On Tokyo’s Chuo Line between Ogikubo and Kichijoji is the unique area called Nishiogikubo.

In the 20 Questions column in the April 14 edition headlined “Transforming nonessentials into essentials,” Australian fashion designer Vaughan Allison, when asked what was the most underrated area of Tokyo, answered that it was Nishiogikubo. The area, he said, has many hidden gems. Walking through the neighborhood a visitor will find treasures at every corner.

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