• New How-to Manga! (2023.08.01)

    After a few years’ hiatus from the series, we’ve finally created a new “How-to” manga, this time illustrating how to use Japanese hair salons. It’s widely known that the technique and quality of Japanese beauty salons and hair care services are a cut above the rest (pun intended), but when you are visiting Tokyo you may not think it easy to go visit one and utilize their services. From Japanese Hair Straightening to dyeing services and everything in between, we hope this manga guide will help you make use of them! Check it out here.

  • Summer Festivals Return! (2023.06.13)

    After a very long hiatus, Suginami’s summer festivals return this year with the Asagaya Tanabata Festival (August 4-8) and the Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori Festival (August 26 & 27). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been 4 years since since we could enjoy these festivals, so start planning now, as many people have been eagerly waiting for their return. We are looking forward to the excitement again this summer!

  • Welcome (Back) to Japan! Enjoy Eating in Suginami (2023.05.16)

    Many people have been visiting Japan this year since the country is now open to tourism again after 3 years! We hope everyone is enjoying the sites! While you’re in Tokyo, there a lot of famous sites outside of Suginami, but if you’re looking for something off the beaten path, be sure to visit Suginami. Check out our Guides & Trips page for ideas. And if you’re out seeing the famous sites by day and looking for something to eat at night, take a look at our extensive restaurant section in the EAT & DRINK category. We also added a new baked goods page, if you’re looking for delicious snacks on the go.

  • Visit Tokyo in 2023 (2023.02.01)

    Happy New Year everyone! We at Experience Suginami Tokyo will continue to bring you local Tokyo information on our best restaurants, unique local day trips, subculture and more. The exchange rate from US Dollars to Japanese Yen is still great, and though Japan is still wearing masks in public, the situation is much safer now. Since tourism is back almost at full force, we recommend you take advantage this year if you can!