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Kichijoji

Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Musashino
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The station building was remodeled less than a year ago and there are two floors of excellent boutiques and restaurants and basement level excellent food shopping. No need to go to Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro- almost everything is here and less crowded. A place to just walk around and discover - and a wonderful kimono store in the covered arcade... More 

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Musashino, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Must visit. Cultural town. Traditional food market, nice pond park, anime town,...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Place to relax from a fast past Tokyo life. There is a zoo for visit, a lake also a street full with a ethnic store. Worth visit and very enjoyable.

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Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I live in kitijoji in Japanese 吉祥寺 for 10 years. Kitijoji is a name of station in Musashino city western Tokyo. Take Chuo line from Shinjuku for 20 minutes. Around Kitijoji station there are 4 department stores, Yodobashi electronics store, Yamada electronics store, Huge UNIQLO shop. You can find almost every items can buy in Tokyo. Restaurants are not expensive compared... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great place to immerse yourself in the life of a local, so much to see and do here, a day or once isn't enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I live pretty close to here and it's one of my most favorite places in Tokyo. Places to check out: Ghibli Museum (must book in advance - maybe a month), and Inokashira Park. For food, I recommend: Ichien (for amazing, unforgettable ramen), Peppermint Cafe (yummy Thai food), Village Vanguard Diner (American style burgers), and Namaste Kathmandu (best Indian/Nepalese restaurant in... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I love Kichijouji for being a compact bit of everything that I want without walking around too much. There is the usual shopping area that mirrors Shinjuku and Shibuya with all the usual shops, but a little extra 'kawaii', then south of the train station are small alleys with all kinds of boutique-y shops, a lot of girly clothing stuff,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Unlike other main areas of Tokyo (Ginza, Roppongi, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Harajuku, Shibuya), Kichijoji offers relaxing and affordable shops and restaurants. The town becomes more lively at night, with lots of small live-music bars, and young students corralling. Because it is easily accessible on Keio Inogashira line from Shibuya, and JR from Shinjuku and others within the Yamanote line, I would... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a wonderful area that is less crowded than your usual Shibuya, but no less fun. In fact things are cheaper here, e.g. green tea KitKat and ultra light Japanese umbrellas. Two recommendations: 1. Try the restaurant 天狗. Its a family restaurant chain. You can get a decent beef sukiyaki meal at around ¥800. Look for the sheltered shopping... More 

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Houston, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a fairly lively little area. Not worth going to if you are a tourist (center of Tokyo much better) but if you are there for business, it is fine to walk around.

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