Posts tagged "walkabilty"
Joyful Minowa Shotengai in Minowabashi

Joyful Minowa Shotengai in Minowabashi

That’s not my added descriptor, this covered shōtengai is actually named Joyful Minowa (ジョイフル三の輪) and runs parallel to the Toden Arakawa Line from the Minowabashi Station terminus to the next tram stop, Arakawaitchumae. Nestled in Arakawa Ward, well into the Shitamachi area of Tokyo, the shopping arcade was more quiet than anything else when I...
Ameya Yokocho

Ameya Yokocho

Ameya-Yokochō (アメヤ横丁), Ameyoko (アメ横) for short, is a well-trodden street market under and around the viaduct carrying the JR Yamanote Line and JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line, between Ueno Station and Okachimachi Station. The entire market is really three different shopping streets. In addition to Ameyoko on the west side of the viaduct, there is the Ueno Naka-dōri...
Togoshi Ginza Shotengai

Togoshi Ginza Shotengai

The Togoshi Ginza Shōtengai (戸越銀座商店街) is a massive 1.3 km long shopping street that travels through Hiratsuka, Togoshi, Yutaka-chō and Nishishinagawa municipalities in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. It’s actually three distinct shōtengai running end to end, the Shōeikai (商栄会), Chūōgai (中央街) and Ginrokukai (銀六会), though a commercial entity promotes all of them under the federated banner of Togoshi...
Palm Shotengai in Musashikoyama

Palm Shotengai in Musashikoyama

Palm is a pedestrian shopping street (商店街 shōtengai) that runs through Koyama 3-chome and Ebara 3-chome in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. Its full name, Musashikoyama Palm Shōtengai (武蔵小山商店街パルム), refers to its location in the neighborhood around Musashikoyama Station on the Tōkyū Meguro Line. Though I’m still trying to get my hands on authoritative data, the consensus...
Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyūgaoka (自由が丘) is a suburban neighborhood (Japan, not US style suburb) surrounding Jiyūgaoka Station, served by the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line and Tōkyū Ōimachi Line. It includes the formal Jiyūgaoka municipality in Meguro Ward, but also spans into nearby Okusawa in Setagaya Ward. Fans of novelist Haruki Murakami will recognize Jiyūgaoka as Aomame’s home in 1Q84. It’s also the birth...