Koenji is a comfortable residential area, well-known for small bars and live music. When walking the shopping streets of Koenji, you will find snacks, vegetables, furniture, beddings, office supplies, electric products and all kinds of clothes including Kimono and western style clothes. This shopping paradise also gathers vintage clothing boutiques and discount stores, and attracts the young crowds.
Soak up the Japanese culture in Koenji by sampling traditional Japanese cuisine. The area features different kinds of restaurants and Izakaya (Japanese style pub). You can purchase buckwheat noodles, sushi, Tonkatsu (fried pork chop over rice), ramen and other delicious dishes. The traditional restaurants are mixed with the latest fashionable and artistic cafes and bars.
Koenji welcomes domestic and international tourists all year around. Each August sees the Koenji-Awaodori Festival, one of the three largest festivals in Tokyo. This attracts millions of tourists, annually. During the festival, the Za-Koenji Theater, which was designed by Toyo Ito, will host a grand performance!
Koenji Koshin-dori Shopping Street
This area surrounds the Nakano shopping district. Locals favor it for its eclectic subculture. Vintage clothing stores, record shops, and antique curio shops line the streets. At night, the area comes alive as Junjo Shotengai Street lights up with small bars a
This bakery sells freshly baked Japanese bread all day long. Their selection includes bread loafs filled with raisins or cheese, as well as jams made from fruit grown in Japan. The shop is located only a 5-minute walk north of Koenji station.
El Pato is a popular restaurant serving a variety of dishes including burgers, and also stocks a range of craft beers as well.
All C's Cafe
Located between Nakano and Asagaya Station, this cafe offers a wide selection of sweets, such as cakes, cookies, and other pastries as well as savory dishes, including rice bowls, pasta, and pizza. Highlights on the menu include the Avocado Taco Rice and the S
Curry House Coronbo
This Japanese curry restaurant offers a variety of curry dishes, such as vegetable, beef, pork, and seafood curry. The restaurant is also known for its hamburger patties served with curry sauce.
Gaburi Chicken (Koenji)
This branch of the restaurant chain specializes in fried chicken. Located in the Koenji area of Tokyo and open late, Gaburi Chicken is a local favorite. The menu includes various styles of chicken as well as several side dishes.
Koenji Kita Park
This park is located in Tokyo's Suginami ward. The quiet space – surrounded by large shade trees – is frequented by both tourists and Koenji locals. The grounds are equipped with public amenities such as restrooms, benches, and a water fountain. Visitors can w
Located an 8-minute walk from Koenji station, this record store on the backstreets of northern Koenji sells used vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs from a wide range of genres. Musicians may also enjoy the shop's vintage equipment.
Hattifnatt Cafe (Koenji No Ouchi)
This forest-themed cafe has two locations in the Koenji area. Koenji is one of the most popular places to live in Tokyo and known for having its own "hipster" culture. Featuring cute latte art and other sweets, Hattifnatt Cafe also doubles as a small goods sho
Koenji Junjo Shopping Street
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Translating into "Godzilla Store," this shop is one of Tokyo's oldest toy dealers. The shop carries a wide selection of vintage merchandise, including action figures and movie posters of popular movie and anime characters. Godzilla, Astro Boy, Ultraman are onl
Located on a pedestrian shopping street near Koenji Station, this cafe serves a variety of dishes, including curry, pasta, and soups, as well as a number of desserts and coffee drinks. In addition, patrons can enjoy shelves full of picture books to browse thro
Koenji Station is in the center of a well known alternative youth culture neighborhood. There are 18 shopping promenades in Koenji within a 2 square kilometer area around the station.
A loose band of unique and quirky thrift and fashion stores with strong community roots are located in this rundown two-storey building. The stores stock one-of-a-kind remodeled items, such as sweater dresses pieced together from used t-shirts and other appare
Open Office Copernica
Open Office Copernica is a co-working space from 11:00 to 17:30 and a bar at night. (Drop-in ok)
Koenji Naka-dori Shopping Arcade
Local shopping area near Koenji station featuring shops, food stores, and restaurants.
Located in the rustic neighborhood Koenji, this bar also doubles as a used books store. Cocktail was first established in 1997 as just a used bookstore. In 2000, it started selling alcoholic beverages for visitors to enjoy. The bar is built within a machiya (t
Bar Tico (Koenji)
Located near Koenji Station, Bar Tico serves unique whisky cocktails featuring unusual ingredients.
Cafe Baron [not sure]
Visitors are invited to spend time with the four resident owls in this cafe and dine with, and take pictures with them. Though reservations are not necessary at this cafe, it is recommended to reserve ahead of time to guarantee a spot. The curry from this cafe
Set in the Nakano district, GrapeHouse Koenji offers female-only accommodation with free WiFi. Yokohama is 30 km from GrapeHouse Koenji, while Chiba is 44 km away. The nearest airport is Haneda Airport, 20 km from the property.
Artist Hotel - BnA HOTEL Koenji
Artist Hotel - BnA HOTEL Koenji is situated in the Suginami Ward district in Tokyo, 6 km from Meiji Jingu Shrine and 6 km from Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. You will find a kettle in the room.
Nakano Sunplaza Hotel
Only a 3-minute walk from JR Nakano Train Station, Sunplaza Hotel provides modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a sofa and a flat-screen TV. The hotel has a 20th-floor restaurant with panoramic city views.
Smile Hotel Tokyo Asagaya
Smile Hotel Tokyo Asagaya is conveniently located next to JR Asagaya Train Station. It offers modern accommodation with a massage service and rooms with free wired internet.
YADOYA Guest House for Backpackers 'D'
Conveniently located a 3-minute walk from JR Nakano Station, YADOYA Guest House for Backpackers 'D' offers cosy dormitory-style rooms.
Tokyo Hostel Fuji
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Tokyo Hostel Fuji is set in Tokyo, 3 km from Meiji Jingu Shrine. The rooms are fitted with a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.
Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Ogikubo
Located 4 minutes away on foot from JR Ogikubo Station, Capsule Hotel Anshin Oyado Ogikubo features a hot spring bath that is open at all hours of the day. There is a 24-hour front desk at the hotel. Free WiFi is available through