I have been strolling around in Koenji the other day in search of second-hand shops. The shops were alright but I liked the neighbourhood more for his charming scruffy side. Koenji was the birthplace of the punk movement in Japan, though exploring the streets now I barely see any leftovers of punk material. There is a red neck / blue collar taste to it, which to me is much more interesting and authentic than the polished shopping malls of the posh Tokyo Midtown.
Am I getting this right? Charmy ladies for free?
A saké bar with menu.
The fish market.
Sapporo beer outdoor bar (and shopping trolley out of don't know where).
A used book store.