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Broad and beautiful shopping arcade

About 500 meters long and fully roof covered, shopping arcade downtown Kumamoto like there are so... read more

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Spacious Shopping Area

The most spacious shopping area I have ever seen in Japan. Not very crowded when we visited during... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Dennis S
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Shimotori, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0807, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

1  Thank Monaco S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Thank Vialey L
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Two long galleries with mainly shops and some eateries. Divided by a major road and some minor ones.

1  Thank Fred W
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Tons of shops and restaurants to try. Very large and clean. I spent 3 days trying out some of the restaurants here and was pleased by all of them.

1  Thank storm12345
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 3 April 2018

It is a loooong shopping street, and worthy to note that it is full of people even after 9.30pm. Loved it. Love the liveliness of this place as well.

Thank jeeeen16
Reviewed 9 February 2018

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

Thank Setiawan D
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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

1  Thank Frederick G
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

A good mix of shops both local as well as international names. Very wide walkway compared to some other shopping lanes in other Japanese cities.

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Kath F
1 May 2018|
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Response from Frederick G | Reviewed this property |
You are asking about a street within the city of Kumamoto. If the cruise lets you get off and see the city, then you can visit it.