Antiques, Street Bars and Restaurants
Further down the Chuo Line from Shinjuku and downtown Tokyo, and thus somewhat the road less traveled and off the beaten path, is Nishi-Ogikubo. So if you’re looking for a spot that doesn’t have a touristy-feel, and that is simply cool and unique, Nishi-Ogikubo is the place. It has an “old town” vibe with its large amount of antique shops and other artistic shops with antique decor. At night the town comes alive with its ebisu street bars and restaurants. It is surely a place to drink and be merry, should the mood strike you.
Also known for various events and the large Zenpukuji Park, there are many reasons to go the extra mile to Nishi-Ogikubo.