweets with touristy prices as it is located just right in front of the Sensoji Temple.

Thank Prisca C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In one of the stores in nakamise we bought the cheapest meiji chocolates, nissin noodles? Kitkat chocolates. Be sure to bring your passport. Cant remember the name of the store but its like a combined pharmacy and concenience store.

Thank Elvie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting shopping place, we can find lots of traditional foods and souvenirs. The price offered by the seller in this street is similar to the price in the other place. But personally I was not too interested with this place because it's too crowded. Mural...More

Thank AlexSantosa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nakamise Shopping Street close to Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is a lovely place for walking, trying local sweets and buying souvenirs.

1  Thank amarcord1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Browse this Street quickly on your way to the temple. It is pretty overpriced but the goods on the stalls are nice to be seen overall.

Thank Fedefederiv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lining the way to one of the temples, this area is a haven for shoppers looking to pick up some souvenirs or try some local cuisine. Very crowded & caters to both tourists &'locals. You can rent a kimono &'walk around the area. Fun &...More

Thank Dreijunge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crazy shopping street on the temple compound. Those of you who love shopping you can't get enough. For the rest of us you can't get past fast enough.

Thank Mike N
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.