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Shimokitazawa

Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Setagaya
Type: Neighborhoods
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had a blast at a cool restaurant called pia pia. Hung out with friends and talked story. It was an easy train ride from shinjuku and close enough to catch a cab back. Shopping is cool and different. Awesome to experience a different side of Tokyo.

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perth
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were fortunate to stay in this cool little neighbourhood town a few stops away from Shibuya. Small streets of boutique stores including vintage clothing stores, cafes and plenty of food places. The streets are small and although they can fit a car through I would say it is more like walking streets. The cafes in the area serve great... More

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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Such a nice neighborhood. Great shopping, restaurants and small bars. Live music venues. Many second hand shops. Great atmosphere

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is an amazing suburb filled with many quaint lane ways and boutiques which sell vintage, second-hand clothing. It is often overlooked or unknown to travellers but I highly recommend going. It is easily accessible on the Odakyu line. There are also many second-hand designer labels at affordable prices (A good store is the 'Grand Bazaar')

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Funabashi, Japan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I had a good day off in Shimokitazawa, my favorite and so cool place. There are many clothes stores and most of them are old-clothes stores. We can buy old-clothes for a low price in there. The atmosphere of there is very stylish and cool men and women are in that place but not only young people. And also there... More

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gold coast
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Take the subway to Shimokitazawa Station (Odakyu Line) Google Shimokitazawa: there are a few sites that give a taste for this quaint area. Yum yum: Ate the most amazing chicken karaage at a super cute udon restaurant down one of the little alleyways. Phone number 34671345. They speak only Japanese but are really warm and welcoming. Just tell them you... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Charming little town for those interested in Japanese street fashion and a great music scene with bars and restaurants. Dress down, enjoy the ambience and buy yourself some fashionable street souvenirs.

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Milan, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Got there (Aug 10 th) while performance of the first groups were on already, so did not experience the actual neighborhood. Stopped at a izakawa around, kinda pricey, but with great atmosphere of international mixture of old ladies and Gaijin (foresters).

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

One of our favorite barrios in Tokyo though currently lots of construction going on due to new metro being built. Just take a local map from subway and find your way around. Worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Shimokitazawa 下北沢, located in Setagaya and is usually considered to be one of Tokyo’s hippest neighbourhoods among young people. The atmosphere and fashion is similar to the more popular Harajuku, but is usually less crowded and has a much laid-back atmosphere. Also known as Shimokita, the district is a center for stage theatre and live music venues. If you are... More

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