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“A glimpse to the past”

Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

A glimpse to the old history of Japan. You can see one of many temple in Japan which is Sensoji Temple. And the shopping street with a bundle of shopping treats for the shopping lovers out there. Offer modern and antics souvenirs for you to bring home and share it with your family and friends.

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

You can not visit the Sensoji Buddhist Temple, also called the Asakusa Kannon Temple without falling onto Nakamise shopping street. The street starts from the edge of the temple and leads to the outer gate, so in leaving the temple, this is the most common way to exit and of course walk past hundreds of small shops selling every souvenir, rice cakes and every other article imaginable. To get to the Asakusa area, you should take the Tobu line and get off at Asakusa. The Ginza line also serves this station. If in the market for souvenirs to take home, you will find them here, and the prices are reasonable as there is enormous competition from all the vendors. There are some Japanese specialties and goodies to munch on, if you have room. Avoid the area on weekends and holidays as the area is very popular with locals as well as tourists. Off the Nakamise is a side street with essentially the same stuff however it is a covered street, so a good refuge from the hot sun or the rain and cold. I browse as I leave the temple, but you might want to fight the crowds and do some shopping.

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Reviewed 20 June 2013 via mobile

Most tourist will come here as you need to walk through the shopping street to reach the temple. Soak in the atmosphere. It will likely to be crowded. Have a bite of Japanese traditional crackers and snacks. Buy some souvenirs. Highly recommended as your first stop in Tokyo.

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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Nakamise situated just on the entrance of Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. It's lots of shop selling speciality foods and souvenirs. I especially love the kokeshi doll and keychain (or cellphone charm). Compared to other market I visited in Tokyo, Nakamise market give the best price (cheapest) among all. Also,it's the easiest place to find traditional 'omiyage' (souvenirs/gifts) such as yukata, kokeshi, fan, traditional foods, etc. Oot, if you are looking for kitchenware goods, you can go to Kappabashi road near Asakusa.
Must try food is Meron-pan bread (sort of milk bread, if i'm not mistaken) and ice cream, the shop is located near the entrance to the temple.

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Reviewed 7 June 2013

We took a tour here to the Kannon Temple a beautiful temple. The shopping is right after the main gate Kaminari Mon(main gate). Tons of places to stop and get souvenirs.

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