Nakamise is the most famous shopping street in Asakusa. The street runs for 250 meters on the main approach to Sensoji Temple and is lined on both sides with shops selling traditional souvenirs, snacks, and sweets.
This street is actually on temple property and so it starts and ends with a temple gate: at the southern end is the outer gate of Kaminarimon, and at the northern end is the inner gate of Hozomon. Between these two gates are 89 shops, with 54 shops on the east side, and 35 shops on the west. Read more
Kappabashi Dougu-gai, is a shopping street on the west side of Asakusa which is lined on both sides with specialty wholesale shops selling kitchenware and restaurant supplies. The street runs for around 800 meters and has 170 shops selling every imaginable kind of cookware, tableware, kitchen utensils, restaurant uniforms, and plastic food models. Read more
Ekimise is a large shopping complex in the same building as Tobu Asakusa Station. Here you can find a great array of fashion, cosmetics, electronics, books, and groceries, plus gourmet dining facilities. Read more
Marugoto Nippon is a shopping center in Asakusa which showcases regional souvenirs, handcrafted products, and specialty foods from all over Japan. The center is just four stories high with different facilities on each level and restaurants on the 4th floor. Read more
Don Quijote (often called just “Donki”) is a major discount chain store in Japan which is famous for crowding its stores floor-to-ceiling with an incredible variety of merchandise. The goods stocked at Don Quijote commonly include daily groceries, snacks and sweets, alcohol and soft drinks, beauty and health products, watches and accessories, electrical goods, DIY products, toys, cosplay costumes, sports gear, and clothing. Read more
Asakusa Rox is a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex contained in four separate but closely located buildings in Asakusa’s Rokku area. The main Rox building is mostly dedicated to fashion boutiques, but also has a 24 hour supermarket, a traditional public bath, and big name stores like Muji and Uniqlo. Read more