In the area, there are several local shopping streets. They had been declining for decades due to the flourishing of major supermarket chains and large shopping mall chains. They hoped that the opening of the tower would galvanize them with newly built tower's attraction. However, it was not all it was cracked up to be. The number of people who visited the shopping streets decreased rather than increased after the tower's opening. People chose to visit the Tokyo's new landmark and its surrounding facilities including a large shopping mall without stopping over the old streets.
It would be sad if nostalgic scenery like this would be completely replaced with uber-modern structures.
Old Shopping Streets at the Foot of the Tokyo Sky Tree [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Dec. 7th, 2012
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