Magarimatsu shopping district

Commercial center that has existed since the Edo period

A shopping district symbolized by a bent pine tree standing in the ryokan Sakanaya Inkyo.
The area was once a seaside shopping district, and it has flourished as the central area since the end of the Edo period.

Shopping district with a symbolic black pine tree (magarimatsu) standing in front of Ryokan Sakanaya Inkyo, bent heavily by the sea breeze.
The pine tree is called Sonare no Matsu and has the characteristics found specially in pine forests in seaside areas. There was once an Isohama Beach from around the end of the Meiji period to the middle of the Showa period, and there was a row of pine trees like this one in the nearby shopping district.
The area has flourished as the commercial center of the port town, with ryokans, sake breweries, seafood processing stores, and other traditional stores founded between the end of the Edo period and the Meiji period.
In recent years, young successors have been trying new things and giving life to the shopping district.

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