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Night Walk on Nakamise Street

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See the street art on the shutters of the closed shops lining Nakamise Street, Sensoji Temple at night

Taito City Office



One of the most visited tourist destinations in Tokyo is Asakusa which attracts both Japanese and foreign tourists all year around.

The landmark of Asakusa is Nakamise Street which connects the main gate of Sensoji Temple, Kaminarimon gate, to the main hall.
During the day, a number of souvenir shops and food shops on the street welcome you.



Although the temple and shops close around 5 p.m., the temple, pagoda and the street are illuminated after sunset. It is worth visiting to see the street art, Asakusa Emaki, on the shutters of the closed shops without crowds. The shutter art stretches about 400 meters long from east to west. The artworks show us seasonal vistas, festivals and scenes from old Japan.

Thanks to the quietness, in the street, you can relax and practice mindfulness walking. Enjoy an irreplaceable moment of self-reflection amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

Since the lighting up of Sensoji Temple ends at 11 p.m., please enjoy the fantastic scenery of Nakamise Street and Sensoji Temple at night before then.



How to get there


From Narita Airport, take the Toei Asakusa line to Asakusa Station(about 75 minutes). Sensoji Temple is about 5 minutes walk from Asakusa Station.


1-36 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo-to




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