Definition of 下町



  • low-lying part of a city (usu. containing shops, factories, etc.)
  • Shitamachi (low-lying area of eastern Tokyo near Tokyo Bay, incl. Asakusa, Shitaya, Kanda, Fukugawa, Honjo, Nihonbashi, Kyobashi and surrounds) 山の手

Example Sentences

Dickens' thoughts come across along with the vivid depiction of old London.
She was born and brought up on the backstreets.
This is but a humble downtown store.

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