Suginami Ward, quietly nestled on the western outskirts of Shinjuku is just this kind of place. In Suginami, you can discover the humble day-to-day life that lies beyond the bright neon and noise of one of the world’s largest cities. The Ward hosts a fantastic range of unique events throughout the year, bringing locals from all over the city to take part in the celebrations. Aside from the legendary Tokyo Koenji Awa-Odori festival in summer, events in each of the neighborhoods fill up the Suginami calendar from autumn to spring. Offering a genuine opportunity to discover Tokyo at its most authentic. Though it’s practically impossible to wrap your head around Tokyo in just one or five, or even ten, visits, Suginami is a wonderful place to begin trying.
The ward is served by four railway companies and five railway lines. Four of which are owned by JR East with the Chuo main line, Keio, Seibu Railway; and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line. There are two lines from the Keio; Keio line and Keio Inokashira line. The JR East Chuo main line also serves for stations in Suginami, Koenji, Asagaya, Ogikubo, Nishi-Ogikubo. The major station in Suginami is Ogikubo Station.