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Sugamo Jozo-dori Shops

Sugamo, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture 170-0002, Japan
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Toshima
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place is mainly catered to seniors, mainly selling senior clothings but there are also sweet cakes shops, green tea shops and general stores. It is not crowded and not overwhelming like Harajuku / Shinjuku where its crowded with people. Clothing is also reasonably priced and is mainly catered to female seniors. Location : Sugamo is on the JR Yamanote... More

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Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is quite an experience. I went there more for curiosity than anything else, since most of the people describe it as "the cool place to hang out if you are an old lad". It almost does not feel like being in Tokyo city

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Although this place is branded for the old people and I am not so old to be a grandmother yet, I thought it would be interesting to visit the place. It is interesting, even for the very young! My friend and I tried the different pastries and biscuits that they were selling and bought some for our families back home.... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

You can easily find the street from Sugamo station JR line central exit, just across the street to the right (north). Stroll along the street, you can categorize the shops to ones selling dried fish, tea (green tea), elderly people fashion, handicrafts and food. If you are familiar with Asian style dried fish (sometimes salted or sweetened) there are plenty... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Jizo Dori is quite easy to find from Sugamo Station, although it is a few hundred metres away. This is wear elderly Japanese come to do their shopping, the street is full of older people shuffling along, chatting up a storm and so on. It is famous for selling (very sensible) red underwear, which are popular with older people who... More

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Brescia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

It's a very interesting place. It is called "Old people's Ginza" because there is always a lot of old people but I think everyone can enjoy the "Japoneseness" of this street.

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Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I visited ilke 3 years ago but I really live close from there. town for old people, called harajuku for old people!

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Las Pinas
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528 helpful votes 528 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Very interesting collection of shops. Great for window shopping as well as finding unique items. A great variety of merchandise to choose from.

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Tokyo, Japan
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I think this place is a little junky. It is full of old people and the shops and vendors are all geared toward old people.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Sugamo is always crowded with Seniors. We call it, " Grandma's HARAJYUKU" This Senior friendly street has lots of shops with Japanese sweets, fashion and fast food. It is the easy access from JR Sugamo Stn. 4, 14,24 of every month, sugamo street is much more with seniors for En-nichi. Takaiwa-ji temple is the landmark of the street and has... More

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