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Kichijoji

Kichijoji is the most desirable residential area in Tokyo. One reason for this popularity is location. There is an abundance of stores around Kichijoji Station, as well as many other small shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in the area. The buildings in Kichijoji have their own character, and the streets are unlike the concrete jungles found elsewhere.

The Mitaka Ghibli Museum, run by the animation studio Ghibli, is very famous and attracts a great number of domestic and overseas tourists. Take a ten-minute walk south from Kichijoji Station and you will see the 38-hectare Inokashira Park. This is a wonderful spot from which to enjoy the sakura and red maple leaves. At the weekend, quite a few artists gather here to display their work or to perform. Most of the stores in the Kichijoji area do not open until after 1pm, so it is recommended that you visit Inokashira Park and Mitaka Ghibli Museum in the morning and explore the shops around the station in the afternoon.

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Blue Sky Coffee

This takeout coffee shop and roaster is located in the middle of Inokashira Park. Beverages on offer are blend coffees, lattes, affogatos, and herb...Read more

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Hara Donuts (Kichijoji)

Hara Donuts specializes in donuts made from organic soy milk and okara (soy bean pulp).Read more

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Mitaka City Yuzo Yamamoto Memorial Museum

The former temporary residence of novelist and playwright Yuzo Yamamoto (1887-1974), this western-style home has since been preserved as a museum i...Read more

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Ghibli Museum

[NOTICE: The museum will be closed for periodic maintenance during the following dates in 2016: November 7-11.] Dedicated to promoting the animated...Read more

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Dans Dix Ans

Dans Dix Ans is a French bakery located in Kichijoji.Read more

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Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park is a popular park in Mitaka and is home to the famous Ghibli Museum. It is easily accessed from the Inokashirakoen station on the K...Read more

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Himariya

Himariya is a Izakaya (Japanese bar) located in Kichijoji and serves seasonal foods and Japanese sake.Read more

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