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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.