Shikemichi is a historical street located in Nagoya’s Nishi-ku ward. Dating back to the 17th century, the area was a location for trade and commerce. The historic buildings and architecture on display here give visitors a fascinating perspective on life in early Nagoya. In 1986, the city government declared Shikemichi a conservation area. During the Edo Period, merchants and stores here supplied provisions to nearby Nagoya Castle. Given the historic architecture, a visit to Shikemichi should be on anyone’s list when you’re in Nagoya.