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.
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…
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.
Ningyo-Yaki is a doll‐shaped pancake filled with red bean paste.
But actually, there are various kind of shapes.
This photo of Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon) is courtesy of TripAdvisor
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
Meronpan is bread in shape of melon.
Here, you can get as big meronpan as your face!
*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.
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?
It must be interesting!
Our guide can tell you historical things in Asakusa.
Also our guide will make your trip amazing!
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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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