Jūjō, Tokyo

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Jūjō (十条?) is a working class district in Kita, Tokyo, Japan. It is about 10 minutes north of Ikebukuro by train. It is serviced by the Saikyo Line which stops at Jūjō Station. It is particularly well known for the long serpentine shopping arcade known as Jūjō Ginza, very close to the main entrance/exit of Jūjō Station.

At first glance Jūjō seems a run-down place but a real sense of community thrives here, evidenced by the large number of traditional shops, small scale public baths (sentō) and enthusiastic festivals.