From the Tokyo's Best Stuff series.

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 caf├ęs, very friendly Izakaya (pubs), flowers and so on. In Honcho, behind the fabulous Tokyu department store.