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Address: Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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Old folks' Ginza

I love this place and always come once or twice when we visit Japan. Our first visit was on a Sunday and it was teeming with people, as there was a special antiques day. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not one of the best places to shop just another shopping area really a lot quieter than other areas of tokyo but that is simply because there is a lot less to do if on a limited time clock dont bother

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice street with food shops and some souvenirs. There's a temple halfway down the street, and a few family mart/ 7/11s. Beware that it's full of older (and tiny) ladies and cars do come down the street, so watch out because the pavement is usually packed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this place and always come once or twice when we visit Japan. Our first visit was on a Sunday and it was teeming with people, as there was a special antiques day. I bought a beautiful pewter sake set in a wooden box. Unfortunately, all the restaurants were packed, with queues waiting outside. The second visit, during the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the quieter shopping streets in Tokyo, but still with many interesting shops. A great respite from the usual crowded bustling shopping streets in Japan.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

When you think you have seen it all that Tokyo has to offer check out some of the more unusual suburbs. Would certainly agree that Sugamo is the Harajuku for the older person. It seems like the escalators even ran a bit more slowly to accommodate elderly citizens. Great umbrella shop,in the shopping street which I felt impelled to buy... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Plan for a short visit if you have time, perhaps just to see the elderly life style of this part of Japan. Pretty much everything along the main stripe caters to the elderly. Very close to the subway.

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is the Ginza of the eldery house... Only old fashioned shops and clothes. Not worth the visit if you are not in the area, except for the shrine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I'm a senior so looked forward to the "senior's Harajuku". We didn't see much in the way of eccentric dressers but the shops are so interesting. The street vendors offered delicious foods; we ate at a restaurant along Sugamo Jizo dori and it was wonderful - we were shocked that once you sit in the restaurant you can't hear the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

巣鴨 is a shopping district along Yamanote Line and neighborhood in Toshima, while Jizō-dōri (地蔵通り)is a favored shopping street for the “older” generation (the area is known as the "Harajuku of the old ladies"). The district's popular 800 meter long Jizo Dori shopping street famously caters to the elderly. No offence but probably in lighthearted comparison to the Harajuku district's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We spent a pleasant hour wandering down Jizo Dori known for catering to elderly clientele. A flag showing the location of the nearest defibrillating device confirmed we were in the right place! We found a hole-in-the-wall shop noted for their good croquettes and bought a couple of delicious menshikatsu. Nearby we were greeted by a friendly older shopkeeper who sold... More 

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