Sangen-jaya is the departure station for the Setagaya Line. It was selected as one of the “Top 100 Stations of the Kanto Region” in 1998. Carrot Tower, which is directly linked to the station, opened in 1996. Standing 27 stories tall, it has become a landmark of Sangen-jaya. Although primarily an office building containing some cultural facilities, it has a free observation space on the 26th story that offers superb views. Around the station are shopping promenades, supermarkets, discount stores, and other shops that are sure to satisfy any shopper. Particularly recommended is Chazawa-dori Street, which connects Sangen-jaya and Shimo-Kitazawa. Lined with retail shops and restaurants, it is just the place for shopping and a stroll. It becomes very lively on Sundays when it becomes a pedestrian zone.
On the top most 26th floor of the Carrot Tower are an observation lobby and restaurant. The observation lobby is free of charge. Many people visit it to enjoy the view. It is possible to see Mount Fuji on sunny days when the air is clear.
Address: 4-1-1 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Access:Two-minute walk from Sangen-jaya Station on the Den-en-toshi Line
Closed on the second Wednesday of each month and the year-end and New Year’s holidays
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sancha de Daidogei is a street performance event held every autumn. It features numerous performances that take place throughout Sangen-jaya. Many people come to spend the day enjoying street performances in various parts of the town.
This walk-and-eat event is a joint project organized by eleven shopping streets along the Setagaya Line.
The tour lets participants try free samples of foods eagerly presented by shops to promote the tasty offerings of their shopping street. It is a popular autumn event.