Nice place for a stroll. Very cool peak into ordinary life in Japan. This place looks like it could either become a whole lot Hipper in the future, or simply stay etched in time. Go check it out if you got time on your hands...More
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Decided to visit due to reviews given but wasn't overally impressed. Easy access from Sugamo subway station. Street of mixed shops & temple to help with ailments. Shops mainly based for the elderly - clothes, shoes, walking sticks mixed with sweet speciality shops & food...More
A more traditional shopping area, easily accessible on the Yamanote Line. Shops cater to the older customer. The specialize in red underwear worn for good luck. Also availability of nice cotton and linen tops, great for the older person. Mochi (rice dumplings) were the best!...More
Together with the volunteer guide I had been lucky enough to arrange for the first day of my holiday, we took a stroll down the Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street. What a quaint delight. (Later in the same day we 'attempted' to walk down the equivalent...More
This side street about 10 minutes from the station kind of gives a traditional feeling as you walk around.There many shops selling a variety japanese items. Although it was cool you could have kakigori.
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...More
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...More
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.