Jizo Dori Shopping Street
Jizo Dori is a shopping street in the northern Tokyo neighborhood of Sugamo. The 800-meter long road is filled with about 200 shops and restaurants mainly targeted toward the elderly. Because of this, Jizo Dori is affectionately called ‘Grandma’s Harajuku‘.
Toshima Ward is a northern ward of Tokyo and home to Ikebukuro, the main commercial and transportation hub anchoring northwestern Tokyo. The ward’s main claim to fame is the modern, redevelopment-focused area around Ikebukuro, but if you are looking for a place to call home in Tokyo, consider Toshima’s slower-paced neighborhoods. There are upscale residential areas like Mejiro, thriving working-class neighborhoods like Sugamo and the beautiful landscaped gardens near Komagome.