Monday, November 14, 2011

Nakamise-dori @ Asakusa, Tokyo

Nakamise-dori is a shopping lane that extends for about 250 meters from Kaminarimon Gate to Hozomon Gate, and is lined with brick and vermilion-lacquered buildings.

The approximately 90 shops that line both sides of the lane include stalls selling ningyoyaki (a baked confection with a thin skin filled with a rich bean jam), handmade rice crackers, crafts of Shitamachi old town and other souvenirs, in addition to merchandise from theatrical performances and dances well loved even by the pros. The street sees a flurry of visitors from all over Japan and around the world.


Nakamise-dōri

Shop selling Japanese traditional clothes.


Assorted of Japanese lanterns.

The cookies is so cute. If you are fan of Chibi Maruko-chan, then you will like this cookies. There are many Japanese popular cartoon show figures and food here.

Wide selection of souvenir but the price is not cheap though.

Doreamon. My favourite cartoon character. Wow, the cookies is so expensive.

Cute shirts.

The masks are so cute.

Solar powered sumo figure toy.

Heaven for Hello Kitty fans.

Subway:
From Tokyo Metro Asakusa Station Exit 1: 5 mins on foot (A18).

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