We at Experience Suginami Tokyo are proud to be able to introduce shopping, cuisine, events, accommodation information and more to help visitors to Tokyo experience the local culture of Suginami Ward! This area certainly has its own special vibe, and you can find your niche in the 4 areas along the Chuo Line including the vintage underground of Koenji, jazzy nostalgia of Asagaya, classical history of Ogikubo, or the artistic community of Nishi-Ogikubo. For comments and suggestions, please feel free to contact us via our Facebook page.
In Suginami Ward, Fall is the time for events, especially November! Starting on Culture Day, November 3rd, you can enjoy Suginami Festa in Ogikubo and Trolls in the Park in Nishi-Ogikubo. Starting on the 8th is the Ogikubo Music Festival and next comes the bar hopping event Nomiyasan Matsuri, on the 7th and 8th in Ogikubo and the 13th – 15th in Asagaya. Starting on Labor Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, until the 2nd of December is the Fall Foliage Illumination in Otaguro Park in Ogikubo, one of the best in the west side of Tokyo.
Last year our “Japan Culture Workshops” were a big hit, and this year we are proud to announce that Asagaya’s own Coto Lab kitchen studio will be hosting this year’s event with Japanese cooking classes. Held on August 5th during the Asagaya Tanabata Festival, you can learn temari sushi with Japanese pickles in the earlier part of the day or try sake tasting in the later part of the day– or even sign up for both and visit the Tanabata Festival in between! Sign up via email from the Coto Lab event page.
A FREE booklet featuring 10 “How-to” Manga comics from our website is now available at JR Chuo Line Stations from Koenji to Nishi-Ogikubo as well as at select hotels in Tokyo. Pick up your copy to help you make sure you don’t make any faux pas when you visit! (You can also read the full versions here)