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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
+81 3-3844-3350
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A distraction enroute to Sensoji Temple. Man-made, uncluttered, not a blast from the past, it comes across as convenient, eye catching, practical if you have need for the merchandise and services on offer. Imagine airport shopping in the outdoors. The Kaminarimon Gate (featuring The God...More

Thank SingaporeViews
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stroll along the long stretch of this street on our rented Kimono for a bit of an ambiance. Busy street of souvenirs, places to eat, temple gate, other Japanese products and treats. Expected to be crowded due to its convenience and famous temple, hence...More

Thank MJ0anG
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went there as early as 6:00AM. There are lots of Elementary and Middle School Students on that day. As expected most of the shops are not open until 9:30AM. The tourists flocked around 9:00AM and it became crowded. You have to take picture as...More

Thank narzkie
Reviewed 4 days ago

we stayed close by and walked down this street for shopping and dining. souvenir shops. beautiful shrines nearby

Thank mnsp1964
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great area for shopping for that must try japanese food treats - sweets & rice cakes & traditional japanese products - whole range of items. After walking through the Kaminarimon Gate - flow down the historic Nakamise shopping street to the Senso-ji temple. Look for...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit to Tokyo and we still loved coming back here. Great place to try some local sweets or shop for some trinkets to take home. Don't let the crowds scare you off! If you get a chance visit at night just to see the...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up staying more in this shopping street than actually visiting the shrine and temple. Why not, it has all the souvenir stuffs that I'm collecting when visiting a country from fridge magnets to mugs and geisha dolls. Japan's the best for quality products...More

Thank ECLadines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almos unchanged since the early days of Tokyo, those little parallel streets are incredible. Completely away of their time, it's a lovely place for a short promenade. The little stalls sell almost everything Japanese, but be aware that not all objects are made in Japan....More

Thank Filipe-kun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good street shopping for souvenirs... some street food as well... nothing much to buy... just a souvenirs

Thank TraveKings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A shopping street that is located just above Asakusa Station (Ginza / Orange Line). Went on a Sunday morning and it is filled with people. The street are filled with shops that sells from snacks to very nice handcrafted souvenirs. Really very interesting place to...More

Thank Gideon T
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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Will the shops here be open on Monday 20 Mar? Happens to be Vernal Equinox day, which is a public holiday in Japan, and a lot of places seem closed...
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.
Is this area open late on Dec 31?
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.
What time do these stores open in the morning?
28 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.