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A little nostalgic area

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 street in Harajuku; a barely moving sea of people, which I do not recommend for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for heritage culture and great helpful people you can find choice of temple to visiting and restaurants.

Thank Supat C
Tokyo, Japan
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank ADoshst
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

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.

Thank Artur A
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 24 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 8 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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