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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

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Address: Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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A treat after a temple visit

Passed through the street on my way to Sensoji Temple, shops were closed with a few opening up. A place where you taste a few red bean cakes and other Japanese snack to fuel your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Passed through the street on my way to Sensoji Temple, shops were closed with a few opening up. A place where you taste a few red bean cakes and other Japanese snack to fuel your day. A place where you can buy cheap trinkets to pricey china. The other side of the serine Sensoji temple, the crowd is part and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be scared off by fear of crowds; that's half the fun. It's not all foreign tourists – many, many Japanese as well. Everything you could imagine to take him with you as a souvenir gift. Worth a visit. Much more authentic than shopping in a department store.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is worth going for tourists. Can try many loca snacks. Also lots of sourvenirs to choose. Easy walk with stalls on both sides. Can be quite crowded. Also ventured into side street but nothing much. Won't waste time on side streets. Stalls at the front part of the street seems to offer cheaper goods. Better to complete the street... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are visiting Tokyo, this is a MUST to go. The place is build for tourist. Shopping, food, souvenirs. You can spend a good 3 hours or more than easily if you plan to go into the Shrine as well. Very pleasant and easy walk. Lots to see, eat and buy.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This shopping district is between the Asakusa train station and the Sensoji Temple. I walk passed the shops quickly on my way to the temle and decided which sidewalk stores to shop in on my return. I found many items. I walked down the side streets off the main row and found even more items - some of nicer quality.... More 

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salt lake city, utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything a tourist could want all in one place.its always crowded and fun. plus you get to see the temple which is great.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is full of nice and cute stuffs to buy. Do look out for prices as its one of the tourist attractions. Try the titbits or snacks as they offer something interesting and unique to japan. But be prepared for crowds even on weekdays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the oldest Tokyo streets. A full array of shops selling from souvenirs to sweets,kimonos, samurais, you name it.

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Naha, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

東京の象徴のような場所です。伝統を感じられる場所も多いので東京に来たらまずは行って欲しいなと思います。 最近は外国人観光客でごった返してますが、昔の賑わいを取り戻した感じかして良いです This is the symbol of Tokyo. I would like you to go the place at first if you come to Tokyo. You may feel the tradition of Tokyo.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a street leading to the temple with mainly foodstalls, a bit too touristy and extremely crowded. I'd consider it as a part of the route rather than a destination in itself.

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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 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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