Canal City

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

Once-futuristic Canal City shopping centre may be showing its age (it opened in 1996), but it still attracts crowds with its artificial canal with illuminated fountain symphony, hotels, multiplex cinema, playhouse, and about 250 boutiques, bars and bistros. It was designed by Jon Jerde, who later created Tokyo's Roppongi Hills. A new east building features international brands.