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Bar alley in Nishi-Ogikubo

Nishi-Ogikubo was a district in Suginami ward, Tokyo which existed till 1970. The district was renamed to Nishi-Ogi-kita and Nishi-Ogi-minami but these districts are still called as Nishi-Ogi, shorter version of Nishi-Ogikubo.

The district is around JR Nishi-Ogikubo station which is on Chuo main line. Chuo rapid trains and Chuo-Sobu local trains call at Nishi-Ogikubo on weekdays but Chuo-Sobu local trains only on Saturday and Sunday. Nishi-Ogikubo is the westernmost JR station of designated zone of special wards of Tokyo metropolis. Within this zone, all fares are calculated from/to Tokyo station in case the distance is more than 200 km. Which means if you are traveling from Nishi-Ogikubo to Kyoto, the fare will be between Tokyo and Kyoto stations, which does not include the distance 20.6 km between Nishi-Ogikubo and Tokyo stations.

Nishi-Ogikubo is a residential area which narrow alleys and streets are existed. You can find small bars and diners around Nishi-Ogikubo station, which is ideal from bar hopping.

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