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Just south of JR/Tokyo Metro Ogikubo Station
Distance from Station:
less than 1 minute from JR/Tokyo Metro Ogikubo Station


Pass Through the Clock Arch and Pass the Time Ogikubo Style

Looking for fresh produce? How about Korean Food, or Meat Barbecue? Fashionable clothing and bags? Ramen or Udon noodles? Or maybe just a stroll down a shopping street to get an idea of what the scenery is like in a unique part of Tokyo removed from the downtown turmoil….

Nakadori Shotengai in Ogikubo has you covered for these things and more. Definitely a great place to find something to eat like exquisite udon at Yumi or the famous European stew and curry restaurant, Tomato, but also a place for regular shopping or souvenir shopping. There are some very one-of-a-kind shops on the street, for example, a Japanese Umeboshi shop. Maybe people visiting Japan do not have interest in the sour pickled plum umeboshi, but if you were one of the few, the shop on this street is a must-visit! Even if you don’t feel like spending your yen, Nakadori offers an up-close view of Suginami lifestyle. Follow the street to the Zenpukuji River, and continue your walk along the river if you want to walk further. You may see some interesting birds, and if you are really enjoying your walk you could go all the way to Zenpukuji River Park, perfect in cherry blossom season.


Please see the map below for shops on Nakadori Shotengai reviewed on this website. Nakadori shopping street is the maroon line, symbolizing the shotengai shopping street.

[updated October 2018]