Tokyo Shoutengai

palm shoutengai musashi koyama tokyo

A shoutengai (商店街), also spelt shotengai, is a type of Japanese shopping street. These tend to be connected to the nearest station, can be covered and are often arcade-like in appearance. They generally include most types of shops / conveniences: restaurants, supermarkets, clothes stores, barbershops, post offices, and so on. The picture above is of the Musashi Koyama PALM (武蔵小山商店街PALM) next to Musashi-Koyama station in Tokyo.


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