Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon), Taito

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For hundreds of years, Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) has served as a supply center for visitors to the nearby temple. Enter through the imposing gate and wander down the busy street, lined with low storefronts and accentuated by lights and decorative signs. You'll find snack foods, religious supplies, and plenty of knick-knacks along the way--don't miss the chance to grab a traditional souvenir, like a folding fan, kimono, or wooden doll. Using our international travel planner, Tokyo attractions like Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you like some nice hustle and bustle, that's the place to be. When I went there close to noon, it was teeming with tourists, lots of them but it isn't bad if you like small shops, pretty Japanese i...  more »
  • People whenever they come! Enter from here and enter the downtown atmosphere! Nakamise-dori is full of people, so it's fun to walk slowly along the back road. Nakamiyo is, if anything, a souvenir and a main There is a sweet place and a general store, too and you can spend a good time in the back road!
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  • Absolutely beautiful, mesmerizing, and crowded!! The shops that line both sides of the street provide so many treats and items to purchase. It opens around 10am and it is definitely packed! However, if you arrive very early (before the shops open - maybe around 6-7am) you'll be able to get a picture with no one in sight. Definitely try the daifuku - the vanilla custard one with a strawberry on top; we actually came back a day or so later and grabbed another one!!
  • Went on a beautiful sunny day around lunch time and it was super packed. Walking along the markets felt like being in a school of fish. Not a great experience. I couldn’t find any savoury “street” food which was disappointing however there was a lot of sweet options. Very busy and touristy however leads you straight up to Sensoji.
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