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Japan is a nation of contrasts and diversity, sporting everything from a rich Samurai heritage to immaculate landscapes.It is also famous for its numerous markets and shopping areas, be they kaleidoscopic arcades or traditional fish markets crammed with a plethora of Japanese culinary delights to suit all tastes.& also When we think of Tokyo, one of the first things that come to mind is shopping. Here is a carefully selected mix of 10 of the best street markets and shopping areas in Japan:1.ShimokitazawaShimokitazawa is the bohemian village of Metropolitan Tokyo. From cafes and curio shops to used clothing and live music clubs, this little part of the city has a lot to offer. 2.Tsukiji Fish MarketThe Tsukiji Fish Market appears in literally every guide book about Tokyo and on most people’s tour itineraries—plus it boasts free entrance! It isn’t just the largest wholesale fish market in Tokyo and Japan, it’s numero uno for the entire planet.3.Oedo Antique MarketOedo Kotto-Ichi is the biggest antique market in Japan held in Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho and Harajuku & Yoyogi Keyaki (Japanese zelkova) street.4.Nokomise DoriThe Nokomise Dori is located a stone’s throw away from the Sensoji Temple (the oldest in Tokyo) and is THE place to buy souvenirs in town. 5.Omoide YokochoOmoide Yokocho is a crammed alleyway that is home to over 60 yakitori restaurants, which roast their scrumptious wares primarily on coal burner grills. 6.Ameya YokochoAmeya-Yokocho is an open-air market in the Taito Ward of Tokyo, Japan, located next to Ueno Station.The name "Ameyoko" is a short form for "Ameya Yokocho" (candy store alley), as candies were traditionally sold there. 7.Nijo MarketNijo Market is a public market in central Sapporo that occupies about one city block. Both locals and tourists visit the market to shop for fresh local produce and seafood such as crabs, salmon eggs, sea urchin and various fresh and prepared fish.8.Heiwa DoriIf you find yourself on the island of Okinawa, you will definitely want to visit the Heiwa Dori shopping street. Heiwa dori is a covered shopping arcade featuring many shops and vendors that sell local wares from stone Shisaa dogs which can be seen on almost all Okinawan homes and Mu-mu dresses to freshly fried Okinawan doughnuts and unique snacks that often provided at the tables of celebrations.9.Osaka’sOsaka’s iconic shopping streets, Dotonbori and Shinsaibashi warrant high placement on your “to do in Japan” list. Shinsaibashi-Suji is a 600-meter covered arcade packed with restaurants and cafés selling a range of local as well as imported delights.10.Nishiki MarketNishiki Market is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijo Street and west of Teramachi Street.One of the marquee food markets in Japan, also known as “Kyoto’s kitchen” in the local vernacular, Nishiki Market is a long shopping street that is home to hundreds of small shops and stalls. Spanning several centuries of history, many of these stalls are family-run establishments that specialize in one particular type of food and often work closely with an adjoining shop.