Retro but Lively ~Ishikiri Shopping Street Walking Tour
Take a stroll down the Ishikiri Shopping Street which is lined with old-fashioned stores selling traditional street food such as oden (Japanese hotchpotch), wagashi (Japanese sweets), tsukemono (pickles), senbei (hand-made rice cracker), as well as an assortment of household goods. There are also quite a few uranai or shops here that do fortune telling. Along the way of the 900m shrine approach shopping street, there is the Great Buddha Statue of Ishikiri.
Known as “Ishikiri-san”, the Ishikiri Tsurugi Jinjya shrine is very popular among locals and is sought after for its healing powers against tumors and swellings. This explains why you will see a lot of people praying at the shrine.
In this walking tour, I’ll guide you on how to enjoy this unique retro but lively shopping street. Join us as we communicate with friendly shop owners and enjoy the walk all the way from the shrine to the Great Buddha!
- Witness the bustling scene at the Ishikiri Shopping Street
- Learn more about yummy Japanese street foods and interesting trinkets
- See the Ishikiri Tsurugi Jinjya shrine and learn about the history and merits
- Q & A (Real-time interaction with a guide)