Ogikubo: Ramen, Anime, History, Classical Music

Ramen in Tokyo is often associated with Ogikubo in Suginami, mainly because the “Tokyo Style” soy sauce base ramen was invented here. As a result the area is filled with ramen shops, some of which offer competition with other styles as well.
Ramen is part of Ogikubo’s history, and you can also learn about the history of Japanese animation at the Suginami Animation Museum. Classical music is also part of Ogikubo’s history, as the famous Japanese music critic and musician, Motoh Otaguro, had his home here. Now the beautiful Japanese garden Otaguro Park remains where he lived, featuring one of the best autumn foliage illumination displays in west Tokyo.



[updated May 2018]