SOCIAL RESIDENCE CHOFU
The Osanpo-tai explores! What kind of place is Tsutsujigaoka?
Exploring the area around Social Residence Chofu in the quiet neighborhood of Tsutsujigaoka
A new Social Residence opens in Tsutsujigaoka on the Keio line on June 1st, 2015.
The area around Tsutsujigaoka station is green with nature, and the house is in a quiet residential neighborhood. There are many shops lining the large road, with many restaurants as well. There are many cheap supermarkets in the area so you can save money! Enjoy nice days off with a stroll through the park just a short walk from the station!
In this issue, Kan, Josephine, and the Lee couple formed an "Osanpo-tai" to explore Tsutsujigaoka!
Festivals in the autumn!
Behind the share house is a Shinto shrine with an old-style atmosphere. Just watching the children play nearby made us feel like we were in a time warp. A nice place to make you wishes!
High quality and low prices
Only 20 SECONDS from the house is this pro supermarket! You can buy in bulk which is great if you're trying out new recipes. A great place to shop if you need to buy things for a party too. Fun to come here with your house mates!
Though Tsutsujigaoka station isn't as lively as, say, Shinjuku or Shibuya, it has many supermarkets, fast food, coffee, video rental, drug stores, izakayas, and locally-owned shops and restaurants as well. You can also get old-style set lunches and dango snacks here. You might feel a sense of history here, which is one of its charm points. This place can really feel like home.
There are a lot of Indian curry restaurants around Tsutsujigaoka! Cheap and filling! Find your favorite place where you can be a regular customer. :)
This curry place is particularly known for its huge naan!
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There is a really popular ramen shop outside the station that always has long lines. It is a simple soy-sauce-based ramen. It also has stewed and fried pork, and wontons that melt in your mouth. We finished before we knew it! They also make a sweet tomato cold ramen perfect for summer. Looks like you can't go wrong here!
Bouldering gym hangout
First "bouldering" experience!
Time to burn off those calories. Take a little walk to find this rock-climbing gym. Get fit!
This area is where novelist Saneatsu Mushanokoji spent his final 20 years. Once you emerge from the tunnel, you are surrounded by nature, much like in Spirited Away. This is a nice park to read a book or just enjoy nature, or talk with your friends.
So, what did you think of the Osanpo-tai's excursion to Social Residence Chofu? You may not have ever even heard of Tsutsujigaoka, but it has lots of great shops and restaurants and of course a sense of nature you don't usually get in Tokyo. You also have good access to the rest of the city on the train lines. It's a great place to explore and hang out with your friends. Why not come live out here?