2016年08月26日

'Nippori Fabric Town' in Tokyo features more than 80 shops focused on plain cloths, sewing things and so on, standing along a street for one kilometer.

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Nippori Fabric Town started about 100 years ago, when the small traders dealing in scraps and wasted cloths in Asakusa, Taito-ku, moved here in a group. Most shops were selling second-class or unsold goods at the beginning though, with an increasing number of the shops and gradual expansion of an assortment of each shop, present shopping street has been completed. Any kinds of goods about handicrafts can be found here with less expensive price. But the shoppers should take note that most shops are closed on Sundays and national holidays, as well as the closing time is 5:00-6:00pm, since they are basically wholesalers.
And furthermore, there used to stand many Buddhist temples on the west side of JR Nippori Station. The numberless cherry trees were planted on those temple grounds to attract Tokyo people and this still continues.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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