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Nakamise Shopping Street was simply choc a bloc with Chinese tourists | by shankar s.
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Nakamise Shopping Street was simply choc a bloc with Chinese tourists

Another view of the busy and chaotic Nakamise Shopping Street which leads from the Kaminarimon outer gate to the the Asakusa Senso-ji temple to the inner Hozomon inner gate. The busy was simply choc a bloc with tourists from all over the world, though the vast majority of them are Chinese tourists The street lined is with mostly souvenir stalls but also has in it regular shops, some of them over 100 years old. Nakamise Dori literally means “inside street”, i.e. inside the temple grounds. They might seem like a recent invention to help relieve you of your tourist dollars, but actually Nakamise Dori goes way back: you can even find a mention of it in pilgrim guides from the times of Edo. Apparently, 18th-century Edoites were as entrepreneurial as 21st-century Tokyoites and 18th century pilgrims were as crazy over consumerism as we are today! (Tokyo, Japan, Apr/ May 2019)

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Taken in May 2019