Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
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Neighbourhood: 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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.

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Rachh
Leicester, UK202 contributions
Great place to get Japan themed gifts
Oct 2019
Extremely touristy but perfect to get those gifts to take home.
Really enjoyed having a wander up and down the street
Written 10 May 2020
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Della G
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions
Nakamise Shopping Street
Nov 2019
As you past the gateway leading up to the Asakusa shrine you will encounter stalls on both sides of the passageway. This is really a wonderful experience to see stalls offering Japanese food treats, cultural souvenirs and religious offerings that you can purchase. This strip of stalls have not change very much through the centuries and is always crowded during the day. Adds to the cultural experience of time spent at Asakusa.
Written 29 April 2020
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4historyandculture
Charlotte, NC1,425 contributions
Sights and sounds of Japanese culture
Oct 2019
Very colorful and busy street. Full of small shops, both food and souvenirs. It is packed with people so movement is slow and one can enjoy people watching.
At the end there is the entrance to the temple.
Written 3 April 2020
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mintchocolatecake
Jakarta, Indonesia64 contributions
Packed with people
Mar 2020
To reach the Sensoji Temple we will have to pass this shopping street. Souvenirs, knick knacks, snacks and everything. The street is crowded but still interesting to look around.
Written 30 March 2020
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,042 contributions
Amazing shopping area
Mar 2020
On the way to the temple you pass the many stalls and shops settling all sorts of trinkets and pens that make great gifts to take home. The many girls who hire luminous and walk around in there national dress give this a great sense of Japan especially with the temple and pagoda in the background.
Written 24 March 2020
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365GT4-BB
Ningbo, China3,590 contributions
The street from Kaminarimon to Sensoji Temple is full of people as usual!
Mar 2020 • Solo
久しぶりに雷門に来ました
絶好の快晴、3月末で少し暖かくなって来て、浅草寺の桜も見頃ですから丁度良いタイミングです。
雷門の提灯が無いのは少し寂しいですが、それでも存在感は圧倒的です。それから、雷門と仲見世商店街の人の多さは、今の時期ちょっと意外なくらい多く、いつもと変わらない感じがしました。
Written 22 March 2020
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Kevin M
Columbia, SC202 contributions
Perfect for souvenirs
Apr 2019
Super crowded and probably not the best deals available, but there's a little bit of everything, and you're probably going to visit Sensoji anyway, so check out the shopping too!
Written 17 March 2020
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Santini Socialite
Newark, NJ123 contributions
Shopping on budget
Dec 2019 • Couples
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Nakamise Street. It offered not only shopping, but a visit to Temple and I got my entire life red. Even though I received a bad fortune, I made up for it with souvenirs and great photos. Now, my tour guide took us to a ramen restaurant in the area...let's just say, I'm not writing home about it. Anyways, I enjoyed shopping here more than Don Quijote and other stores with souvenirs. I didn't barter at all with the prices. For some reason it didn't feel right.
Written 15 March 2020
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wesleywaisiu
Singapore, Singapore2,257 contributions
A lot of interesting shops and food, but too crowded
Oct 2019
The shopping street in front of Sensō-ji is one of the most famous spot for tourist. However, it's very crowded. Too many tourist and I worry the kids get lost. You will always see people surrounding you when trying to take picture.
However, it's still a must-go place for tourist in Tokyo.
Written 11 March 2020
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Jason Wyngrade
66 contributions
Tourist shopping at it's finest
Apr 2019
Lets not beat around the bush here - this is a tourist oriented shopping street. Not to say that is a bad thing, just know what you are getting into before you go.
We exited the shrine via this street and were not overly disappointed. Yes, there were the cheap tourist trinket stores, but there were also higher end and quality goods to be found as well. Almost anything Japan could be found here, everything from rice cracker and green tea to handmade fans and kimono's.
Like many shopping streets this is full of tourists and locals looking for something to buy - you will often need to push your way through crowds to get where you want to go, especially if it is a really popular shop. However, even with all these people, the shop keepers are well mannered and generally friendly, the shops well organized and the street kept clean.
If you are in Asakusa, give this street a try. Im sure you will find something you want there.
Written 11 March 2020
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