This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

Hello!

I’m Masayo, Tokyo Guided Tour planner.

I introduce where to explore with family members in Tokyo.

Today, I introduce Nakamise-Dori street in Asakusa.

It’s a traditional and fantastic shopping street.

 

What’s Nakamise-Dori?

Nakamise-Dori is one of the oldest shopping street in Japan.

It is said Nakamise-Dori was developed in Edo period (from 1603-1868).

It is the approach to Sensoji temple in Asakusa.

There are numerous shops lined up on this approach, so it is very popular among both tourists and locals.

You can get Japanese snacks, traditional goods, souvenir, and Kimono etc…

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Today, I introduce 4 popular snacks here.

 

Best 5 Food on Nakamise-Dori

1.Fried Manju(sweet bun)

You can choose deep fried buns with bean paste.

Various kind of buns are available.

Matcha, sesame, sweet potato, pumpkin etc…

In front of the shop, there are always many people in a line to get one.

Asakusa Kokonoe

 

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This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

2.Ningyo-Yaki

Ningyo-Yaki is a doll‐shaped pancake filled with red bean paste.

But actually, there are various kind of shapes.

Asakusa Bairindo

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This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Asakusa Bairindo is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

3.kibidango

Kibidango is a millet dumpling.

It is one of  traditional Japanese sweets.

Japanese people know it as a food which a hero in a fairy tale takes

when he go to kill ogres.

 

Asakusa kibidango Azumaya

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This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor

This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

4.meronpan

Meronpan is bread in shape of melon.

Here, you can get as big meronpan as your face!

Kagetudo

 

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This photo of Asakusa Kagetsudo Honten is courtesy of TripAdvisor


This photo of Asakusa Kagetsudo Honten is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

Remarks

*Most shops open from 9:30am to 6:30pm.

*You need to bring cash because many shops don’t accept credit cards!

*You are not allowed to eat snacks on the street.

If you buy snacks, please eat them in the shops.

 

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Asakusa is one of the most popular spots in Japan.
And there are a lot of historical heritages.
Why don’t you learn Japanese history?
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Our guide can tell you historical things in Asakusa.
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How to get the nearest station?

The nearest station is Asakusa satation.

From Shinjuku station

From Shinjuku sta. to Akasaka-mitsuke sta.: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line

From Akasaka-mitsuke sta. to Asakusa sta.: Tokyo Metro Ginza Line

From Shinagawa station

From Shinagawa sta. to Asakusa sta.: Keikyu Main Line

From Narita Airport

From Narita Airport to Keisei-Takasago sta.: Keisei Main Line Express

From Keisei-Takasago sta. to Asakusa sta.: Keisei Oshiage Line

 

I recommend you to use the Route App.↓

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Hotel Info

There are some hotels near Asakusa station.
Super Hotel Asakusa

Via Inn Asakusa

Richmond Hotel Asakusa

Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International

B:CONTE Asakusa

Hostel Info

Khaosan Tokyo Origami

Sakura Hostel Asakusa

ENAKA Asakusa Central Hostel

Ryokan(Japanese-style Inn) Info

Oyado Matsumura

Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu

Ryokan Mikawaya

Ryokan Kamogawa Asakusa

If you need more information,
please visit Booking.com.