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Sugamo Jizō-dōri

Sugamo (巣鴨) is a neighborhood in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan. It is home to Jizō-dōri (地蔵通り), a shopping street popular among the older generation, earning it the nickname "Granny's Harajuku."[1][2] It lies at the crossing point of the JR Yamanote Line and National Route 17.

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  1. ^ Nagamura, Kit (8 December 2017). "Warming to Sugamo's venerable shopping street". The Japan Times. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ Saarinen, Ili (31 March 2017). "Why is Sugamo known as 'Harajuku for grannies'?". Time Out. Retrieved 22 April 2020.

Coordinates: 35°44′20″N 139°43′52″E / 35.73889°N 139.73111°E / 35.73889; 139.73111