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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
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+81 3-3844-3350
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Reviewed yesterday

Old-style traditional shopping street with lots of small shops for souvenirs, snacks, Japanese products etc... Pick up a nice souvenir here as part of your visit to the Senso-ji Buddhist temple. Always busy there with lots of visitors from Japan and abroad. Nice!

Thank John D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend and I loved our wander through and around this great area. Lots of quality Japanese items (along with some not so great) but something for everyone and along the way some food to eat BUT no where to sit down at all to...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great to get souvenirs as it is connected to Dempoin Street and the Pagoda. It is obviously going to be crowded as its a main tourist attraction place. You could purchase local products here. All sorts of souvenirs can be found here,...More

Thank Xianz90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique to Japan type goods. For local tourist as well as international. Worth the visit as only a short walk to the asakusa pagoda and shrine

Thank lauracollier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can find anything you may or may not want as a tourist in this street! Usual little Japanese souvenirs like sake bottles, magnets, fans, kimonos! The list just goes on! As does the shopping street! It's ok if you're into this sort of kitschy...More

Thank EllieandSherlock
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area provides a great area to pick up authentic Japanese gifts. Make sure you budget at least 3 hours to shop.

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nakamise Dori is a hot spot not only for tourists but the citizens of Japan, as well. It can get crowded but it's bustling with vendors full of traditional good eats and souvenirs. You can catch women in kimonos making dangos, stir fries, and many...More

Thank eugenia27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend a good hour going up and down the various lanes at the Nakamise shopping street. It is not a very large area but their are shops and places to eat along the route to the temple. We found a local store that sold...More

Thank 2marcopolos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is not the right place to buy souvenirs. The place is very crowded and prices are higher than ususal. Didn't enjoy it at all.

Thank Achref A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good spot for shopping, nice long strip of shops as you walk to Sensoji temple. Must try the Melon Pan (sweet bread also available with ice cream inside).

Thank KonstandinaR
Nearby
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
...More
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YR1111
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.
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Thinkiepinkie
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.
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nafiaw
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.
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