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Festival day

I’ve been to the shopping street on a normal day when it’s fairly quiet. On the 4,14,24th of month... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Sandy Bay, Australia
via mobile
love the athmosphere

I was invited to join walking tour to Sugamo Jiso-dori Shopping Street and found a good place like... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Mustika R
Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3918-2101
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to the shopping street on a normal day when it’s fairly quiet. On the 4,14,24th of month it’s a festival day and more stalls are on the street selling snacks. The area caters for the elderly. There are shops selling honey, black garlic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sriver
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I was invited to join walking tour to Sugamo Jiso-dori Shopping Street and found a good place like harajuku but for adults. So many good foods there and nice place to explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Mustika R
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

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Ron H
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SVRBlackBookAsia
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank yasumi999
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Joria T
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Federico_Micci
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sriver
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Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several
thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores
and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and
gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at
the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a
landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium,
planetarium, theme park as well as an observation
platform. The popular name for the western side of
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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