Sunday, December 1, 2013

Shinsaibashi-suji: It's like a mall, but you can get run over

It seems like there are many malls in Japan that follow the old fashioned format of one long, narrow walkway with a tall arched roof. We saw Nishiki Market in Kyoto is like this.
Nishiki Market
And that other place from the 2011 trip. The Nakano Broadway shopping arcade?
Me in Nakano Broadway Shopping Arcade
This time around we went to Osaka for the last day to be closer to the airport, and it was an easy walk to get to the big shipping arcade that apparently, according to Wikipedia, has been around since the 1600s. Shinsaibashi-suji. But back then, there was no fro-yo, so there were significantly less visitors. I made a crappy video to give you/me the idea of the inside/outside effect.

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