Nishiogikubo is an area located in Suginami-ku, Tokyo. There is a shopping street around the station, lined with restaurants, general merchandise stores, clothing stores, and other stores. The restaurant district on the south side in front of the station is lined with a variety of stores, maintaining the atmosphere of the Showa period. The south and north sides of the station are also lined with a mixture of various styles of restaurants, including standing bars and bars, and many genres of restaurants, such as fish, meat, chicken, oyster, Chinese, French, and Italian. There are also many quiet residential areas, and a short walk will bring you to a quiet atmosphere. Nishiogikubo is also known for its Zempukuji Park, a lush green area with abundant nature. Like Inokashira Park in the neighboring city of Kichijoji, Musashino City, it is crowded with many people during the cherry blossom viewing season. In addition to being used for strolling and jogging, visitors can also enjoy the beauty of nature, such as cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, depending on the season. Many people buy houses because of the abundance of nature nearby, and the area is popular for both sales and rentals. The popularity of the area is due to its convenient shopping, with supermarkets such as Life, Summit, Seiyu, and Kinokuniya, as well as a small shopping street. Nishi Ogikubo is also known as a town where many artists and creators live. Nishi Ogikubo is also known as a place where many artists and creators live and work, where art events and live music concerts are held, and where diverse cultures intermingle. Recently, Nishi Ogikubo has been featured on TV and used as a filming location for movies, and its popularity is increasing year by year.
On holidays (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays), there is no rapid train operation on the Chuo Line, so use the Sobu Line’s local train. Even with the local train, access to Shinjuku is convenient, taking only about 15 minutes. The Sobu Line train also runs directly to the Tozai Line, so access to Takadanobaba and Urayasu is possible without having to change trains. If you take the Marunouchi subway line from the neighboring Ogikubo station, you can easily reach Ginza and Akasaka-mitsuke without having to change trains, as it is the first station on the line. It takes only 12 minutes from Shinjuku Station by Sobu Line local train and Chuo Line rapid train.