Neighborhood in Tokyo:

Koenji

About Koenji

Koenji is a comfortable residential area, well-known for small bars and live music. When walking the shopping streets of Koenji, you will find snacks, vegetables, furniture, beddings, office supplies, electric products and all kinds of clothes including Kimono and western style clothes. This shopping paradise also gathers vintage clothing boutiques and discount stores, and attracts the young crowds. Soak up the Japanese culture in Koenji by sampling traditional Japanese cuisine. The area features different kinds of restaurants and Izakaya (Japanese style pub). You can purchase buckwheat noodles, sushi, Tonkatsu (fried pork chop over rice), ramen and other delicious dishes. The traditional restaurants are mixed with the latest fashionable and artistic cafes and bars. Koenji welcomes domestic and international tourists all year around. Each August sees the Koenji-Awaodori Festival, one of the three largest festivals in Tokyo. This attracts millions of tourists, annually. During the festival, the Za-Koenji Theater, which was designed by Toyo Ito, will host a grand performance!

Sights in Koenji

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Koenji Naka-dori Shopping Arcade

Local shopping area near Koenji station featuring shops, food stores, and restaurants.

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Koenji Pal Shopping Street

Koenji Pal is a popular shopping street located in the lively neighbourhood of Koenji.

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Koenji Look Street

Koenji is a popular area and Koenji Look Street is a 650m long shopping street with many vintage shops.

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Koenji Station

Koenji Station is in the center of a well known alternative youth culture neighborhood. There are 18 shopping promenades in Koenji within a 2 square kilometer a

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Koenji Koshin-dori Shopping Street

This area surrounds the Nakano shopping district. Locals favor it for its eclectic subculture. Vintage clothing stores, record shops, and antique curio shops li

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ZA-Koenji Public Theatre

Designed by renowned architect Toyo Ito, this venue for contemporary performing arts is funded by the city of Suginami in Tokyo and managed by Creative Theatre

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Chosen-ji Temple

First built in 1704, this temple belongs to the Buzan Sect of Shingon Buddhism. The temple is surrounded by greenery. During spring, cherry blossoms bloom in th

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Koenji Kita Park

This park is located in Tokyo's Suginami ward. The quiet space – surrounded by large shade trees – is frequented by both tourists and Koenji locals. The grounds

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Salon De' Parure & Bar Bar

At night, the hair salon Salon De' Parure transforms into the drinking establishment Bar Bar.

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Bar Bar

Bar Bar is a local cocktail and whisky spot located in the Koenji area of Tokyo.

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Salon De Vamp

Located in the Etoile-dori Shopping Street in Koenji, Salon De Vamp is a rock bar with a strong focus on Korean culture.

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Village Vanguard (Koenji)

Selling books, manga, strange toys, novelty sweets and random items, this chain of stores caters to the quirks and whims of collectors and pop-culture fans. The

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Fizz (Koenji)

Vintage clothing store Fizz sells California-style, bohemian fashion and also specializes in Western-themed cowboy gear.

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Koenji Temple

One of the many temples in the old district of Koenji, this temple once served as a resting point for the 3rd Tokugawa shogun. It was constructed in the mid-155

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Meu Nota

This restaurant calls itself a "vege and grain cafe". Meu Nota serves strictly vegan dishes. Their recipes don't include any meat, fish, egg or dairy. Come here

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Shisha Salon Chillin' (Koenji)

Shisha Salon Chillin' is a small shisha shop chain in Tokyo.

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Gojira-ya

Translating into "Godzilla Store," this shop is one of Tokyo's oldest toy dealers. The shop carries a wide selection of vintage merchandise, including action fi

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RARE (Koenji)

Rare is a record and CD shop chain in Tokyo.

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Bar Tico (Koenji)

Located near Koenji Station, Bar Tico serves unique whisky cocktails featuring unusual ingredients.