“The West Avenue” is placed in western area, the third to fifth district (3-5-chome) of Ishikawacho.
Shops are less than other parts of Ishikawacho but have a bit more of unique and artistic feel, for example, creative cafés, stylish bistros, shops selling hand-crafted goods and an art gallery. Nowadays new shops run by young generations gradually increase. We have not only the new shops but some places having old historic sites. The “SUWA temple” is founded 500years and the “Koyama-yu”, the Japanese public bath, is founded 120 years.
In addition, Ishikawacho has many events every season. In October, West Avenue has the soul music festival “Get Down”. There is fantastic atmosphere with a good music and good foods and a large crowd.