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Address: Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture

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Shopping -- all in one area!

Kichijoji is about 30 minutes from Shibuya or Shinjuku via the Chuo line. Upon arriving at the Kichijoji Station, you will see a very modern train station. Take either the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kichijoji is about 30 minutes from Shibuya or Shinjuku via the Chuo line. Upon arriving at the Kichijoji Station, you will see a very modern train station. Take either the North Gate to an arcade of stores [Seiyu-grocery store, Daiso-dollar store, Can-do - another dollar store, Mister Donuts, Ten-ya (affordable tempura restaurant), drug stores, etc!]. There is also a LOFT... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an off the beaten track place near Tokyo and TIME magazine ( and another article)had suggested Kichijoji( of course with the Studio Ghibli museum. fFrom Shinjuku it took us about 39 minutes to get there by train after changing train once.After getting out of the station we sought out the iconic Iseya Sohonten , the yakitori... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to do some shopping outside of Tokyo this maybe the place. It also has some interesting shops like in harajuku though not so crowded and without young girls dressing up in cosplay costumes as an example. The nearby park is a good place to have picnics under the cherry blossoms though they are not in full bloom... More 

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bellevue, alberta, canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the busyness of the streets in Japan,and I do,this is a great area to stay in. Tons of shopping from high end to low, delicious food everywhere. Literally,everywhere. When you walk out onto the street,you are hit with the most amazing smells of food. We pretty much ate all day every day! And of course it's easy... More 

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Taipei
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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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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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