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Kichijoji (gˎ, Kichijōji) is a trendy neighborhood located just outside of central Tokyo. Consistently voted as one of the top neighborhoods that Tokyoites want to live in, Kichijoji offers a good balance of commercial business and nature, namely Inokashira Park, within a relatively small space.

Kichijoji's main shopping district lies north of the station and consists of three main arcades: Sunroad, Harmonica Yokocho and Daiyagai. Smaller shopping streets branch out from them, and they round up the plentiful shopping and dining options alongside some larger shops and department stores.

Tourist spots

Inokashira Park

Hours: Always open
Inokashira Park is a large park with a pond not far from the station. The pond in the middle of the park was one of Tokyo's six sources of potable water in the old days. Today, visitors enjoy the park on strolls or by rental row boats. Typically around late March and early April, the park becomes one ot Tokyo's most popular cherry blossom spots.

Inokashira Park Zoo

Hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (entry until 16:00)
Closed: Mondays (or Tue if Mon is a national holiday), Dec 29 to Jan 1
Admission: 400 yen
Inokashira Park Zoo is a small zoo located inside Inokashira Park. It is made up of two sections: the main zoo area features a small petting zoo and various other small animals like marmots and squirrels, while the annex concentrates on the birds and fish that can be seen in and around the park's pond. Large animals like lions cannot be seen at the zoo.

Ghibli Museum

See Ghibli Museum page for hours and fees
The Ghibli Museum is the animation and art museum of Miyazaki Hayao's Studio Ghibli. The museum is located at the western edge of Inokashira Park and can be reached in about 20 minutes on foot from Kichijoji Station.

Shopping arcades

Sunroad

Hours vary depending on shop, typically 10:00 to 21:00
The Sunroad Shopping Arcade is a single, covered shopping street that starts almost immediately north of Kichijoji Station. A wide variety of shops line both sides of the street, giving one a feel of being in a local neighborhood.

Harmonica Yokocho

Hours vary depending on shop, typically at least 17:00 to 24:00
Harmonica Yokocho (lit. harmonica lane) is named for its network of narrow lanes resembling the cross section of a harmonica. It is located immediately north of Kichijoji Station and crammed with dining establishments, bars and shops.

Daiyagai

Hours vary depending on shop, typically 10:00 to 21:00
Daiyagai is a covered shopping street parallel to the station just beyond Harmonica Yokocho. The shops here offer a variety of goods from cooked food to daily necessities and fashion. One of the more popular shops is Satou Steak House, a butcher that sells cooked food on the first floor and has a wagyu steak restaurant on the second.

Larger shops and department stores

Kirarina Kichijoji

Hours: typically 10:00 to 21:00
Kirarina is a 10-story mall located on top of Kichijoji Station. It is managed by the Keio group which also operates the Keio Inokashira Line. Kirarina's tenants are mostly fashion labels and a 2-story hobby craft store on the top floors.

Marui Kichijoji

Hours: 10:30 to 20:00 (some cafes and restaurants until 21:00)
Marui department store is a leading fashion retailer with branches in almost all of Tokyo's major districts. The Kichijoji outlet is on the south side of the station and carries lifestyle goods in addition to women's and men's fashion.

Coppice Kichijoji

Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
Coppice is a shopping mall made up of two buildings, a couple of blocks north of Kichijoji Station. Lifestyle shops make up the majority of the tenants, but a two-story bookstore and an art museum are located on the top floors. The city-operated art museum has three small galleries: two permanent ones and one for temporary exhibitions showcasing works of local artists.

Kichijoji Parco

Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
Parco is a shopping complex with an emphasis on fashion. The Kichijoji branch is north of the station and carries a variety of fashion brands as well as skincare labels.

Tokyu Kichijoji Department Store

Shops: 10:00 to 20:00
Restaurants: 11:00 to 22:00
The Tokyu department store in Kichijoji is a few blocks north of the station. The 11-story building carries women's and men's fashion brands, as well as skincare and cosmetics. A supermarket can be found in the basement, and there is a restaurant floor as well.

Uniqlo Kichijoji

Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
The seven-story Uniqlo store across from the Parco on the north side of Kichijoji Station is one of the brand's flagship stores in Tokyo.

Getting there and around

Kichijoji Station in the center of the district is served by the JR Chuo Line and the Keio Inokashira Line which provide connections to Shinjuku and Shibuya respectively.

From Tokyo and Shinjuku stations

Frequently departing, orange trains on the JR Chuo Line (rapid service) connect Kichijoji with Shinjuku (15 minutes, 220 yen one way) and Tokyo Station (30 minutes, 400 yen one way).

From Shibuya Station

Frequent trains on the Keio Inokashira Line take about 20 minutes and cost 200 yen for the one way trip between Shibuya Station and Kichijoji.

