Ebisu / Naka-Meguro,Tokyo
An 800-meter-long shopping street with retractable roof for all-weather shopping. An area that continues to develop while retaining its old-world charm.
Musashi Koyama Palm Shopping Street is an all-weather shopping street with a retractable roof. It developed after the opening of the Mekama Line in 1923 but was lost during wartime air raids. In December 1947, the Musashi Koyama Shopping Street Cooperative was established to revive the area, and in1956, the first 470-meter-long arcade was completed. Today, the street comprises four arcades and has a total length of 800 meters. It continues to grow and adopt new ideas while maintaining features that have been passed down over generations. The 250 shops include stores selling grocery, clothing, stationary, pharmaceuticals, furniture, interior decoration and electric appliances as well as restaurants, medical clinics, beauty salons, game centers and more. Many events are held throughout the year such as the noryo-ichi summer fair, samba parade, ryosha (two shrines) festival and early spring wadaiko drum performances. The closest access is from Musashikoyama Station on the Tokyu Meguro Line.