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Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a very good place for tourist souvenirs in the heart of a historic quarter of Tokyo. You can combine history, the Sensoji Temple, with shopping (and snacks). The shops, as with most shops in Japan, don't open until at least 10am, so go early for the temple, later for the shops. You must get your photo taken under the lantern at Kaminarimon Gate, but to have it taken alone, you must be very early!

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

浅草の代表的なランドマーク。
前回行った時は、三社祭でこの提灯は縮んでいました。
平日でしたが、たくさんの外国人の方々がいらしてましたよ。

This is one of the famous places in Asakusa.
During the Sanjya Festival on the third week of May, this large lantern will be shrunk, so that Mikoshi can run under the lantern.
Even on the week day, I visited, there are many foreigners.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Nice walk around the shopping streets even though it was raining non-stop for few days this period. There is only one street that is covered but the main street is not covered. Some shops accept payment by credit cards with a minimum spending. There's a shop just near the shrine which sells yummy fried snack (small fried buns with different flavours/fillings) for around 170-180 yen each.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

it was incredibly crowded with lots school children - but that was part of the fun to watch them and take pictures. There are probably close to 100 stores which offer everything from those delightful Japanese fans to Kimonos, dried fruits skewered rice flour dumplings covered with soy powder and other local snacks I couldn't begin to identify . . plus touristy kind of souvenirs. A very colorful place where you may want to linger for a while. Beyond the Hozomon Gate stands the temple's main hall and a five storied pagoda. Destroyed in the war, the buildings are relatively recent reconstructions. The Asakusa Shrine, built in the year 1649 by Tokugawa Iemitsu, stands only a few dozen meters to the left of the temple's main building.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

After passing through Kaminarimon Gate on your way to Senso-ji Temple, you will walk down this bustling little street. It is full of shops selling kitsch trinkets and cheap souvenirs. Plastic lanterns, models of nearby Tokyo Sky Tree, amine characters, you name it - its here. There are some good food stalls and the whole arcade is nicely decorated overhead all the way down.

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