One interesting fact that should not be forgotten when talking about Kichijoji is that Studio Ghibli has built its museum on the far side of the Inokashira Park.
The Ghibli Mueseum is well worth a visit for any fan of Hayao Miyazaki, and only a 15 minute walk from Kochijoji Station. Don't come without tickets though, as there are none sold at the door. Tickets can only be obtained in advance from Lawson stores, which is a bit of a drag.
Parts of Kichijoji are also featured in various anime, such as Tokio Wars, GTO, Rokudenashi Blues and Umi ga Kikoeru. Studio Ghilbi once has its office here and one passage had its signposts designed by Katsuhiro Otomo.