One of the old shopping street
Passing through the vermilion-lacquered Kaminarimon Gate, which is famous as the symbol of Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo, you will find much to surprise and excite you. Kaminarimon is the entrance to Nakamise, the front approach to Senso-ji Temple. The approximately 250 m long approach from Kaminarimon Gate to Hozomon Gate is called Nakamise-Dori. There are numerous stores lined up on this approach, about 50 on the east side and 30 on the west side, all of them old and historical. You can fully enjoy the atmosphere of shitamachi (downtown Tokyo). Various products are sold here, including Japanese-style goods that are popular among young tourists from abroad, such as hair accessories, Japanese clogs, wooden dolls and chiyogami (colored paper), folk art products, postcards with the scenery of Asakusa in Edo Period (1603-1868), ningyoyaki and kaminari-okoshi, which are the representative souvenir confectioneries from Tokyo, and classic Japanese food using nori and kombu seaweeds. Nakamise Dori is always filled with tourists.
|address||2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, TOKYO|
|access||TokyoMetro Ginza-line Asakusa station(5 min walk)
Toei subway asakusa-line Asakusa station(5 min walk)
|open||6.30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(April - September: from 6:00 a.m.)
|closed||Open 365 days a year|