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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first afternoon in Japan and Tokyo and we travelled to Asakusa area to see Senso-Ji. But first we walked through Nakamise Street jam packed with visitors, mainly Japanese, and immersed ourselves ninth bustle looking at all the various stalls. As others have said for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NickDavis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The main street is loaded with touristy shops and cheesy souvenirs. It's fantastic. The side streets branching off are much better. More variety of food and shopping. I liked the architecture more than the shopping. It's a great place for taking pictures of contrasting styles....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Turner S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of great shops for souvenirs and tons of places to eat. And I do mean LOTS :) As with most areas in Japan, bring cash though you can find ATMs all over. If you're a foriegner to Japan, you may need to find a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 6 days ago

You cannot deny it, you are a tourist, so go do some shopping in here. Extremely crowded when sakura time. Nice small restaurants in the crossing street, popular Kannon temple in the end of the street, and an easy walk to Tokyo Skytree, too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes most gift shops were selling the same things as in most tourist centres but the busy atmosphere and culture experience made this a much better experience. Prices were good too and you can get traditional foods and drinks while walking around looking in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has lots and lots of food stalls and shops where you can buy small trinkets for friends and family back home.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mmcal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perhaps good for the first time visitor to Japan. Too many souvenir shops. The Dango shop is worth a try. Other than that, better to explore the back streets that zig zag across Nakamise and Sensoji.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ChunKianCh0ng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is market is very busy but easy to find. Lots of touristy and traditional type goods. You really need to see it and if you're going to the temple you need to walk through it anyway. Have a wall through the shopping mall attached...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dare2burbest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's quite fun to walk around, try every snack and buy souvenir. It's not a very long street , but can easily spend 1 hour!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MayLeetha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for souvenirs to bring home, I heard about Nakamise Street Shopping at Asakusa. The Nakamise Street Shopping stretches over 2 football fields from Karminarimon Gate to from main grounds of Sensoji Temple. It is lined by many shops, which offer local specialties and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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21 October 2018|
Response from Moaimoaimoai | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jet, I don't think there will be changes. Thanks.
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.
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.