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At 800 meters long, Musashi Koyama Shotengai Palm is Tokyo’s longest covered shotengai (shopping street). Here, visitors can enjoy shopping and eating, even on a rainy day. The area was hit by the bombing of Tokyo in 1944 but in 1947 a cooperative formed to revive the area. A few years later in 1956, the first 470-meter-long arcade was completed and over the years has been continually added onto. Now, Musashi Koyama Shotengai Palm encompasses a total of 4 arcades and has around 200 shops selling everything from street food and groceries to stationary and appliances.
Shizuka visits a bakery that’s famous for its wide variety of anpan (sweet bean buns) and a popular local yakitori shop for a quick bite of the iconic Japanese street food. But the crowning glory of this Musashi Koyama expedition is the 60cm tall, 3.5kg parfait at King and Strawberry! Quite a challenge, the owner created it to bring a smile to the faces of his customers and it has certainly succeeded, attracting nationwide attention from various media outlets.
Featured shops in Musashi Koyama:
1 – Komine Bakery Main Store こみねベーカリー
2 – Toriyuu 鳥勇 一番通り店
3 – King and Strawberry 王様といちご
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