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Japan's longest arcade street

Takamatsu Marugamecho Shopping Street

Kagawa Takamatsu

Total length approximately 3km. Takamatsu Marugamecho Shopping Street is known as the longest arcade street in Japan.

This shopping district, whose symbol is a dome-shaped plaza, is made up of three shopping districts: Hyogomachi Shopping Street, Kataharamachi Shopping District, and Marugamemachi Shopping District, and is home to about 1,000 retail stores and restaurants. .

Although it is a very lively shopping district and has a large shopping center on the outskirts, it boasts an unprecedented traffic volume for a local shopping district, with 140,000 people on holidays and 130,000 people on weekdays.

The shopping district, which was meticulously planned and redeveloped by local shopping district residents, boasts one of the largest scale and crowds in Shikoku, and is attracting attention as an example of how to shake up the declining state of shopping districts.

Takamatsu Marugamemachi Shopping Street is a shopping street with a very long history, originally being a ``Shop Street'' that was built around the same time as Takamatsu Castle. Therefore, you can see historical buildings such as Hanashita Tenmangu Shrine, which enshrines Michizane Sugawara, along the street.

Although you can't see it now, it is said that the first store of Daiso, the pioneer of 100 yen shops, was actually located in this shopping district.

■ Basic information
Name: Takamatsu Marugamecho Shopping Street
Address: Marugame-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture
Nearest station: JR Yosan Line Takamatsu Station (10 minutes walk)
Business hours: 10:00-20:00 (estimate)
Price: Free walk
Closed: None (please check store closing days)
Parking: Parking in the shopping street is available

*Please check the website for detailed information.