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About Kichijoji

Kichijoji is the most desirable residential area in Tokyo. One reason for this popularity is location. There is an abundance of stores around Kichijoji Station, as well as many other small shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in the area. The buildings in Kichijoji have their own character, and the streets are unlike the concrete jungles found elsewhere. The Mitaka Ghibli Museum, run by the animation studio Ghibli, is very famous and attracts a great number of domestic and overseas tourists. Take a ten-minute walk south from Kichijoji Station and you will see the 38-hectare Inokashira Park. This is a wonderful spot from which to enjoy the sakura and red maple leaves. At the weekend, quite a few artists gather here to display their work or to perform. Most of the stores in the Kichijoji area do not open until after 1pm, so it is recommended that you visit Inokashira Park and Mitaka Ghibli Museum in the morning and explore the shops around the station in the afternoon.

Sights in Kichijoji

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Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park is a popular park in Mitaka and is home to the famous Ghibli Museum. It is easily accessed from the Inokashirakoen station on the Keio Inokashir

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Ghibli Museum

[NOTICE: The museum will be closed for periodic maintenance during the following dates in 2016: November 7-11.] Dedicated to promoting the animated works of St

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Meat Shop Satou (Kichijoji)

Satou is a deli, steakhouse and butcher's shop located just by Kichijoji station.

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Namaste Kathmandu

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New York Joe Exchange

The New York Joe Exchange located at a 5 minute walk from Kitsujoji station is a recycled clothing store. There is also another store in Shimokitazawa.

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Deva Deva Cafe

This burger and pizza restaurant caters to vegans and vegetarians and is located a short walk north of Kichijoji station. Regularly only open until 5 pm, Deva D

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Brasserie Edible

Only 2 minutes from the North Exit of Kichijoji Station. Brasserie Edible is the place where you can casually stop by and enjoy French dishes.

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Harmonica Yokocho Alley

This alley is comprised of various shops, restaurants and salons.

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Yurei Izakaya

Located in Kichijoji , Yurei Izakaya leads customers down a staircase playing back eerie sutra recitations to a dimly lit haunted house, where waiters dressed a

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Rose Bakery (Kichijoji)

Rose Bakery is an English bakery which offers a large choice of pastries and vegetarian dishes, using locally grown, fresh vegetables.

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Inokashira Pond

Inokashira Pond is located within the park of the same name, close to Kichijoji station.

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Inokashira Benzaiten Shrine

The culturally and historically significant Benzaiten Shrine is located within Inokashira Park. This popular spot among locals is dedicated to Benzaiten, origin