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Address: Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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Nice small temple with a kannon to wash!!

The street is quite animated especially on 4th, 14th and 24th of the month. On these days, in addition to the normal permanent shops, they install temporary stands in the street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lyon, France
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Udon Thani, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walk from the Toden station all the way to Sugamo station, on January 22nd 2016.The street offers a peek into the japan of yesterday but unfortunately too many newer modern shops change the character of the street. THe covered shopping street at Minowabashi station (Toden ) called JOYFUL convey a better image of Old Japan.But Jizo dori has it... More 

Thank 216spring
Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The street is quite animated especially on 4th, 14th and 24th of the month. On these days, in addition to the normal permanent shops, they install temporary stands in the street selling all kinds of cheap stuff. There is a small temple where there is a kannon (statue of goddess). On clouded days, there is a long queue of people... More 

2 Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This was a delightful place to visit. Here everything seems a bit slower to accommodate the elderly. One highlight was the 'red underwear' shops that Sugamo is known for.

Thank Marywaialeale
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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

2 Thank swift314
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Amy V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

3 Thank Barry C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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.

1 Thank Erik W
Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Jane N
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.

3 Thank Luch209
Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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