Kichijoji Area – Where Countryside Meets Big City

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  • December is here and surely many people are preparing for the winter break. If you’re planning to visit Tokyo, I’m sure you have a number of places prepared to go to. There are many beautiful locations to visit in Central Tokyo but if you’re looking for something a bit different yet not so far from the central metropolis, Kichijoji is one place to go!

    Kichijoji

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    Kichijoji is located in the western area of Tokyo Musashino. This place is a popular go-to are for people of all ages and has a calm feel to the vicinity despite being a shopping district. Getting to Kichijoji will only take about 15 minute ride by the Chuo Line from Shinjuku.

    Kirarina

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    Kirarina is a shopping complex connected to the station that has just opened in April of last year. The store houses shops that are mainly targeted at women and offers a variety of products as well as a number of food establishments.


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    Harmonica Yokocho

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    The Harmonica Yokocho is located just outside the north exit of the station and is filled with clusters of shops. There are about a hundred shops and restaurants occupying retro buildings of the street which was once a black market during after world war 2, now providing affordable products and meals to all kinds of people!

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    Inokashira Park Zoo

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    There are around 200 species of wildlife in the Inokashira Park Zoo. There is also a squirrel house where park visitors can get close to the little forest animals. The Inokashira Park Zoo is a perfect place for those with kids and both young and old can enjoy the zoo.

    Inokashira Park Zoo
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    There are many other beautiful places to visit and check out in Kichijoji. There’s a little bit of everything for ever people here and is a medium of the city and countryside. Make sure to check out this suburban part of Tokyo if you’re coming!

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