From the Tokyo's Best Stuff
Kichijoji is, I think, one of the most 'civilised' (no disrespect intended) parts of the full-on Tokyo metropolis. It took me years to discover, and I can recommend this little neighbourhood wholeheartedly. Take your pick from boutiques, stores, restaurants and funky cafés, very friendly Izakaya (pubs), flowers and so on. In Honcho, behind the fabulous Tokyu department store.