The Best Souvenirs and Food at Nakamise Dori

by Christian Monson


If you’re going to get a kimono, you’ve got to spring for some zori too. These Japanese thonged sandals are the perfect souvenir because not only do they remind you of your experience walking around Nakamise Dori and Asakusa, but they’re comfortable too. That’s probably why they were actually one of the first “souvenirs” people began taking away from Japan. American servicemen loved them and took a lot back home with them after World War II.

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