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Kichijoji

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Address: Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture

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Fun balance of tradition and contemporary

This "village" on the Western surburbs of Tokyo is a delightful mix of traditional foods, parks and back streets and modern transportation, shopping and malls. The small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Taipei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This "village" on the Western surburbs of Tokyo is a delightful mix of traditional foods, parks and back streets and modern transportation, shopping and malls. The small traditional food stalls with skewers and oconiyaki and sake are comfortable, tasty and and full of what one goes to Japan to experience. Sake out of bamboo carafes ... WOW. THe shopping malls... More 

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Singapore
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220 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wifey did some research and said that we should visit this place west of Tokyo. It takes about 30 mins accessible with the Chuo line. There is the famous Sunroad Arcade which is a shopping street just to the north of the station. We spent more than a hour exploring the arcade and small alleys. 吉祥寺is not as hustling as... More 

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56 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Full of interesting fashion minded people into music, culture. Great place to hang out in a good or even in a bad weather day when the Inogashira Park gets empty.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was my second visit to Japan and we stay in an apartment that is one stop from Kichijoji. It's where the locals shop and the prices are better than Shinjuku or Akihabara. There is a large Yodobashi Camera store there and it seemed a bit cheaper than Akihabara. Also, there is a 7 story Uniqlo! They have most of... More 

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singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This village to the west of Tokyo, is rather remote from central Tokyo but is easily accessible with the Chuo line. Go to the Inokashira Park and Lake. It is beautiful and relaxing. The lane leading there from the station is lined with shops, restaurants and ice-cream shops is itself quite lovely. There are cafes surrounding the lake. The entrance... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Once a small but elegant shopping place, has grown into a multiplex shops of varied nature. This place has all things you are looking for at affordable prices ! A bit crowded during week ends, you can, still, manage through to select the thing you are wanting to buy! Kichijoji is hardly 15 mins from Shinjuku and Shibuya by train,... More 

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Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops within a walkable distance. Definitely recommend the vibe of Inokashira Kouen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Took a walk in the neighbourhood voted annually as the number one most popular neighbourhood to live in since 2004. Easily accessible on the Chuo Line from Shinjuku, the Kichijoji park was serene and many dogs were taking a walk with their owners. The lake was drained for some construction works and would have been very pretty otherwise. The neighbourhood... More 

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Loreto
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200 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Kichijoji is a great place for cheap eats and traditional shopping too. I enjoyed exploring the little streets with many small shops and restaurants. If you are in the area is worth a visit!

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Kofu, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Kichijoji reminds me a lot of places back in the UK I like. It's filled with quirky stores, vintage clothing and tiny restaurants as well as one of the loveliest parks I've been to (Inokashira Park; Lots of grass and benches, cool and original street performers and a welcoming vibe). It's a place where you can wander without being swallowed... More 

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