Address:
2 Chome-22-5 Koenjikita, Suginami City, Tokyo
Distance from Station:
3 minutes on foot from JR Koenji Station, North Exit
Phone:
03-3336-9346 (Japanese only)
Open:
Weekdays 12:00pm - 9:30pm, Weekends & Holidays 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Usually Closed Mondays
Website:
https://www.instagram.com/thegatekoenji/
Communication:
Mostly Japanese (only the owner speaks a little English)
  • no-smoking

THE GATE

A Maze of Amazing Koenji Used and Vintage Items
[published March 2020]

Walking out the north side of Koenji station, at the end of Junjo shopping street, you will find a Koenji landmark clothing store called The Gate. It almost has a museum-like quality even if you don’t purchase anything it is worth a visit, but their prices are some of the most reasonable in Tokyo with lots of special sales. The store is a warren of booths to meander through with all sorts of new and used goods with a rock-vibe. Think of it like an old rocker’s general store. They specialize in all sorts of men’s and women’s casual clothing and a few children’s items thrown in like: band T-shirts, jeans, work clothing, military goods, basics and more. But there are many more items like: toys, records, skater gear, band patches, beads, accessories like sunglasses, bags, rings and necklaces, and miscellaneous sundries and brick-a-brack. You should have a great time visiting this Koenji institution.

 

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