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Tokyo Shotengai

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Shotengai [商店街[しょうてんがい]] - a street which has a concentration of shops and restaurants which is usually located near a train station. A shotengai typically includes:-

  • supermarkets and grocery shops
  • restaurants, cafes and kissaten
  • izakaya
  • pachinko parlors
  • pharmacies
  • medical clinics
  • massage parlors
  • barber shops
  • game centers
  • bakeries
  • post offices
  • book shops
  • clothes shops
  • convenience stores
  • koban (police boxes)

Shotengai are a great place to visit to catch a slice of life in Japan. Shotengai are usually located around train stations near residential areas so the people you see would be folks going about their daily life - as opposed to seeing office wo/men grab lunch or dinner.

The first photo is taken in my hood - this is the Palm shopping arcade - the longest indoor shotengai in Tokyo. Get off at Musashikoyama station [武蔵小山駅] and you will be right at the entrance. Ping me on Twitter before 11:30 AM and if I'm free we can go for lunch ^^;

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The following photos taken of Shotengai all around Tokyo.

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Shotengai are one of the nicest things I love about Japan - they have such a warm fuzzy peaceful feeling to them - and convenient to grab stuff too ^^;

Question to folks who have been to Japan - what discovery did you like most?

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