Nakamise Street

Local nameNakamise Shopping Street
LocationAsakusa, Tokyo, Japan

A historic street connecting the Kaminarimon with Sensoji Temple's centre. On the street, you can find traditionally styled stalls selling a great variety of traditional Japanese food, such as kibidango, agemanju or ningyoyaki. You can purchase some very nice souvenirs like folding fans or yukatas here as well.

If the rumours about its construction are to be trusted, the street belongs among the oldest in Japan, a historical heritage it proudly owns up to through its carefully maintained buildings as well as the appearance of the stalls.

With 30 million visitors per year, this 250 metres long shopping street is a popular hot spot for tourists as well as locals. While its bustling and lively nature certainly adds to its atmosphere, the crowds may get thick enough to be uncomfortable. If you can, try to avoid visiting the street during the weekends and try to time your visit to arrive as early as possible. It is easiest to reach if you exit at the Asakusa subway station.

Tags Japanese CuisineSouvenir ShopShopping Street
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Opening hours

Hours depend on the individual shops; typically:
daily: 9 am - 5 pm

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Address Tokyo, Japan

Coordinates 35°42'44.763" N 139°47'47.492" E

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