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Address: Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ladies and gentlemen young at heart gather here at Jozo-dori Street!

Looking at senior citizens only in this area may lead you to believe that all seniors are very active and social! They especially look happy on days ending with 4 as 4th, 14th and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 8, 2016
Mari H
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are seniors so thoroughly enjoyed this area. We are large ladies so none of the clothes or red panties fit but it was so enjoyable walking around buying socks and bags. We also enjoyed a very pleasant time in the park listening to a gentleman singing traditional Japanese songs. There were five ladies with song books getting the crowd... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Looking at senior citizens only in this area may lead you to believe that all seniors are very active and social! They especially look happy on days ending with 4 as 4th, 14th and 24th days of every month when special fairs are held to gather more people from all over Japan. There are unique souvenirs that you can only... More 

Thank Mari H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Walking street with shops targeted at the elderly. Of special highlight was the number of shops selling red underwear, both for elderly males and females! Note that the shops closed relatively early, about 6.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is how my Japanese friend introduced the place to me. Harajuku is where young girls shop for fashion and anything cute. Jizo-dori is where older women shop for 'fashion' (if you ever wondered where the frumpy outfits of Japanese senior women come from: this is where!), for food, and anything else they might need. You can easily pick up... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The street area is less exciting than Shinjuku or Ueno, because mostly local folks shop here. It's right next to the Tsuta ramen restaurant, so while you are waiting for your lunch appointment you can get a good cup of coffee at the Tully's on the fourth floor of the train station building. There's also a Beck's Coffee at street... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

You need to take a day away from Asakusa to visit this place. There are so many shops and stalls to visit and it is so cheap for souvenirs! Well worth it

Thank Toby L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Travel books always describe Sugamo as "the place where moms shop". It's true that when young girls lose control when they shop in Harajuku, I just the seniors can totally get what they need and want in Sugamo. It will only take you 30mins of your trip, and you will get to know more about a totally different facet of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Heading NW out of Sugamo Station you will come to the shopping street in about 4 minutes. You can see the arch from the station. There was a dedicated garlic shop and also honey shop. A couple of good shoe shops and shops selling clothes and tourist items. Plenty of cake shops and restaurants as well as shops specialising in... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

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 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

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 

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