Oak Explorers: Kami-Itabashi station

Oakhouse's first large-scale share house of 2019, Garden Town Itabashi-Nakadai, opens in Itabashi ward in Tokyo! You can use two stations close to the house: Kami-Itabashi station on the Tobu Tojo line, or Shimura Sanchome station on the Toei Mita line. In this issue, the Oak Explorers took a look around Kami-Itabashi station on the Tobu Tojo line. It is a popular bedroom community, with lots of things around the station, including a large park. From the north exit, you can even find a planetarium! There is a shopping street out from the south exit, with many old established and convenient shops. Kami-Itabashi is a great place to find lots of tasty things to eat, and we went to a burger shop that is getting rave reviews online. Come explore Kami-Itabashi with us!

North exit of Kami-Itabashi station

Convenient shopping, with a drugstore and supermarket nearby

Lots of fast food too

A town with a Planetarium
The Itabashi Science Education Museum is devoted to helping all people discover and engage with science in an enjoyable way. We decided to drop by, and check out what they have to offer. They have a great planetarium program with explanations for children, and a program focused on the origins of Greek myths assiciated with the stars. We really recommend checking it out!

Itabashi Science Education Museum

Entrance to the Itabashi Science Education Museum

Futuristic exterior

Lots of parks in Kami Itabashi
Right near the Itabashi Science Education Museum is the Itabashi Heiwa Park. There's a park by the station as well, as well as parks with places to play baseball, run track and field, with a gym and dog run too. Maybe you'll run into a lot of good doggies when you're out and about!

Itabashi Heiwa Park

Barbecues in the summer! (with prior permit)

From the south exit of Kami Itabashi station is the Ginza shopping street, which is always bustling with lots of shops, including chain stores and much more. This is actually an area well-known for its good food, so we hope you like eating!

Starting from the south exit of Kami-Itabashi

This jumbo tako-yaki stall is right near the entrance of the shopping street

Fresh meat

Delicious roast cutlet

Hitomoto Ishidaya

One particular shop that had a lot of people going in and our was Hitomoto Ishidaya. It has been in business over 70 years, and is beloved by the locals. They do not use any preservatives or additives, and there are many products you can only buy here in Kami Itabashi sold here. Their menu includes many sweets, from Japanese ones like chestnut manju and dorayaki, to western ones like roll cakes and madelleines. They sell up to 4,000 chestnut manju per day!! If you've got a sweet tooth, definitely drop by!

Popular raspberry cake

cheap mini-roll fruit cake

Hungry Heaven is a burger shop just 10 seconds(!) walk from the north exit of Kami-Itabashi station. They have about 80 items on the menu! A friend told us about it, so we went to go see its chic style.

Just 10-seconds walk from the station!

Super tasty patties

A beautiful sight of burgers!

Cool interior

No exaggeration, it was one of the best burgers we'd ever had!
The high-quality all-beef patties are about 130 grams each, and are made from ground special cuts of beef. It feels more like eating "meat" than a "hamburger", if that makes any sense. The buns and sauces are also exquisite.

Shop info
Hungry HeavenKami-Itabashi
Tokyo, Itabashi-ku, Tokiwadai 4-33-3 Asaka bldg. 2F

Editor's notes
So what do you think of Kami-Itabashi? It's a great place to live if you want convenient eats, with all sorts of foods, from old sweets shops to ramen joints.
Next, we'll take a look at Garden Town Itabashi Nakadai house itself, coming March 16th!

Playing a drawing game while waiting for our burgers