shopping street (shotengai)

There Is More to Tokyo Than You Think! Explore This Underrated Area of the City!

When planning a trip to Tokyo, most travelers automatically include the popular districts of the city in their itineraries. Places such as Shibuya, well known for Shibuya Crossing; the huge neighborhood of Shinjuku, notorious for its red-light district; Ginza, known for its high-end boutiques; and Akihabara with its innumerable maid cafes and otaku shops, are…

Complete Your Tokyo Shopping Experience by Visiting These 3 Shopping Streets

Tokyo is definitely the ideal place to go shopping in Japan. It can be a bit confusing if you’re new to the area, but there are certain shopping places that run along streets and are connected to train stations. These shopping streets are called “shotengai” in Japanese. They come in various sizes though most of…