Insider's Guide to

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785


Nakamise Street

For kitschy souvenirs and trinkets to bring home as gifts or mementos of your time in Japan, there’s really only one place to shop, and that’s Nakamise Street. The name roughly translates to “Street of Inside Shops,” and you’ll find both sides lined with stores selling knickknacks, souvenirs and snacks.

The shopping street owes its existence to the Senso-ji Buddhist temple, dating back to the seventh century. The temple has drawn in enough devotees over the centuries to spawn a thriving commercial district. The shops once served as homes for the temple servants who cleaned the grounds, but now it’s wall to wall shops. Here you’ll find folding fans, kimonos and their accompanying wooden sandals, Edo-style colored glassware and the typical lineup of tourist trinkets.

Save room in your stomach to sample some of the traditional Japanese snacks sold along the street, particularly the savory rice crackers, Azuki bean paste and sticky rice cakes.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Panoramic Tokyo Day Tour - Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 768 Reviews

Discover the highlights of Tokyo on a full-day guided tour, the perfect introduction to the city. Visit Meiji Shrine, Japan's most famous Shinto shrine, stroll ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.92

Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 342 Reviews

See Tokyo at its dynamic best on this jam-packed day of sightseeing — perfect if your time in Tokyo is limited. A professional guide points out ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.42

Tokyo Morning Tour: Meiji Shrine, Senso-ji Temple and Ginza Shopping District

4 star rating: Recommended 211 Reviews

See Tokyo's highlights on a 4-hour sightseeing tour — a perfect introduction to the first-time visitor or someone with limited time. A professional guide ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.78

Tokyo Morning Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 129 Reviews

Get an overview of Tokyo on a 3.5-hour morning sightseeing tour of the city’s cultural and shopping highlights. This fast-paced tour is great for those ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.42

Tokyo Highlights Afternoon Tour and Sumida River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

See the highlights of dynamic Tokyo on this afternoon sightseeing tour, perfect if you have limited time. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the 40th floor ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.42

One Day Muslim-Friendly Tour of Tokyo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

This tour offers you a meal at Malaysia Halal certified restaurant, a visit to the biggest Mosque in Japan for Salat, and so on. Muslims who are visiting Japan ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.99

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message