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About 500 meters long and fully roof covered, shopping arcade downtown Kumamoto like there are so many in Japanese cities throughout the country. Loaded with big and smaller shops of all kinds on both sides along the way. Especially in this shopping street the amount...More
Shimotori is the main shopping street/mall in Kumamoto. You will find practically anything you wish to buy, some really good stores are on the narrow streets that cross it. There are plenty of restaurants there, however the best ones are on Kamitori ( this is...More
All across the shotengai, there are always people ready to support guide you to different places. Some of them wear uniforms with words written in English that they are willing to help you. They carry a tablet which they use to search for any information...More
The most spacious shopping area I have ever seen in Japan. Not very crowded when we visited during a Tuesday afternoon and evening in April 2018. Nice mix of shops and restaurants so we had little trouble finding things we were interested in.
The busiest in Kumamoto with a lot of stores or malls. For foreigner or tourist who comes to Kumamoto, this place must be visited although maybe there is no special store, except a store that sell Kumamon merchandise. This place is not far away from...More
There are a series of covered pedestrian streets on the castle side of the Shirakawa River. When I had stayed in Kumamoto previously, I was near the "Shin Shi Gai", and it was cool to walk out of the hotel, just a few meters from...More