Monday, April 4, 2011

Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street

This is the first attraction we visited when we reach Tokyo within few hours.
Due to the room had not ready yet for us to check in, therefore we plan to shop as our itinerary for the remaining days will be very tight.

Asakusa Nakamise is a lively shopping street lined up with small shops selling enormous selection of traditional local snacks such as rice biscuits, instance red bean cakes, edible seaweed and a huge array of sourvenirs including kimono, T-shirts, keychain, cell-phone straps, fans, toys and etc. During our way to there, we were almost lost. But thanks to the courtesy of Japanese, we finally made it.

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Strange huge icon located besides tall building. Does it looks like bull's horn or otherwise?

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Trishaw in Tokyo

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The length of the street is approximately 250 meters and contains around 89 shops

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One of the best spots to buy sourvenirs in Tokyo

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Crowded with many tourists, both Japanese and abroad

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Usual array of tourist sourvenirs including Japanese traditional lanterns, postcard, fridge magnets and more.

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Japanese local snacks. Nicole and I bought these 4 packets back to Malaysia

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Colourful and adorable local snacks

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Kimono and T-shirts

Approach to the shopping street, there is a Sensoji Temple. It is also known as Asakusa Kannon which is the oldest temple in Tokyo.

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Nicole and I just took few pics. We were more interested with shopping.

Sensoji Temple is a few steps from Asakusa Station, served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line and Tobu Railways.

10 comments:

  1. nice places to see and experience but how sad after the earthquake and tsunami.

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  2. wow ~ You travel often ?
    Oh ya, what do you mean by the message you leave in my chat room .. i cant see any comment you leave there

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  3. Nava - So sad to hear that too. Hopefully Japan are fine currently.

    Eric - My biggest dream is to become Travel Photographer :)..I would leave the comment again in your blog..Sorry for that..

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  4. Hhahaha, great! Looking at your pictures gave me that feel again of being in asakusa.

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  5. nice place to shop around in Japan...I hope i was there to shop till drop...

    kindly support me @thefye.com

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  6. haha ~ it's ok ~ YOU DONT have sorry for that ...

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  7. I love the last photo of yours. =)

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  8. Quirky - Thanks for drop by. By the way, I do love and enjoy reading your blog.

    Kumfye - Myself also shop till I drop

    JFook - The Teo family..hahaha.. thanks for the compliment. Glateful for choosing the right pic as there are 3 pics to choose from

    Susan - No need to envy as you can do so.

    By the way, let's us pray for japan as it being hit by earthquake again this late Thursday. Pray hardly that everyone at there is fine.

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