Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R),Tokyo
A 670-meter-long shopping street with a variety of small shops.
A 670 meter long shopping street with various stores. It used to be a small shopping street with only 30 stores called Heiwakai. When the shopping street received praise from a councilor of former Tokyo City in October 1932, its name was renewed to the current name. During the war, the area was completely destroyed and after the war, people returned to here to restart business. And then the number of stores increased rapidly and by 1963 the shopping street became almost the same size as today. The street organizes a variety of events such as the Hana-matsuri (flower festival) parade in spring, Koto’s traditional summer festival,, Tanabata-matsuri (the star festival), beautiful illuminations during Christmas season as well as tombola and monthly Bakaneichi (crazy bargain sale held on 10th). A five-minute bus ride from Nishi-ojima Station on the Toei Shinjuku Subway Line. Many tourists enjoy this short local bus trip as a part of their Tokyo experience.