Koenji Station is
located on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
Line in the Koenji district of Suginami
Ward of Tokyo. The station has two
exits on either side of Ome Kaido
Avenue, the major road connecting
Shinjuku, the busy and bustling
area of Tokyo, to the western suburbs.
is a residential suburb of Tokyo
that has retained much of the traditional
lifestyle. Its houses and shops
still reflect the old character
mainly because the area has escaped
the building boom of Tokyo. Koenji
is mainly known for its shotengai
, a typical Japanese shopping
district along a covered street
that is shut off to vehicular traffic.
is the most popular shotengai
of Koenji. One end of the
shopping street is connected to
the north exit of Shin Koenji Station.
Most of the shops here sell used
clothes and music of all kinds.
There are also several large supermarkets
around Shin Koenji Station, among
them the well known Queen's
Isetan , run by the famous