Shotengai Tour―Neighborhood Shopping Streets for a Local Experience of Tokyo

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Shotengai Tour―Neighborhood Shopping Streets for a Local Experience of Tokyo

Shotengai—these neighborhood shopping streets have prospered and grown with the residents who frequent them. From tasty, affordable food to offbeat fashion items to one-off souvenirs, discover the unique charms of Tokyo's different communities.

* The information given is as of October 2017.

The basics of shotengai, and a collection of phrases for communicating with the shop owners—learn this section by heart and explore Tokyo's shopping streets like a local.

Visit Tokyo’s bustling unique shotengai

Shotengai are integral to life in Tokyo, and today they're a big attraction for tourists, too. This section highlights three shopping streets, each with a distinct character.

Get a taste of popular shotengai cuisine

Shotengai to visit when you're hungry—this section highlights gourmet shopping streets lined with amazing restaurants and delicatessens.