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Known as the bag street of Toyooka for the many specialty bag shops

Caban Street Shopping
Caban Street, meaning “bag street” in Japanese, is just as the name suggest. Here you will find a number of specialty bag stores that sell, make and mend bags. The majority of the bags sold here are of the highest quality and are made in Toyooka, these are given the name Toyooka Kaban. In addition to a wide range of bag styles you can also find wallets, coin purses, and other items as well. Also, every month on the last Sunday the street is blocked off to traffic and turned into a pedestrian mall where local vendors gather to sell handmade goods at the monthly street market.
Toyooka is famous for being Japan's largest producer of bags and has been for over 1,000 years. Toyooka bags are detailed and are of the highest quality. Only bags that meet the strict criteria set by the Hyogo Precture Bag Manufacturing Union are given the trademark registration Toyooka Kaban. These bags stand in par with well known French and Italian brands.
Points of Interest
Artisan
Artisan is the main building on Caban Street where a wide variety of locally made Toyooka Kaban brand bags are sold. On the upper floors above the sales floors is a shop selling parts, materials and tools for bag making and leather crafting. On the top floor is the Toyooka KABAN Artisan School where students from all over Japan come to learn the skills and art of bag making to become a professional.
Bag Vending Machine
Along Caban Street you will find various objects styled after bags, including this vending machine. A one of a kind vending machine where you can purchase your very own Toyooka tote bag of various styles and design.
Monthly street market
On the last Sunday of everymonth artisans gather from all over the area to sell and show off their crafts. You can find small shops selling things from earings to leather goods and more. There are also venders selling snacks and drinks and sometimes a live band.
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Caban Street is located about 1km east of JR Toyooka Station, and is at the end of Daikai Street.
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