One of the first things that will impress you when you step onto Nakamise Dori are the hundreds, maybe even thousands, of beautiful, differently painted Japanese lanterns. At night, these are especially impressive.
The shops selling lanterns are numerous, and the products are inexpensive. More importantly, they’re very convenient for travelers. You can easily break down the lantern and fold it to store it away in your luggage. If that’s still too much, these shops normally offer mini lanterns as well, some as small as keychains.