Tanukikoji shopping street [狸小路]
Small shrine of racoon dog for Tanukikoji
Tanukikoji is an old shopping street in central Sapporo.
This shopping street started around 1873.
It is an shopping arcade about 900 meters long in the east-west direction and is located about 300 meters south of Odori Park.
There are about 200 various shops and restaurants along this street.
If you want to vist the commmon Japanese people's shops, this street is good.
In addition, "tanuki" means "raccoon dog" and "koji" means "street" in Japanese.
So, raccoon dog is a symbol character of this street.
You may find some marks or statues of raccoon dog when you walk on the street.
How to get here
About 0.3 km walk from Odori Park.
Or, about 0.2 km walk from Susukino.