Experience first-hand the Endoji Shotengai, Nagoya’s oldest shopping and entertainment arcade, and the surrounding Endoji and Shikemichi districts by living there like locals do. Originally designated as samurai housing, the area still features shrines and temples dating back to the city's founding over 400 years ago. Although undergoing revitalisation, the area retains a taste of the time just before Japan's post-war economic miracle. For the Japanese, this is a nostalgic period, and scenes like this are rapidly disappearing from cityscapes across the nation. Meet the people of the area, try the simple foods loved by townsfolk, hop local bars, stay overnight at a guesthouse in the arcade, learn how to cook local cuisine, and discover one of the last and rarely seen backstage scenes of Japan.