Shikemichi and Endoji, located roughly in between Nagoya Station and Nagoya Castle, still retain the atmosphere of the old downtown neighborhood. The area, filled with old-fashioned warehouses and traditional architecture from the Edo period, make up the heart of the Shikemichi Preservation District. Artworks will be on exhibit at locations including the Ito family house (designated by the prefecture as an important cultural property), as well as the shopping arcades of Endoji and Endoji Honmachi (spanning 500 meters from east to west and lined with household supply stores and places to eat or drink).