Uomachi Gintengai

In the 1950’s, Uomachi Gintengai was born as the first shopping arcade in Japan. Many fine-food stores, general stores, and more are lined up along a 400-meter street that makes its way as far as Tanga Market. Among them can be found many local specialties such as fried udon. Visitors will enjoy its lively atmosphere, wandering around. The solar panels attached its roof provided electricity for LED lights to lighten up itself. The UFO-like shape looks rather futuristic.Their initiatives won the 1st prize of ‘Japan SDGs Award’ in 2019, with their various projects ranging from environmentally-friendly actions to peer-learning activities..

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