- Walk down Koenji Pal Street, south from JR Koenji Station, and take a right where the covered arcade ends.
- Distance from Station:
- 3 minutes from JR Koenji Station
ETOILE DORI STREET
Charming Shotengai in Minami Koenji
Koenji is known for its vintage stores and for having an extended offering of authentic restaurants and bars, and there’s one shotengai in town that does it with a little extra dazzle. Adorn with colorful lanterns for the most part of the year, Etoile Dori combines all of the above in a charming way. Wonder along the few blocks that make up this shopping and dining street and enjoy vegetarian food, Korean rock, a tea or coffee on a terrace as you watch people go by, or a go hunt for rare vintage items. And if you are in town during the Awa Odori festival (the last weekend in August), be sure to make a stop here and join the locals as they turn the streets into a big block party.
ACCESS & SHOPS
Please see the map below for many shops on Pal Street reviewed on this website. Etoile Dori is the yellow line, symbolizing the shotengai shopping street.