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Address: Sugamo, Toshima 170-0002, Tokyo Prefecture
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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2016
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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

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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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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.

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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

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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.

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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 

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