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Hotels around Tokyo

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      Budget-friendly
      Featuring free WiFi and a hot tub, Mokkoan offers accommodation in Kita Ward, Tokyo. Private parking is available on site. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. The guest house also offers free use of bicycles. Yokohama is 37 km from Mokkoan, while Chiba is 41 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 24 km from Mokkoan.
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    • HISAYO'S INN
      Budget-friendly
      Set in the Ota Ward district in Tokyo, 5 km from Tokyo International Airport Terminal No2 Observation Deck, HISAYO'S INN features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Each room has air conditioning and a safety deposit box. A shared kitchen comes with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, toaster and electric kettle. Bathrooms are shared and include free toiletries, towels, hairdryer, mouthwash and toothpaste. You will find a washing machine, tumble dryer and electrical adapter. Guests can try Japanese traditional haori jacket and have their photos taken free of charge. Rental bikes are available, and the staff can assist guests try on a yukata robe for female at a fee. Free luggage storage service is offered. Bike hire is available at this guest house and the area is popular for cycling. Oedo Onsen Monogatari is 8 km from HISAYO'S INN, while Fuji TV Odaiba is 9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 3 km from HISAYO'S INN.
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    • SOLA HOTEL
      Mid-range
      Located in Tokyo, near Kamejimashogakko Memorial Park, Kameido Tenjin Shrine and Umeyashiki Monument, SOLA HOTEL features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a shared lounge and a terrace. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A fridge and kettle are also provided. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Olinas Kinshicho Shopping Mall, Tobacco & Salt Museum and Gokinimono Museum. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 17 km from SOLA HOTEL.
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    • The Hideout Tokyo
      Mid-range
      The Hideout Tokyo is set in Tokyo. In a prime location in the Taito district, this cosy hotel is located 1.5 km from Sensoji Temple. JR Yamanote Uguisudani Station is just a 4-minute walk away. The compact rooms at The Hideout Tokyo are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Rooms come with a private bathroom. Complimentary breads, banana and coffee are served every morning. Tokyo Skytree is 2.9 km from The Hideout Tokyo, while Edo Tokyo Museum is 2.9 km from the property. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is 18 km away.
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    • Sumida Nagaya
      Budget-friendly
      Sumida Nagaya is situated in Tokyo, an 18-minute walk from Tokyo Skytree. Well situated in the Sumida Ward district, this guest house is set 2.6 km from Sensoji Temple. The property is 3.4 km from Edo Tokyo Museum and 7 km from Marunouchi Building. The guest house is equipped with a kitchenette with an electric kettle, microwave, toaster and fridge. Every room comes with a shared bathroom with a bath. An simple Japanese breakfast with rice balls and miso soup or a simple cereal is available daily at the property upon prior reservation. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 18 km from Sumida Nagaya.
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    • The Barn Tokyo
      Mid-range
      Well situated in the Taito district of Tokyo, The Barn Tokyo is set 300 metres from Shikian, 300 metres from Calligraphy Museum and 400 metres from Tokugawa Tsunayoshi Mausoleum Imperial Scroll Gate. With a garden, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is close to popular attractions like Kanei-ji Temple, Chosho-ji Temple and Kemmyo-in Temple. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. The units in The Barn Tokyo are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nippori South Park, Tokugawa Ietsuna's Mausoleum Gate Plaque and Kuroda Memorial Hall. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 19 km from The Barn Tokyo.
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      Budget-friendly
      Ideally set in Tokyo, Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi. The property is around 400 metres from Asakusa Public Hall, 500 metres from Edo Taito Traditional Crafts Center and 600 metres from Sogenji Temple. The property is close to popular attractions like Kinryu Park, Hozomon Gate and Honpo-ji Temple. Popular points of interest near the capsule hotel include Asakusa ROX Shopping Center, Drum Museum and Kappabashi-dori Shopping Street. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 18 km from Resol Poshtel Tokyo Asakusa.
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    • Hostel Chapter Two Tokyo
      Budget-friendly
      Conveniently situated in the Taito district of Tokyo, Hostel Chapter Two Tokyo is located 60 metres from Komagatado, 500 metres from Kaminarimon Gate Senso-ji and 500 metres from Ekimise Asakusa. With a shared lounge, the 1-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, and luggage storage for guests. The hostel offers a terrace. Popular points of interest near Hostel Chapter Two Tokyo include Hozomon Gate, Chiisanagarasunohonno Museum and World Bags and Luggage Museum. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.
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      Budget-friendly
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    • Palace Hotel Tokyo
      Luxury
      Situated right in the heart of Marunouchi business district, Palace Hotel Tokyo is 5-star luxury accommodation boasting 7 restaurants, a spa and a free-access fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. It is directly connected to Otemachi Subway Station and an 8-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station. Free WiFi is provided in the entire area. Offering elegant and chic ambience, each spacious room comes with a large LCD TV, a blu-ray/DVD player and a safety box. A fridge and an electric kettle are also provided. The en suite bathroom includes a small TV, a bath tub and toiletries. While staying at Tokyo Palace Hotel, guests can enjoy a workout at the fitness gym, or receive rejuvenating treatments at the on-site Evian Spa Tokyo. The concierge desk can arrange various services for guests including mobile phone rentals. Tablet rentals, copy and fax services are available for an extra charge upon request at the front desk or club lounge. Guests can enjoy authentic Japanese culinary experiences in Wadakura restaurant, Tatsumi tempura restaurant and Kanesaka sushi restaurant. Crown offers exquisite French cuisine and the city views, while Grand Kitchen serves international dishes throughout the day. Located right next to the Imperial Palace, the hotel is a 10-minute walk from Ginza shopping area, and a 5-minute train ride from Akihabara electric town. Popular Tsukiji Fish Market can be reached within a 10-minute taxi ride. Airport limousine buses are available to/from Narita and Haneda airports at an extra charge.
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