Hunting for souvenirs in Tokyo, Japan can be done in the district of Asakusa, which is considered the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (“low city”). In Asakusa, the main attraction is the Sensoji Temple. However, before you reach this very popular Buddhist temple, you need to pass through Nakamise Street. This is where you go souvenir hunting in Tokyo 🙂
Nakamise Street is Tokyo’s biggest souvenir market. You can find lots of traditional Japanese items, local snacks, knick knacks etc. My brothers and I tried the local snacks made fresh and right before you! Very delicious, trust me 🙂
By the way, it is PROHIBITED to eat and walk at the same time in Japan. Ergo, you need to consume the food and drinks where you purchased them. Please take note!
At the last stretch of the souvenir shops, you can find the stall that offers goshuin calligraphy. For 500 yen (about Php 195.00), one of the temple priests will write something especially for you and will also stamp the calligraphy with the temple’s red stamp. A nice, affordable souvenir of your visit.
Asakusa is accessible via the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line, Tsukuba Express and Tobu Railways.
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