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Nakamise-dori Street

Bustling shopping street in Asakusa, Tokyo

photo of Nakamise-dori Street
Japan, Tokyo
1-3 hours

Nakamise-dori is a bustling shopping street located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. The street is the bustling center of Asakusa, one Tokyo's oldest neighbourhoods and a must-visit on every Tokyo trip. Asakusa maintains a historic and traditional ambiance, with streets filled with well-preserved old buildings, quaint alleys, and traditional architecture. It provides a glimpse into Tokyo's past.

Nakamise-dori is an ancient shopping street that has a history spanning centuries. It is connecting the entrance (Kaminarimon gate) and the main hall of the renowned Senso-ji Temple. Kaminarimon, translated as Thunder Gate, is the iconic entrance gate featuring a 3.9 meters (12.8 ft) large lantern.

The street itself lined with traditional-style shops, stalls, and vendors selling a wide array of souvenirs, traditional crafts, snacks, and cultural items. They offer a diverse range of goods such as traditional Japanese snacks like senbei (rice crackers), local sweets, Japanese crafts, clothing items like yukata (light kimono), fans, ceramics, trinkets, and various souvenirs representing Japanese culture.


  • Expect the crowds! Nakamise-dori is often bustling with tourists and locals, especially during weekends and holidays.
  • You can grab there many bites to eat for now or to bring them home :)