Street Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Ameyoko Shopping Street (Ameyoko)
    2734 Reviews
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 6-10-7
    Located in Tokyo’s Taito City, this is an approximately 500 meter-long market street along the Yamanote Line tracks between Okachimachi and Ueno Stations. The street is lined with all types of shops including grocery stores, clothing stores and miscellaneous good stores, and is well-known for being crammed with people buying goods for the New Year’s holidays during the year-end season.

    this place is famous for tourists to come for eating and shopping street. you can find everything from here. it like as china town of Tokyo. but the price of goods, you need to check. some times it...

  • Takeshita Street
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 1
    Continuing from Harajuku Station to Meiji-dori Avenue it is a popular street to mainly young people. Talent shops, unique fashions and stores crowd the 350-meter street. It is a one minute walk from the nearest Harajuku station. It is a wonderful spot to have crepe in one hand and enjoy shopping.
  • Nakamise-dori Street
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa
    Running from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji, this is one of Japan’s oldest shopping streets with a length of more than 250 meters. There are numerous shops along both sides of the street offering famous Tokyo sweets such as kibidango (millet dumplings), kushidango (mochi dumplings on skewers), ningyo-yaki (sponge cakes in various shapes filled with red bean paste) and kaminari-okoshi (sweet rice crackers) as well as souvenirs geared towards foreign tourists, and here visitors can really enjoy the atmosphere of a Japanese shitamachi (downtown neighborhood). The electric signboards that are beautifully uniform are a must-see.
  • Akasaki Boardwalk
    75 Reviews
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    Tokyo Kozushima Mura Kobe Yama 1
    A 15-minute drive from Kozushima Port. This wooden walkway is located a short distance west along the road from the island's northernmost tip. Along its 500-meter-long length, you can take in views not only of the area's deep-blue sea but also the Izu Islands and other islands, and even Mt. Fuji. A shop (only open in the summer) is located nearby and there are steps along the walkway which extend down to the sea, making it possible to use the inlet along which the walkway is built for swimming. There's also a diving platform! The walkway is also a popular destination to take photos of the area's star-filled skies at night.

    We went on a rainy and windy day, completely out of season. The place was, as expected, dead, but it is so easy to imagine what this place is like in summer. The wooden structures are well build, and...

  • Joyful Minowa Shopping Street
    69 Reviews
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    Tokyo Arakawa-ku Minami-senju 1-19-1 Joyful Hall
    "This all-weather shopping street is covered by a roof and follows the Toden Arakawa Line, extending from the Minowabashi stop to the Arakawa-Icchumae stop. The shopping street has existed since the early-modern Taisho period. The Nakanoshima Benzaiten, a small shrine which is one of the Arakawa Seven Gods of Fortune, stands near the shopping street's west entrance. The shopping street is filled with old-fashioned fruit and vegetable shops, butcher shops, clothing stores, a supermarket, and a variety of other establishments. The shopping street is visited by particularly large numbers of people in the evening, and its shops selling side dishes at reasonable prices are quite popular during this time. The 11th of each month is ""Nakanoshima Benzaiten Day,"" and on this day shops hold special bargain sales and events are also held in the shopping street."

    If you want to experience the daily life of down to earth people of Tokyo, visit this shopping street in the old slam of Sanya. Go hungry and get great street food such as tempura on a stick , fried...

