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It's an age of convenience. Massive department stores and online shopping offer fast access to a variety of goods. On the other hand, they can't provide a local shopping experience.
At the local market streets known as shotengai, shopping is more than just "convenient." These streets hold lively traces of traditional Japanese lifestyles that remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
We want to share the charms of these local shopping streets with people all over the world. MATCHA Stories is sharing the culture of shotengai, the traditional shopping streets!
MATCHA's editors have searched out some of the best sjopping streets in Japan.
Shimofuri Ginza Shotengai is a five-minute walk from JR Komagome Station. You'll find a shopping street stretching for 250 meters lined with about 50 stores. Established in 1953, these retailers have strived to keep up with the times. Read on to learn about its history, shops, and local delicacies!
- Editor in Chief - Traditional Chinese
- Miho Wang
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