The Best Souvenirs and Food at Nakamise Dori

by Christian Monson

As soon as you exit Asakusa Station, you can hear the energy of the crowd as they flow into and out of Nakamise Dori, just a few blocks away. As you get a little closer, you can smell the street food, both sweet and savory.

Filled with traditional street food and a wide variety of souvenirs, Nakamise Dori is a must-visit for anyone in Asakusa. Since this shopping street features almost 100 stores and is usually packed with people, it’s good to have a general idea of what’s there before you go. That way you don’t miss any of the best souvenirs and food. From katana samurai swords to animal-shaped candy, there’s something for everyone on Nakamise Dori. 

You don’t have to buy everything on our list… but you might just end up wanting to anyway. Just be sure not to spoil your appetite for dinner.

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