Shinkyogoku Street, also known as Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade, is the second oldest shopping strip after Asakusa Nakamise in Tokyo which established in 1872. It is one of the one of the two streets form the heart of Kyoto’s main shopping district; the other being Teramachi Street.
Shinkyogoku Street is the perfect place to get that souvenir. The street specializes in local specialties such as Japanese sweets and pickles, as well as Japanese inspired clothes (e.g. Kimonos etc...). There are also plenty of eateries such as sushi bars, unagi, soba, udon and other Japanese cuisine restaurants, western food, coffee houses and so much more. However, we had a wonderful dinner at Tagoto before exploring and shopping at Shinkyogoku Street so we didn't try any of the mouth water food establishments within Shinkyogoku Street. [Dinner Experience at Tagoto]
|The aisles within the street with rows upon rows of shops on both sides|
Besides the shops, Shinkyogoku Street there are 7 temples and 1 shrine situated along the strip, each with their own intriguing histories.
|One of the temples/shrines|
It was certainly quite the experience as we (window) shopped along Shinkyogoku Street. There are a mixture of shops for locals and tourists. The streets of Shinkyogoku is narrower than Teramachi and slightly more crowded as it caters mostly to tourists and young people who frequent the various specialty stores selling eyeglasses, knives and swords, cosmetics etc...
- Japan Spring 2016 Itinerary 9D/8N
- Japan Trip Day 1 Kyoto
- Japan Trip Day 2 Kyoto (Arashimaya & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 3 Kyoto (Kyoto Imperial Palace Garden & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 4 Osaka (Universal Studios)
- Japan Trip Day 5 Osaka
- Japan Trip Day 6 Kyoto - Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 7 Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 8 Tokyo (DisneySea)
- Japan Trip Day 9 Tokyo - Singapore
- Cost Breakdown & Overview of our Japan Trip: Kyoto-Osaka-Tokyo (9 Days/8 Nights)