Asakusa Kaminarimondori Shopping Street

Asakusa Kaminarimondori Shopping Street

Asakusa Kaminarimondori Shopping Street
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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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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel4,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
On the way to Senso-Ji Temple or back from it.
The market is characterized by many Japanese restaurants and more in the style of take a way.
Souvenir shops for the most part and there is also a McDonald's for American meat lovers.
All around Senso-Ji Temple there are streets leading to it with a lot of Japanese street restaurants, it's worth trying and tasting different things from our "usual".
I tried the fried food with the cheese, it was excellent.
But not only about the food, the colorfulness of the street and the crowds stretching along it, part of the experience of the place.
Written 19 June 2023
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a popular shopping area around the temple grounds. there is both touristy stuff and some fine works available side by side. It forces one to look at each shop, don't hurry.
Written 11 April 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
As we stayed in Asakusa within the vicinity, we pass this area quite often and sometimes do some shopping. Bought shoes, wallets and belts. Very busy area within the vicinity of Sensoji temple.
Written 28 February 2020
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justmyway2
Atlanta, GA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are many vendors offering good from home kitchenware, gifts, fresh seafood that you can eat raw on the spot and other interesting foods. I fully enjoyed the atmosphere, the people and the food. It is a must-see for sure.
Written 12 February 2020
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Michael D
Mackay, Australia119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
A wonderful place with some many shopping options however it was very busy but to be fair we were there as a family in cherry blossom season (the end). Easy to navigate and lots of food options also.
Written 21 January 2020
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Kizomama
Cotabato City, Philippines5,213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
You can buy different goods, t shirts and other items as souvenirs or gifts to friends & relatives in your country of origin.
We chose / enjoy eat some Street foods to be merry & enjoy the vibrant food and shopping market.
Written 10 January 2020
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Glenn Djangkar
Jakarta, Indonesia260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Asakusa Kaminarimon is one of those places one invariably visits or which someone in one’s tour group wants to visit.

Though there is a shrine present in the location in the form of the Sensoji Temple, Asakusa Kaminarimon is best remembered for the various lanes and alleys containing various shops and selling a large variety of items. Most of the shops here sell some form of souvenir or Japanese snacks but there are other stores which sells jewellery and even a pet shop. There are a lot of food options available with there being some sushi trains and ramen shops.

The comment below about this being a tourist trap is somewhat true. This place is teeming with tourists and there are some shops which are not afraid to set a high price for the service they offer. Case in point being the kimono hire (3000-4000 yens) which can be pricey when compared to other places where kimonos can be hired.
Written 25 December 2019
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Eva Maria N
Holly Springs, NC168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The most visited area of Asakusa is the Kaminarimon Gateway and its shops. To avoid the crowds,, we arrived by 10:30 a.m., as the shops were opening. An hour later, the whole area was swarmed, and walking around became am obstacle course. That same day, we decided to return at night. It was a totally different perspective, beautifully illuminated, from the enormous gate and with a clear view of the stunning shrine at the end of the shops. We had the whole place to ourselves, and walking along the closed shops, we noticed each one had the most beautiful paintings on each of their rolling doors. Without the crowds, you'll be able to take amazing photos of all these, as well as the rest the absolutely gorgeous surroundings. It is a sight you'll never forget. Enjoy!
Written 19 December 2019
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richiel747
Richmond, Canada347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Asakusa Kaminarimondori street is a great shopping street leading from the main street from the train station to the Sensō-ji temple. It can get very crowed in the middle of the day but you can find a lot of souvenirs here. There are a lot of good food stalls here too.
Written 4 November 2019
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Visarend
Hotton29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
You can’t miss this street lined with dozens of shops.
It runs from the Kaminarimon to the sensoji main temple in Asakusa. And it has some nice little craft shops, best umbrellas f.e. Always handy in rainy Tokyo.
Written 3 November 2019
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