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Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street

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Address: Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ladies and gentlemen young at heart gather here at Jozo-dori Street!

Looking at senior citizens only in this area may lead you to believe that all seniors are very active and social! They especially look happy on days ending with 4 as 4th, 14th and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Yamanote line to Sugano station for this first visit. Many shops around with value buys catering mainly for the middle aged. Wanted to eat at a restaurant offering fried oyster but the queue was very long. Instead ate at a sushi restaurant. Salmon sushi was very fresh and overall quite satisfied. Also tried some red bean pastry at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Also known as Grannies' Ginza, the pace of Jizo-dori is nice and slow. Shopkeepers are lovely and friendly and prices are good. Bought a big pack of mixed broken sembei for just over ¥300. Red underwear is good for health. The buddhist temple (Togenuki) along the way has a special statue. Rub the part of the statue that corresponds to... More 

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of little shrines, temples, shops, bakeries, coffee stops and restaurants. It's a little dated-looking but that belies the charm and unbeatable atmosphere.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is called "old people's Harajuku". small shops line both sides. Average height of shoppers are under 5ft, Avoid 4th,14th,24th of the month, you won't be able to move.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We were waiting for our turn for the Taitai ramen and walked around here. They have little eateries for breakfast and small shop. It's not super impressive but not bad to stroll around.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We are seniors so thoroughly enjoyed this area. We are large ladies so none of the clothes or red panties fit but it was so enjoyable walking around buying socks and bags. We also enjoyed a very pleasant time in the park listening to a gentleman singing traditional Japanese songs. There were five ladies with song books getting the crowd... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Looking at senior citizens only in this area may lead you to believe that all seniors are very active and social! They especially look happy on days ending with 4 as 4th, 14th and 24th days of every month when special fairs are held to gather more people from all over Japan. There are unique souvenirs that you can only... More 

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Thank Mari H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Walking street with shops targeted at the elderly. Of special highlight was the number of shops selling red underwear, both for elderly males and females! Note that the shops closed relatively early, about 6.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is how my Japanese friend introduced the place to me. Harajuku is where young girls shop for fashion and anything cute. Jizo-dori is where older women shop for 'fashion' (if you ever wondered where the frumpy outfits of Japanese senior women come from: this is where!), for food, and anything else they might need. You can easily pick up... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The street area is less exciting than Shinjuku or Ueno, because mostly local folks shop here. It's right next to the Tsuta ramen restaurant, so while you are waiting for your lunch appointment you can get a good cup of coffee at the Tully's on the fourth floor of the train station building. There's also a Beck's Coffee at street... More 

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