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Koenji is a an extremely interesting neighborhood located at just a 5 minute train ride on the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku. It's most popular for being a hub for street fashion and having great cheap izakayas, reastaurants and bars. Here is a guide to the shopping streets around the Koenji Station.
Koenji is simply the perfect neighborhood to chill-out with friends and to have a couple of drinks at a bar or izakaya. The area has so many good places to choose from that your problem might be that you won't know where to go. We made a guide to help you with that!
Here are eight amazing places to get kushikatsu and kushiage in Tokyo! Nothing better than eating a crunchy breaded piece of meat on a stick! Kushiage and Kushikatsu is a popular pub-style Japanese dish that can only be described as crunchy deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. Kinda like tempura on a stick but dipped in a sweet and salty sauce! Particularly popular with city workers and students, these restaurants are great for food and drinks after a long days work!
Meat Market is a yakiniku restaurant that doesn't only have the famous and beloved Japanese-style grilled meat, but also meat sushis and the super popular roast beef bowl! Here's more on this shop.
Koenji Awa Odori Festival: a huge dance festival in the heart of one of Tokyo's hippest neighborhood!
If you are in Tokyo in late August, make sure to check out the Koenji Awa Odori Festival. It is one of the biggest in the city, and it attracts approximately 1 million visitors! Find out more about the summer festival below!
Koenji is a really fun and fashionable neighborhood to discover. There is everything from, second-hand clothing and vinyl stores, bars, good restos, tattoo parlors, and a fun crowd.