Historic Townscapes of Shikemichi
Shikemichi is a town of merchants located on the west bank of Horikawa River that goes through the castle town of Nagoya. This town was built in 1610, when the whole town of Kiyosu moved to the site with the construction of Nagoya Castle. "Shikemichi" means an about 7 meter-wide street, and the name is derived from the fact that the street's width was expanded for fire protection and for the commercial activities after an inferno occurred in 1700. Storehouses are built on the stone walls and traditional townhouses stand in a row. The landscape as we know it today was completed in the Genbun era (around 1740). It was designated as a townscape preservation area of Nagoya in 1986.
|Access||Nagoya Sightseeing Route Bus Me-guru Shikemichi Bus Stop
Ride for about 1 minute from Nagoya Station on the municipal subway Sakura-dori Line, then get off at Kokusai Center Station, and walk about 5 minutes from Exit 2. Or, walk for about 15 minutes from Nagoya Station.
|Remarks||Shikemichi is a one-way street heading north, and Obunacho-dori Avenue one block east of it is a one-way street heading south. Traffic is heavy on both streets, so please be careful of cars while walking around.|
|Supported Credit Cards
|* Certain stores accept credit cards. You can check about some on their websites.
(It is not known whether all stores have a website, so there is no way to check.)