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Nakamise Shopping Street 仲見世商店街

The Nakamise Shoten-gai or shopping street is a popular shopping area with food stands as well as novelty and souvenir shops.

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Really, really, REALLY busy during the day, but I think that adds to the whole buzzing atmosphere! If you don't enjoy crowds though you'd be best to go earlier in the day or wait until evening after the shops shut. The range of trinkets and food on offer is mind-blowing, and even if you're not there for the shops you'll enjoy the walk up to Sensō-ji temple!

Crowded throughout the day, but it is a fairly compact tourist route. Go from Kaminarimon through this shopping street and up to Sensoji Temple. Then, go out to the river to see Tokyo SkyTree (during cherry blossom season, the river is lined with beautiful flowers).

If you go through here at night, the shops are closed so there'll be hardly any crowds, and you'll be able to see the paintings on all the doors.

Super busy, lots of trinket and snack shops. Fun to walk with the crowd to see many people visiting the place. One good place to pick up some souvenirs. There are more shops around the side that are less crowded.

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