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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3844-3350
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Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This oldest shopping street is flanked by Kaminarimon Gate, symbol of Asakusa and entrance gate to Sensoji Temple. There are deities on each side of the gate. There were many vendors on this street and to some, it may seem touristy, but I appreciated being...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very crowded (Christmas - New Years) and we did not see much of interest in the shops, but of course your mileage may vary. It is next to the Senso-ji Temple, so if you are going there, you may as well visit this...More

1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique to Japan type goods. For local tourist as well as international. Usual little Japanese souvenirs like sake bottles, magnets, fans, kimonos. Make sure you budget at least 2 hours to shop.

Thank levyrock
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited at the end of December and it was absolutely packed. Way too crowded to take a stroll. I think it would've been quite nice during low-season. Although the things they sell are very touristy. Despite the crowd the streets are very clean.

Thank Fabianmardi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of items to choose from. Foods, clothes, souvenir items and more. You don't need to bargain because when you bought several items in one shop, they will automatically give you discounts and/or freebies.

Thank Ailene E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice market leading up to Sensoji. A bit touristy, but managed to get some nice stuff for souvenirs, gifts etc. Surrounding streets have more stalls and shops etc. Spent a long time in the area, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kaminarimon, or the "Thunder Gate", is the entrance gate to Asakusa's famous Sensoji Temple, and a symbol of Asakusa. “Kaminarimon” is actually not the official name of this gate. Its official, full name is Fujin Raijinmon, meaning “The Gate of the Gods of Wind and...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice authentic stretch of little shops selling a wide variety of stuff. On the day my daughter and I were there, it got really crowded so it was almost impossible to take a leisurely stroll as there were hoardes of locals and foreigners in front...More

Thank dreampillow71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really should be on the Must do list, ...the three part visit to Asakusa. 1 The Kaminarimon - the big gate with the even bigger lantern. It's astonishing. 2. The Nakamise shopping street leads through the Kaminarimon and up to the temple. 3. The...More

1  Thank jenny2222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A street that will definitely walk pass when going into sensoji temple. Bought Ningoyaki(Sponge cake with red bean jam filled inside) from the store located near the kaminarimon gate, it tasted pretty good and unique. The packaging is red or white paper with some chinese/jap...More

Thank XH_14
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.