Private Tour - Meet Japanese Grandmas at Sugamo Jizo-dori Shopping Street

The Goddess of Mercy, Kannon-sama, and edible lucky charms!

Travel to Japan and visit Sugamo, a little known tourist destination. Get to know the local mascot character, Sugamon, and visit a variety of shops, such as Tamaya which sells beautiful accessories.
* Duration: 3 to 4 hours
* Starts: Toshima City, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




The Goddess of Mercy, Kannon-sama, and edible lucky charms!

Travel to Japan and visit Sugamo, a little known tourist destination. Get to know the local mascot character, Sugamon, and visit a variety of shops, such as Tamaya which sells beautiful accessories.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Sugamojizodorishotengai Information Center, 3-chōme-32-32 Sugamo, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0002, Japan

Sugamon no Oshiri: There is a part of the body of the mascot of this shopping street: Sugamon at the entrance of this shopping street. Guess what. It is its pure-white hip that is exhibited! It is said that it will bring you luck especially in terms of love if you touch that hip!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: (株)河村屋 巣鴨店, 3-chōme-21-15 Sugamo, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0002, Japan

A shop specializing in the good old Japanese taste: “Tsukemono”, traditional Japanese pickles using several kinds of vegetables. There are also unique pickles here which are perfect for souvenirs!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Raijindo, 3-chōme-21-15 Sugamo, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0002, Japan

Let’s walk-and-eat “Senbei”, traditional Japanese rice cracker! There are more than 110 of different kinds of it here so you can find one for your souvenir!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mizuno, 3-chōme-33-3 Sugamo, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0002, Japan

Ganso Shio-daifuku Mizuno: A “Daifuku” shop with a long history. Daifuku is a soft round rice cake stuffed with sweet bean jam. The daifuku here has beans and salt on its surface! It is worth trying since it is really delicious!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Togenuki Jizoson Koganji Temple, 3-chōme-35-2 Sugamo, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0002, Japan

This spot explains one of the reasons why there are so many grandmas in Sugamo. It is a guardian deity of children that is said that will cure your disease and make you live longer if you pray for it. You can have very rare experiences such as worshiping by pouring water and drinking amulets!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: マルジ 日本一の赤パンツ館, Japan, 〒170-0002 Tokyo, Toshima City, Sugamo, 4-chōme−22−7 グランドコアいせや

Let’s get energy and luck from the red color! This shop is filled with red kinds of stuff! The red underwear are especially famous! There are a bunch of people from all over Japan seeking red merchandise!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tokiwa Shokudo, 3-chōme-14-20 Sugamo, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0003, Japan

A diner which is famous for its really delicious seafood. Grandmas know the best stuff since they live long and there are many grandmas making a line for this diner! Once you have a bite, you will understand why this spot is so famous!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rikugien Garden, 6-16-3 Honkomagome, Bunkyo 113-0021 Tokyo Prefecture

A superb view of the Japanese garden which you can see from a slightly high bamboo forest! The pond, the beautifully arranged trees, and flowers of the season make it more than just beautiful! You better visit there in late March since the huge weeping cherry will be fully blooming then!

Duration: 40 minutes