Kichijouji - 吉祥寺

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Kichijouji - 吉祥寺

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This neighbourhood has a long tradition as an artistic place. Many musicians and artist choose the streets of Kichijouji to live and perform at its live houses. Nowadays It's also a famous shopping area filled with cool small boutiques.
Its lake park Inokashira, the first one funded by the Emperor opened to the public, is one of the most beautiful in the city; specially during spring and fall.
Animation fans shouldn't miss the Gibli Museum located just one stop from Kichijoji at Mitaka.

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Great neighbourhood! We loved it!! :)

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I love Kichijouji, used to go there many times when I lived in Tokyo. Great and relaxed area, with many nice shops and cafes. It's worth the short train ride from Shinjuku. A must visit is 井の頭公園 (Inokashira kouen/Inokashira park), which is just a small walk away from Kichijouji station. It's so beautiful during the hanami season.

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