Musashino was formed as the result of a merger of several nearby neighborhoods. The most notable of these, Kichijoji is in itself a destination, and has its own page. Train travel is ubiquitous, so the second hub of the city is the area near Musashisakai Station. The remainder of the city is largely residential. There are several universities in the area, including Asia University and Musashino University.
The city is roughly squarish in shape, except that the south central part of the square is a part of Mitaka, the neighboring city to the south. The JR Chūō Line, which runs east-west through Musashino, has two stops in the city: Musashisakai (in the west) and Kichijoji (in the east). Between those is Mitaka.
There are several bus companies that have routes in Musashino. The train runs east/west through the city, and for north/south travel, it is probably best to take a taxi or catch a bus from Musashisakai.
ADARSHA (インド料理アダルサ), Sakai 2-14-10 (From Musashisakai Station's north exit, go west 100m. Take the passageway just north of Doutor and continue 50m west. The restaurant is on the south side of the street.), ☎ +81 0422-36-2210 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . M-F 11AM-3PM, 5PM-11PM, Sa-Su 11AM-11PM. This Indian restaurant has several kinds of curry. Sets come with curry, rice, nan, and a salad. It also has all-you-can-drink specials. Serving staff speaks English.Lunch ¥700-1200. (35.702579,139.542329)edit
Gyoza no Manshu (ぎょうざの満洲), 1F M-H Bldg, Sakai 2-2-18 (200m north of Musashisakai Station.), ☎ +81 0422-59-1201. This restaurant specializes in gyoza and also serves ramen and Chinese food. The sets are very large.¥500-1000. (35.704071,139.544016)edit
Hana no Mai (はなの舞), Okubo Bldg 2F, Sakai 2-2-4 (Next to Mos Burger, about 100m north of Musashisakai Station.), ☎ +81 0422-54-5450. A seafood izakaya.(35.703017,139.544056)edit
Kouzushi (幸寿司), Sekimae 5-9-5 (On Route 7, halfway between Don Quixote and Musashino University, 50m W of Seven-Eleven.), ☎ +81 0422-54-4001. A small and tasty sushi place with bar and table seating.lunch set ¥700. (35.713403,139.542965)edit
Nakazaki (なかざき), Nishikubo 3-11-1 (A few blocks NW of the Musashino Post Office.), ☎ +81 0422-53-1872. Daily 11:30AM-3:30PM, 5PM-9PM. A Japanese shokudo with handmade soba. The house special is a katsudon set.Dishes ¥700-1200. (35.71214,139.560522)edit
Ramen Time (ラーメンタイム), Sekimae 5-9-6 (Between the Sekimae Post Office and Seven-Eleven on Itsukaichi Kaido), ☎ +81 0422-55-4407. This old shop serves tasty ramen and gyoza.¥500-900. (35.71341,139.542847)edit
RESTAURANT ELLE (エル), Sekimae 4-17-10 (Across the street from the main gate of Musashino University, next to Seven-Eleven.), ☎ +81 0422-55-0922. 11AM-2:30PM, 5PM-8:30PM. This small eatery is a good lunch option for people visiting Musashino University. The servings are large.¥600-1200. (35.716191,139.549638)edit
Sakura Sushi (さくら鮨), Sekimae 5-14-11 (Several blocks SE of Don Quixote.), ☎ +81 0422-53-1006. Tu-Su. A small sushi restaurant with a friendly and talkative chef.Lunch sets ¥900-1500, dinner sets ¥1200-2100. (35.711354,139.541751)edit
Todairo (東大楼), Sakai 2-2-3 (On the corner a block west from the north exit of Musashisakai Station.), ☎ +81 0422-52-0033, . W-M 11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM. This small Chinese restaurant is often filled with the smell of tasty food.¥400-1000. edit
UNO's kitchen, Sakai 2-3-8 (From Musashisakai Station, follow Musashisaki Dori NNW for half a kilometer. The shop is on the east side of the street.), ☎ +81 0422-38-9088, . This small Italian restaurant has an assortment of pasta dishes. Set menus come with a small green salad and bread. In the afternoon, sunlight shines in the windows and makes for a warm atmosphere.sets for ¥800-1200. (35.705298,139.5430337)edit
Melody Hat (メロディーハット), Sakai 2-2-1 (2nd floor of the corner building just west of Family Mart, across the road from the north exit of Musashisakai Station.), ☎ +81 0422-55-4137. A bar with several Japanese and foreign brews on tap, plus several dozen in bottles, and a fairly large selection of scotch and whiskey. There is a small American-themed food menu, also.(35.702568,139.544145)edit
MOBY DICK SALOON (モビィディックサルーン), Nishikubo 3-2-4 (Several blocks SW of the Chuo Library.), ☎ +81 090-6566-6176, . M 7PM-11:30PM, Tu-Sa 7PM-2AM, Su 6PM-midnight. A small bar with a large selection of bourbon and obscure American oldies on the stereo. The owner is a fan of motorcycles and will happily talk about them — or music — for hours.Drinks ¥450-900. (35.71147,139.56238)edit
Musashino is not generally a business or tourist destination, it being largely residential. What hotels do exist are unlikely to have English speaking staff. Kichijoji has many hotels, though. To the east along the Chuo Line are Nakano and Shinjuku, with plenty of places from which to choose.
Hotel Mets Musashisakai (ホテルメッツ武蔵境), Kyonancho 2-1-8 (Just east from the south exit to Musashisakai Station.), ☎ +81 0422-32-5111, . A nice hotel for families or people traveling on business.Single ¥7000-9000, double ¥10,000-13,000. (35.701925,139.54511)edit
Musashino City Hall (武蔵野市役所), Midoricho 2-2-28 (A 10 minute walk north from Mitaka Station.), ☎ +81 0422-51-5131, . M-F 8:30AM-5PM, closed Dec 29-Jan 3, closed national holidays. City Hall has many services essential for residents. It also has information on hospitals, which could be of use to travelers.edit