#553 Koenji

Koenji is a neighbourhood in Tokyo.

It’s home to one of the biggest summer dances – the awa odori.

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It is named after old temples in the area “ji”・寺 means temple.

It’s a hub of the younger generation and subcultures.

It’s now famous for it’s second hand stores, local restaurants and live houses.

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It’s only 10 minutes from Shinjuku so it’s a popular place to live.

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