Explore like a Tokyoite! Take a walk in Suginami, Tokyo

With great access from Shinjuku and other central Tokyo areas, Suginami is a popular residential area with abundant nature. Therefore, it is a place where you can feel the daily life of Japanese people, which is unseen at famous tourist sites. Featuring 4 stations on the Chuo Line in Suginami, including Nishi-Ogikubo, Ogikubo, Asagaya, and Koenji, this article introduces recommended walking routes starting from these stations. Find the one you like, and start from there to visit Suginami.


A store selling French items and goods, reflecting the owner’s passion.

Address Nishiogi-kita 4-5-24, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 7 min. on foot from the north exit of Nishi-Ogikubo Station
Business hours 11 am – 8 pm
Regular holiday Tuesdays
URL https://www.instagram.com/boite.tv/

North West Antiques

This shop offers a wide variety of retro furniture, antiques, and other items, both Japanese and Western.

Address Nishiogi-kita 4-18-6, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 2 min. on foot from Boite
Business hours 11 am – 6 pm
Regular holiday Wednesdays
URL http://northwest-antiques.com


At this shop selling antique glass, lamps, and furniture, you can appreciate “wa (Japanese style).”

Address Nishi-ogikubo 4-35-8, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 1 min. on foot from NorthWestAntiques
Business hours 12 pm - 7 pm
Regular holiday Wednesdays
URL https://www.nishiogi-rakuda.com/

Inazuma Cafe

A cafe restaurant with lots of illustrative drawings from manga on white walls. It also offers a popular “latte art.”

Address Amanuma 3-27-10, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 4 min. on foot from the north exit of Ogikubo Station
Business hours 10 am – 10 pm (L.O. 21:30)
Regular holiday irregularly
URL https://experience-suginami.tokyo/2015/09/inazuma-cafe/

Tokyo Polytechnic University Suginami Animation Museum

The first museum in Japan that deals with every area of anime.

If you want to experience Japan’s “anime” pop-culture for free, this is the place for you. Admission: free

Address Kamiogi 3-29-5, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 18 min. on foot from InazumaCafe
Business hours 10 am – 6 pm (entry until 5:30 pm)
Regular holiday Mondays (If holiday Monday, the following day will be closed) *Irregularly closed
URL https://experience-suginami.tokyo/2015/08/suginami-animation-museum/

Otaguro Park

Walk amid the lush greenery of a Japanese garden!

Admission: free

Address Ogikubo 3-33-12, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 6 min. on foot from the South Exit of Ogikubo Station
Business hours 9 am – 5 pm (entry until 4:30 pm)
Regular holiday from December 29 to January 1
URL https://experience-suginami.tokyo/2015/09/otaguro-park/

Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine

A shrine with a history of over 200 years. It offers popular colorful good-luck charms, called “kan-musubi,” with unique lacy designs.

Entrance fee: free Price for “kan-musubi”: 1,000 yen for one

Address Asagaya-kita 1-25-5, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 3 min. on foot from the north exit of Asagaya Station
Business hours January, February, and March: 6 am – 5 pm April and May: 5:30 am – 5:30 pm Jun and July: 5 am – 5:30 pm (6 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) August and September: 5 am – 5:30 pm October: 5:30 am – 5 pm November and December: 6 am – 5 pm
URL https://experience-suginami.tokyo/2015/12/shinmeigu-shrine/

Asagaya Pearl Center Shopping Street

An arcaded shopping street stretching 700 meters lined with about 250 shops and stores, filled with the lived-in feeling of local people.

Access 1 min. on foot from the south exit of Asagaya Station
URL https://experience-suginami.tokyo/2015/09/asagaya-pearl-center/

Chimoto Sohonten

Famous for kakigori shaved ice made with rare natural ice topped with matcha-flavored syrup.

Address Asagaya-minami 1-14-13, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 8 min. on foot from the south exit of Asagaya Station,on Asagaya Pearl Center Shopping Street
Business hours 11 am – 7 pm (L.O. 6:30 pm)
Regular holiday irregularly
URL https://experience-suginami.tokyo/2018/08/chimoto/


Offers a wide range of cool, casual old clothing, including T-shirts and sneakers.

Address Koenji-minami 4-6-1, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 4 min. on foot from the south exit of Koenji Station
Business hours 12:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Regular holiday open everyday


A peculiar space recreating a world just like one in a movie. It is a select shop selling clothes, goods, and items all only available here.

Address Eiwa Bld. Koenji #304, Koenji-minami 3-45-1, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 1 min. on foot from SLUT
Business hours 1 pm – 9 pm on weekdays, 12 pm – 10 pm on weekends
Regular holiday Tuesdays
URL http://kennycreation.com/shop/

Koenji Hikawa-jinja Shrine

The only meteorological shrine in Japan!

For more information about Suginami, please visit: https://experience-suginami.tokyo/ 

Eat Ramen at Ogikubo! https://att-japan.net/en/archives/7729

Address Koenji-minami 4-44-19, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Access 2 min. on foot from the south exit of Koenji Station
Business hours early morning – 5:30 pm (April - September) early morning – 5:00 pm (October – March)
URL https://koenji-hikawa.com/en/

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