Sugamo Pilgrim Tour : Strolling along the "Sugamo Jizo-Dori Street" | Toshima City Volunteer Guides for International Visitors (GIV)

Sugamo Pilgrim Tour : Strolling along the "Sugamo Jizo-Dori Street" | Toshima City Volunteer Guides for International Visitors (GIV)

Sugamo Pilgrim Tour : Strolling along the "Sugamo Jizo-Dori Street"

Entrance of
Entrance of "Jizo-Dori Street"

In this route, you will explore the "Jizo-Dori Street" which is known as "grandmas' Harajyuku." There are about two hundred shops along the street. You will find Japanese traditional sweets and a wide selection of fashion and accessories in addition to the Koganji temple which is famous for its "thorn-drawing" legend. Through walking around you will experience heart-warming contact with people. On your way back, you can enjoy a brief ride on a classic street car, the only remaining line left in service in Tokyo.

Koganji Temple
Koganji Temple
Koshinzuka Station
Koshinzuka Station
General
Available Days 4th Sunday of a month
Departure Time 1:00PM at Toshima City Tourism Association*
Duration of the Tour About 1.5 hours (can be adjusted)
Cost 450 yen per person for transportation
Route
Toshima City Tourism Association office (Ikebukuro) ⇒ Ikebukuro Station ⇒ Sugamo Station ⇒ Entrance of "Jizo-Dori Street" (stroll of the street) ⇒Shinshoji Temple ⇒Koganji Temple⇒Koshinzuka Station (Street car ride) ⇒ Higashi-Ikebukuro 4 chome Station ⇒ Ikebukuro Station (end)

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