  • Meijijingu Gaien, Ginko Trees
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kitaoyama 2
    Famous ginko trees which stretch from Aoyama-dori Street all the way to Meiji-jingu Gaien. This is a popular filming location for movies and TV dramas and Japan's No. 1 spot for viewing autumn leaves. 146 ginko trees form a beautiful yellow tunnel in the fall. There are more ginko trees at Aoyama, which is a great location for a fashionable metropolitan atmosphere. View the autumn leaves between November and December when the Meiji-jingu Gaien Icho Matsuri Ginko Festival is held every year and food stands line the streets.
  • Akihabara Electric Town
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda
    This is Japan’s number one electric town as a market for electrical goods that developed from roots as a black market after World War II. It has become one of Japan’s foremost tourist attractions and now there are anime shops and hobby shops, in addition to stores selling home electronics, parts, computers and digital equipment. The number of stores offering goods free of sales tax to foreign tourists is increasing, and every day it is visited by many people. It is only a short five minutes’ walk from Akihabara Station.
  • Cat Street
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae
    “Cat Street” connects Shibuya and Harajuku. In the trend setting Harajuku and Omotesando area, Cat Street is lined with particularly unique shops stocking many street-style fashion brands. It is an eight-minute walk from Meiji-jingumae Station. There are fashionable and tasty cafes and restaurants which are always crowded with young customers.
  • Shibuya Center-gai shopping street
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou
    The Shibuya Center-gai shopping street got its start when the entire area in front of Shibuya Station was renovated as part of a town planning project launched in 1955. Located in the heart of busy Shibuya, the street is constantly bustling--some 50,000 people visit the area on weekdays and 70,000 on weekends and holidays. The bronze statue of the famously loyal dog Hachiko, a popular meeting spot, was unveiled in a grand ceremony all the way back in 1934.
  • Shinjuku Southern Terrace
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    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Yoyogi
    A one minute walk from the south exit of Shinjuku Station. Shinjuku Southern Terrace is a promenade extending from the south exit of Shinjuku Station towards Yoyogi. 18 establishments stand along the promenade and in Odakyu Southern Tower, including a hotel, shops, and restaurants. There are many sun-drenched terrace seating areas along the promenade, as well as a fashionable, white-bedecked Starbucks. As Christmas approaches in winter, the trees along the promenade are decorated with lights, and Southern Terrace is a popular destination for enjoying seasonal lighting at night.
  • Shiodome Sio-Site District 5 Italian Town
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Higashishimbashi 2
    One of the districts of Shiodome Sio-Site, a large-scale urban project in Higashi-shimbashi, Minato City, Tokyo. The district is host to residential buildings and facilities such as offices, restaurants, and an off-track betting hall. The buildings and structure of the townscape surrounding the central plaza are all designed based on an Italian theme.
  • Shinjuku Mylord Mosaic Street
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    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Nishishinjuku 1-1-3
    Mosaic Street connects the South and West Exits of Shinjuku Station. This street, which is convenient for moving around the station area or for meeting others, features tasteful fashion brands, shops selling miscellaneous goods and fashionable cafes. Many people come visit the street during the winter to see the decorations of colorful LED lights known as “illumination.”
  • Sugamojizou-Dori Shopping Center
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    Tokyo Toshima-ku Sugamo
    Located in Tokyo’s Toshima City, this shopping street goes by another nickname, “Harajuku for grandmothers.” Protected by two jizo (guardian deities), Togenuki Jizo and Edo Rokujizo, this has gained popularity among the elderly as a town for business and a town for faith. Red underwear, shio-daifuku, and hand-cooked sembei rice crackers are just some of the many popular products for the elderly, and the town is quite busy on a daily basis.
  • Chidori-ga-fuchi Boat Pier
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sanbancho 2
    A 700-meter promenade which follows the Chidorigafuchi Moat on the west side of the Imperial Palace and which extends from Yasukuni-dori Avenue to Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery. The site is a famous cherry blossom viewing destination; in spring when in full bloom, 260 cherry trees along the promenade form a tunnel of blossoms.
  • Harmonica Alley
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Musashinoshi Kichijoujihonchou 1
    Just after exiting Kichijoji Station you’ll come across this shopping area with a series of narrow alleys. Its roots lie in a market that opened up in front of the station in 1945. Close to 100 tiny shops are packed into the area of all sorts of genres, including restaurants, clothing shops and shops selling miscellaneous goods. This is a fun place to visit on a stroll around Kichijoji, and the locals recommend trying shoronpo (steamed buns) or taiyaki as you walk through the intricate passageways.
  • Denpo-in-dori
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Asakusa
    A 200-meter-long shopping arcade modeled after an Edo period streetscape connecting Nakamise-dori and Rokku-dori in Asakusa. The arcade is lined with a variety of shops including kimono venders, handicraft stores, and restaurants. Highlights include the Denpo-in Temple and the depictions of great Edo period personages painted on the shop shutters.
  • Fussa Base Side Street
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Fussashi Fussa U.S. Yokota Base along the 16th line
    A shopping arcade located on National Route 16 along the west side of Yokota Air Base in Fussaninomiya, Fussa City, Tokyo. There are antique shops, second hand clothes stores, live music clubs, restaurants, and the Fussa American House-a US armed forces home built in 1958 used as a free community space. The townscape in the area will make you feel like you're in the United States.
  • Yuyake Dandan
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Arakawa-ku Nishinippori Near 3-13
    A set of stairs named through a public contest extending from the north exit of JR Nippori Station to the Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street. The view of the setting sun from the stairs is particularly beautiful. As you rush about your day, taking a moment to stop here and take in the old-fashioned scenery of the area can be a soothing experience.
  • Kanda Jimbocho Bookstore Area
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandajinbocho
    "Tokyo Metro Jimbocho Station, consists of around 200 antique bookshops standing eave to eave and is the largest such antique bookstore street in the world. Each shop has its own specialty, and their diversity is stunning. All of the stores also boast an extensive history, with some more than 100 years old. During the Kanda Used Book Festival, held each year in the fall, the streets of Kanda become filled with old and antique books. These so-called ""book corridors"" attract visitors not only from across the country but around the world. Notably, there are also many curry shops in the area, and during the annual Kanda Curry Grand Prix, the area turns into ""curry street."""
  • Otaka no Michi Path Masugata no Ike Pond Springs
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    Tokyo Kokubunji-shi Higashimotomachi 3 Nishimotomachi 1
    "A 12-minute walk from the south exit of Nishi-Kokubunji Station on the JR Chuo Line and Musashino Line. Today maintained as a 350-meter-long walking path, this little lane's name means ""the Falcon's Path"" and is derived from the fact that it was designated as a falconry area by the Owari-Tokugawa clan in the Edo period. Visitors can enjoy walking and seasonal scenery in an area which is considered one of Kokubunji's most beautiful. Masugata no Ike Pond Springs was selected for inclusion in the Ministry of the Environment's Top 100 Famous Water list and was also selected for inclusion in a list of the 57 most famous springs areas in Tokyo by the Tokyo metropolitan government. The calla-lilies, which can be seen from the walking path along the stream from spring through early summer, are also a popular sight."

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