The Musashi Koyama Shopping Arcade is the biggest, longest and most bustling arcade in all of Tokyo.
Beginning close to the east exit of Musashi Koyama Station, Palm continues to the southeast for a distance of 580 meters.
Unlike many covered arcades in Tokyo, Palm is really, really popular. A typical weekend sees thousands of shoppers converge on the arcade.
The arcade is mainly populated with chain stores, including the largest 100yen shops and all (!) of the “Off” store varieties.
The off stores include Book-Off, Mode-Off, Hard-Off, and the rarer Hobby-Off and Liquor Off (don’t say that out loud).
Not all the stores in Palm are down-market. Shigezo is an interesting food store that sells different types of tofu, nuts, and dried food.
Shinanoya is an import food store. They stock some interesting craft beers at reasonable prices.
Near the end of the arcade is one of the best bike shops that we’ve come across in Tokyo. Head up to the second store for the city bikes, racing bikes and portable bikes.
From the southeast exit of Palm, it’s only a walk of 870m to the entrance of the Nakanobu Skip Road shopping arcade.
- 221 m from Musashi-koyama Station
- 0.7 km from Nishi-Koyama Station
- 0.9 km from Togoshi-ginza Station