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Kichijoji

Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Musashino
Type: Neighborhoods
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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390 reviews 390 reviews
117 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
5 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I lived in Kichijoji for one year and i can't begin to tell you how much i love this area. Sure there are other nice areas (Daikanyama, Meguro, Jiyugaoka, Shimokitazawa, Aoyama etc) but Kichijoji has that little extra something. It has everything you need (Loft, Parco, Marui, StarbuckSSS etc) and lots of cute little shops. It feels so calm compared... More

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Miami, FL
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

It helped that the summer O-bon festival was in play. Kichijoji just has it going on. It's a vibrant and liveable neighborhood on the Chuo line, several train stops away from the more famous neighborhoods of Shinjuku and Shibuya. What you get for coming out to Kichijoji is human scale, manageable enjoyment of all things Japanese. There's lovely, calm Inokashira... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Loved this place, was nice to wander around, everything you need is here. It was a nice day trip out of tokyo to see a bit more authentic Japan.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

at the JR station, there's ARTE departmental store. out of the station, there's a major shopping street. you can also find a mode off and a book off here. mode off is a 2nd hand shop that you can buy branded stuff at reused price.

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Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I used to walk around when its possible with my family. it is special place for me. Last time I visited there was almost 2 years ago.

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