Re:gendo

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Re:gendo is a cafe, apparel and arts and crafts store found in the quaint backstreets of Nishi-Ogikubo, just a few minutes from the station. It embodies everything about Shimane prefecture, capturing the essence of its history, culture and beauty that help inspire everything on offer here.

Overview

Address

3-38-20 Shoan, Suginami City, Tokyo 167-0054 (Directions)

Hours

11:00 - 19:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 19:00
Holidays 11:00 - 19:00

Phone Number

03-5941-8664

Website

https://www.gungendo.co.jp/pages/details/003102.php

General Amenities

  • Non-smoking

Access

3 minutes from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station, South Exit

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