Kichijoji 吉祥寺

  • Published on : 28/09/2020
  • by : Kate Jones
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Kichijoji gets a passing mention in most guidebooks for Inokashira Koen, a park celebrated for its spring cherry blossom viewing. However, there is more to Kichijoji than cherry blossoms.

The station's North Exit accesses Kichijoji's biggest shopping, eating and drinking area:

  • Sun Road, a covered shopping arcade (shotengai). Check out the smaller lanes leading off it, too. Jazz fans might head for Sometime in Penny Lane, which has jazz every night of the week.
  • Kichijoji Town Information, an inconspicuous booth to the right of Sun Road for an English-language guide map to the Musashino area.
  • Parco, Isetan and Seiyu department stores.
  • Renjo-ji, Kosen-ji and Gesso-ji temples: tranquil green oases in the midst of the shopping frenzy.
Footpath with shops on one side and bushes on the other.

Inokashira Park, Kichijoji, Japan

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Small street with lit cafe and shop signs above at night

Kichijoji Station

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