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Shin Nakamise Shopping Street

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Address: Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Touristy souvenirs market near the Senso-ji temple in Taito, Japan

Shopping street with many souvenirs shops along an outdoor market between the sensoji temple and the Hozomon gate. Very touristy and crowded, but good for some gifts to bring back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Shopping street with many souvenirs shops along an outdoor market between the sensoji temple and the Hozomon gate. Very touristy and crowded, but good for some gifts to bring back home.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Covered shopping street - totally weatherproof. We were there in winter so it provided for a great respite from the windchill, except at places where there was 'openings' to side streets. Loads of shops and eateries, anything and everything!

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Less touristy compared to Nakamise Dori which runs parallel to it. You can buy more than just souvenirs on thsi street.

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Thank Russtynails
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The only reason I went to this place was to take refuge from a thunder and lightening storm after visiting Senso Ji. However, I actually managed to get a lot of souvenirs from here at a reasonable price. If you're peckish, there are also a coupe of affordable places to eat too.&

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Thank jackmoore93
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I had a certain item in mind for a gift and just couldn't find it! On our last day we decided to visit this shopping street. It is very extensive with all sorts of products on offer. Unfortunately I still didn't find what I wanted but with such a selection I did get all of my gifts in the one... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I like walking along this lively street. Since I love kaiten-zushi, I am particularly fond of going to Shin Nakamise Dori to eat sushi. You can certainly find souvenirs in shops there, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

You have to sort out the souvenir shops from the others but lots to see. Pick up some pickled veges, sweets. Have a nice bowl of ramen. Good for rainy day when also visiting Sensoji Temple.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

So much to see and look at. Its hard to know where to start. Just wonder and let rhe shops snd streets take you where they will. Enjoy.

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Hanover, NH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Shoulder-to-shoulder people shuffling by hundreds of booths. If you are looking for gifts it's an easy stop. I found good quality items at moderate prices.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

So many shops. Lots of little shops selling mostly tourist stuff. Food and other items are plenty. Well worth a look though.

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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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