The present study mainly studied some properties of retail stores on the central shopping streets in Okayama City while looking back on the transition of the commerce. Second, we investigated the actual conditions of most retail stores in Omote-cho in terms of the questionnaire survey. Third, we considered the problems and measures on retail stores, a little. The charm of the central shopping streets has decreased
relatively in Okayama City due to the advancement of a large-scale stores and the location competition of convenience stores. The number of empty stores has increased and the amount of the pedestrian traffic, the value of sales, and the number of retail stores have shown the decreasing tendency in eight commercial blocs in Omote-cho. Therefore, the unique features in Omote-cho should be polished while esteeming the history
and the culture. The charm and/or the atmosphere of traditional commercial blocs is requested to be created while sending new informations that continue to create young person's fashion and culture.