Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R),Tokyo
This is a shopping avenue with a retro presence. Its morning market held on the fourth Sunday every month is popular.
This shopping avenue has been beloved by the local community since olden times. Miraculous survivor of the 1923 earthquake and aerial attacks that devastated Tokyo, it remains a retro presence in the area. In 1989, its colors, arch and streetlights were refurbished; it later changed its name from Mukojima Tachibana GInza Shotengai Kyodo Kumiai to Shitamachi Ninjo Kirakira Tachibana Shotengai. There are 90 shops on the avenue, many selling food-related products. The morning market, held since 1980, highlights unique services at each shop on the fourth Sunday every month. Other events include the bikkura (surprise) market held every two months with featured products on sale, and the night and tanabata market (held on July 7) once a year. A 10-minute walk from Hikifune Station on the Keisei Oshiage Line.