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Kichijoji

Address: Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Musashino
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Kichijoji is a great area of Tokyo to stay in - cheaper and calmer than downtown Tokyo, but still close enough to see Tokyo easily. Traditional food market alone will make your stay worthwhile.

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Victoria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you stay in an international hotel in one of the major urban hubs in Tokyo, you probably feel a bit disconnected from traditional Japan. But if you want to get away from Western buffet breakfasts and a bar that could be in any hotel in any city in the world, hop on a Chuo Line train and go to... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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

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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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198 attraction reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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