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Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street
A good old shopping street that values the hospitality spirit that has continued since the Edo period.
While Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street is affectionately known as "Grandma's Harajuku", in recent years it has been drawing attention as a spot enjoyable for people of all ages and genders. Spanning approximately 780m, the shopping street is home to about 200 stores covering a diverse range of genres, including Japanese sweets, Western sweets, bakeries, tea shops, rice cracker shops, and Buddhist altar accessory shops.
The history of Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street dates back to the Edo period. It is said to have originated as a town built as the first rest stop for travelers departing from Nihonbashi, the starting point of the Nakasendo route. Along the stretch from "Edoroku Jizouson Shinshoji Temple" at the entrance of the shopping street to "Sugamo Koushin-zuka", tea houses and eateries were scattered, bustling with worshippers and travelers.
In addition, there are many historic temples, shrines, and historic sites scattered around the area, such as Rikugien Garden, designated as a special place of scenic beauty by the country, and the former Furukawa Garden. Extend your journey a little and enjoy a stroll.
An old-fashioned shopping street loved as "Grandma's Harajuku".
There are many gourmet spots, and some popular ones often have queues.
A fair is held on every day with a 4 in the date, attracting many people.
There are plenty of sights to see, such as Koganji Temple, famous for Togenuki Jizo, and Shinshoji Temple, known as one of the Edoroku Jizouson (six Jizou guardians of Edo).
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Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)
Sorry, we don’t.
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Are coin lockers available?
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
- Varies by store
- Varies by store
(1) About a 2-minute walk from the Kanezuka stop of the Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line)
(2) About a 5-minute walk from the JR Yamanote Line and Toei Subway Mita Line’s Sugamo Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)