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Tokyo Asakusa | Shopping on a Street With History

Tokyo Asakusa | Shopping on a Street With History

Asakusa & Nakamise Shopping Street is a 300 m approach to Sensoji temple, and is one of the oldest shopping streets in Japan. The arcade dates back to the late 17th century, when local people were granted the special right to open shops along the approach to the temple. Their shop sold toys, sweets, snacks and souvenirs. The shopping street was destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and also in the ire raids of 1945. Today's shops sell traditional knickknacks, rice crackers, and festival foods. Although the temple is a great place to visit regardless of which season it is, the cherry blossom season is perhaps the best time to visit. Join one of our Japan cherry blossom tours to visit the popular temple and possibly grab some good fortune with you after a quick prayer.

Check out this historical temple and the charming Nakamisedori for some souvenirs by joining our Cherry Blossom or anime tours!

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