Kanzakigawa Station & Mitsuya Arcade

6 min to Umeda every 10 min
Hankyu Kanzakigawa Station (阪急神崎川駅), just 6 minutes from Umeda, serves a very quiet old neighborhood in Yodogawa ward.  Surprisingly, it has a fairly long shopping arcade (三津谷).  This arcade is the walkable main street of the neighborhood.

Kanzakigawa Highlighted Aerial north at top
The streets above are highlighted hierarchically as follows:
– Magenta:    The Mitsuya covered shopping arcade.
– Cyan:            Single Lane One Way (minimal road width, maximum sidewalk width).
– Red:             “Busy” Boulevards.
– Orange:       “Quiet” Boulevards.
– Yellow:        Woonerfs & Narrow Streets.
– Green:         Laneways.  Only a fraction (3/4?) are highlighted.

Note that the whole highlighted area lies within a single island of walkability.

The Hierarchy of Japanese Streets categorizes the highlighted streets as follows* (with stats given for this area specifically):
Kanzakigawa statsKanzakigawa hierarchy spectrogram
The incredible density of woonerfs / narrow streets is off the charts.
Kanzakigawa hierarchy spectrogram full* Only a fraction (3/4?) of the Laneways are counted and highlighted (green).

Photo Tour
from north to south
(screencaps from this video taken December 29, 2011 by satobo3104)

The Busy Boulevard at the south end of the arcade (looking west):
Level 4 Busy Blvd


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