"Shinsaibashi-suji shopping center" stretches from the south to the north for 580m from Nagahori-dori to Soemon-cho. About 180 retailers including old confectionary stores and apparel shops operate their business, and more than 100, 000 shoppers visit here on weekends. The history of Shinsaibashi-suji shopping center dates back to the Edo period. At first, retailers of books and other daily items were doing business here, but since after the Meiji period, shops of imported goods began to join. Eventually, when a famous kimono store developed into a modern department store, the shopping center began to flourish as a dispatcher of new fashion and culture, and more and more people came to enjoy "Shinbura (to take a casual walk around Shinsaibashi) as a cultural counterpart "Ginbura" (to take a casual walk around Ginza). Nowadays, many tourists from abroad, especially from the Asian nations are coming here, and the shopping center is pouring more effort to sponsor events to please women such as the "Yukata festival" .