10 Things to Do in Suginami That You Shouldn't Miss

December 3, 2017 Darleen Reid

Suginami in Japan, from Asia region, is best know for Shopping Malls. Discover best things to do in Suginami with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Suginami

1. Nakano Broadway

5-52-15 Nakano, Nakano 164-0001, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3388-7004
Excellent
38%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 370 reviews

Nakano Broadway

Reviewed By msg84 - Scotland, United Kingdom

Didn’t plan to visit but stopped by as it’s on the way home from Ghibli Museum (20 mins or so). It’s also not far to/from Shinjuku.
Unusual place, lots of used luxury watch shops and toy shops in amongst pharmacies and small restaurants - there are a lot of toy shops with the acrylic boxes where people rent and sell their toys, I’ve seen loads of these in Hong Kong too. Cute toy culture is in abundance here if that is of interest.

Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-6805-2638
Excellent
47%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Shimokitazawa

Reviewed By Gett B - Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines

Probably my new favorite neighborhood! Loved the relaxed vibes and the tons of vintage shops around. If you love vintage clothes shopping and a really lovely neighborhood, visit this place!

3. Inokashira Onshi Park

1 Gotenyama and 1 Kichijoji Minamicho, Musashino 180-0005, Tokyo Prefecture +81 422-47-6900
Excellent
41%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 507 reviews

Inokashira Onshi Park

Reviewed By C D - North Carolina

I visited in early March hoping to see the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) in full bloom. I was a few weeks early, but the park still did not disappoint. Large trees, benches and food stands are every. Clean restrooms and the Zoo is also part of the park.
This is a very much used park on the weekends and holidays. You will see families everywhere, having picnics, riding paddle boats (some boats looking like swans) playing and just having fun. It is a popular jogging park and and connects Inokashira to Kichijoji if you want to walk between the two.

4. Ghibli Museum

1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka 181-0013, Tokyo Prefecture +81 570-055-777
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ghibli Museum

The brainchild of award-winning Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki, this museum includes a theater showing film excerpts, a whimsical children's play zone, a rooftop garden, and exhibits related to his movies, including Spirited Away.

Reviewed By stormborne - Sydney

This gorgeous museum is the embodiment oid Ghibli- no phones/ pictures, highly sensory, very earthly (wooden tones, nature details, roof top garden) and cosy throughout in its design.
It's a reasonably compact place with four main Exhibitions and the theatre. You're given a snippet of a film reel to show on your way in to watch the short film - great peice of memorabilia. We watched one about wrestling rats. No English subtitles but not really needed.
My favorite room was the three artist rooms that were laden with sketches from all movies and you could just imagine Hayao Miyazaki sitting there.
The rooftop Robot from Laputa was spectacular amongst the greenery an flowers.
My only complaint is that they need an adult cat bus so that we can play too.
Highly recommend for any Ghibli fan

As a side note: yes it gets crazily busy and yes buying the tickets is hard (in fact, we missed tickets for March and April and our only option was to visit as part of a full day tour). But its ski heartening to see so many people appreciating the artwork and philosophy of Studio Ghibli films. Go, relax and enjoy. Who knows if you'll get the chance again.

5. H.I.S. Tourist Information Center Harajuku

1-19-11 Jingumae | Harajuku Ash Bldg 1F, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-5770-5131
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

H.I.S. Tourist Information Center Harajuku

Harajuku is the capital for youth fashion and culture. A walk along the iconic street, Takeshita will allow you to experience an extreme Kawaii-ness with many fashion boutiques, cafes and crepe stands. Not far away is Omotesando, which offer more mature fashion stores. Don't worry if you are not an fashionholic, the famous Yoyogi park and Meiji Jingu shrine are only few minutes walk from the station. If you got lost or did not know what to do in Harajuku, please do not hesitate to stop by our Harajuku Tourist Information Center. Our staffs will be happy to answer all your questions. In addition, we also provide currency exchange, baggage storage, data sims card and tours to popular destination in Japan (beside, there is free WiFi in-store).

Reviewed By tee_wcha - Sydney, Australia

The staff are very friendly and speak English. They are also very helpful with whatever questions you may have about travelling in Tokyo. We booked the hedgehog & owl cafe package through them and it's actually cheaper to book it through here than you paying at the cafes.

6. Shakujii Park

Shakujiidai 1 chome, Nerima 177-0045, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3996-3950
Excellent
33%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Shakujii Park

Reviewed By bjp257 - Allen, Texas

Just a short walk from Shakujii-Koen station is this beautiful gem. It's a fairly large park with a variety of activities set around a lake. I might have missed it except for the size of the lake on the map. There are information plaques on the trees, trails throughout, a small temple, paddle boat rentals, fishing & a small bandstand. After several visits I still have not seen the whole park. I prefer to take in in small parts. But it's a very relaxing environment. And there are always lots of families with small children, young adults exercising & seniors meeting to chat. The snack area has everything including prices written in Japanese. So if you feel adventurous, just point & nod.

Musashino, Tokyo Prefecture +855 17 434 733
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 277 reviews

Kichijoji

Reviewed By PeccaEats - Singapore

I really liked it - Kichijoji is a very chilled neighborhood with character and things to do. Very livable - the type of neighborhood I would move to if I were to relocate to Tokyo. Conveniently busy with lots of shops near the train station, but once you venture out on one side, there are lovely shops and eateries before you get to a beautiful park with a pond (Inokashira Park). Coincidentally when I was there, there were celebrations for the park's 100th year anniversary. There was a band playing, stalls and activities. Even without that, it is lovely to just walk around or just sit/ lie on a picnic mat while enjoying the sights and sounds.
I didn't visit the zoo or the Ghibli museum.
On the other side of the train station, there is a mix of little shops in a residential-like area - reminds me of the beginning of Nottinghill in London. Plenty of streets and shops to browse around and venture into, and quaint little cafes to sit and take a break at. It was a wonderful change from the busyness of Tokyo.

8. Nakano San Mall Shopping Street

5 Nakano, Nakano 164-0001, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3387-3586
Excellent
17%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Nakano San Mall Shopping Street

Reviewed By Jerry Y - Honolulu, United States

This is right out of Nakano station, a small area of stores that leads directly into Nakano Broadway. There are some chain stores, like Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Lawson, some small restaurants, some other small stores. The roof of the area was very distinctive and I think I found that the most interesting thing about this area. I wouldn't make this a destination by itself, but it is nice to stop in for a bite to eat before or after visiting Nakano Broadway.

9. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

11 Naitocho, Shinjuku 160-0014, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3341-1461
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Reviewed By malupit - Manila, Philippines

The park is a great place to view the cherry blossoms if you're traveling when they are in full bloom. Large open spaces where children can run, picnics allowed on the grounds.

10. Gotokuji Temple

2-24-7 Gotokuji, Setagaya 154-0021, Tokyo Prefecture +81 3-3426-1437
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Gotokuji Temple

Reviewed By Maria O

I went just a few days ago. There were lots of people just taking pictures and enjoying the whole scenario. The autumn colours were great, very photogenic. A very well spent afternoon. And you can also buy the little cats and leave it next to the others for good luck.

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