At Nakamise-dōri, more than 80 stalls selling trinkets and knick-knacks are proudly open for business. The long, crowded pedestrian lane is a bustling street running from Kaminarimon gate to Hōzōmon gate, where different generations of Japanese come together. The wide alley is chock-a-block with small shops selling temple paraphernalia as well as traditional items of varying beauty and quality. The little arcade of Nakamise-dōri is also the place to pick up locally made, salty sembei (crispy rice crackers) and age-manju (deep-fried bean buns).
- Normally from 9am to 7pm, daily (depending on the individual shops)
- +81 3 3644 3350
- Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032
- 3-minute walk from Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, the Toei Subway Asakusa Line or the Tobu Line (Skytree Line).