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Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street

Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3918-2101
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Hasn't Changed in 25 Years ! Visit on a 4-Day for the True Experience

I lived in Nishi Sugamo for 5 years in the 1990s and walked down Jizo-dori many, many times. Known... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
RonH1963
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Sydney, Australia
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Good fun

A very long row with shops side by side on the left and right. Food and beverage options are also... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
SVRBlackBookAsia
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“yamanote line” (4 reviews)
“shops selling” (3 reviews)
“older person” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
Ikebukuro
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+81 3-3918-2101
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"place to eat"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I lived in Nishi Sugamo for 5 years in the 1990s and walked down Jizo-dori many, many times. Known as Oba-chan no Harajuku, this for me is the true Japan. Line up to wash Jizo-san, smell the aromas of green tea being roasted, eat some...More

1  Thank RonH1963
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A very long row with shops side by side on the left and right. Food and beverage options are also easily available for all kinds of Japanese food and drinks. Open till late

1  Thank SVRBlackBookAsia
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I visited the street mid-afternoon and there were a lot of children in this shopping mall. It is a good street for mothers with small children as there are no vehicles. I was expecting a heritage appearance but it is similar to other shopping streets....More

Thank OZtraveller222
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

My mom has super small feet, and has trouble buying shoes in most countries. We are talking about kid-sized sneakers type of small. Even in Japan, where small sizes are available, she can't find her size everywhere. Department stores, for example, usually start from 22cm...More

3  Thank yasumi999
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

quite a variety of shops and not as hectic, had a very unique fruit while I was there called Akebi. Prices at these drug stores are actually cheaper. only 2 stops from Ikebukuro by train.

Thank Joria T
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The first place i stepped into after my arrival in Tokyo was this colourful street, full of groceries, little shops and restaurants and a little Shinto shrine, among the others. The girls in the picture offered me a tasty Japanese drink, they were so nice...More

1  Thank Federico M
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This place locate walk distance from Sugamo stations. Also famous Rikugien locate next station. November is the best time to visit Rikugien. Ampamman shop locate in front of Rikugien main entrance. Sugamo called Obaachan's Harajuku in Japan.

Thank ichikawa2016
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I have visited this street on a few occasions. The Sugamo area is apparently renowned for and older persons area and the shops reflect that to some degree. There is a nice honey shop in the street early on and I have bought some nice...More

Thank Sriver
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This is the place where you can be so close to 2 temples and eateries and shopping stores of authentic japanese products , a great day to walk and stroll around, post office and business hotels around too where you can check in and enjoy...More

Thank joi800
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

A nice place to visit with small eateries, groceries and gift shops. The prices are budget, not an over-priced tourist area. The Koganji Temple is located here plus other smaller shrines. We were told the protocol for paying is to set your money on the...More

1  Thank Betty C
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angeline l
16 April 2018|
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Response from sugamon | Property representative |
I apologize for late reply because there is no dedicated person in charge.. The following apps are recommended. Thank you. NAVITIME JAPN CO
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MILT2015
19 February 2015|
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Response from rabbitsix | Reviewed this property |
Take the Yamanote line train to Sugamo - take a left out of the station and cross the street, then take a right and keep walking until you see the big red gate
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