Nagoya-City Endoji Temple and Endoji Shopping Street
An old-fashioned shopping street at the heart of Nagoya
The famous Endoji Shotengai Shopping Gallery began as the district that formed when merchants gathered at the front of Chokyosan Endoji Temple's gate when it was built, sometime around the year 1612. At these fast times when skyscrapers and modern highways are built all around its vicinity, this picturesque place retains its old charm and nostalgic atmosphere, seemingly oblivious to the fast-paced world outside. Once counted among Nagoya City's Three Largest Merchant Districts, its influence may have diminished, but the ability to welcome clients and make them enjoy a relaxing, entertaining or fulfilling stay, definitely did not. If anything, it may have grown stronger.