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Shimokitazawa

Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Setagaya
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stayed here for 7 days over Christmas and New Year period 2014. It was relatively quiet as many places had shut up for the holidays. Was still great to simply stroll the shops and food stalls. It's only a 10 min train trip from shibuya and shinjuku, so you get the best of both sides of Tokyo. Perhaps not for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you're visiting Tokyo this is one to save for the end of your trip. Once you've seen your fare share of flashing lights and loud noises this is an awesome spot to wander around, eat some more delicious food, drink a few beers and just hang out. There's a few live houses, some really cool bars and heaps of... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Shopping, food, theatre. Interesting mix of old and new items, boutiques as well as mom-and-pop shops. Fun cafes, good bars, hole-in-the-wall pubs (Japanese and other). Nice place to stroll.

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Northern California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Definitely a place to check out if you're into shopping. Don't get me wrong, it's not ALL shopping because there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to appease anyone. However, the majority of establishments are shops selling clothes. It neighborhood definitely has a laid-back feel to it though. The streets are narrow and were crowded when we visited. Here you'll... More 

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singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Shimokitazawa, commonly called "Shimokita" as indicated in the JPNTO. A town exactly like a toy box, quiet, peaceful and pleasant to shop and walk leisurely. A nice place to shop without having too many shoppers and probably it is a weekday when I visit this place and unable to comment on weekends. The youths are trendy and we manage to... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Shimokitazawa(I say Shimokita) is not a traditional Japanese-style place, but it's a place of chaos that you can feel modern Japanese culture. Many shops,cafes,restaurants,thrift stores,and small theaters lined on both sides of the narrow street, you can buy souvenirs and eat ramen,curry,and ethnic foods by cheap price in Shimokita. When you move to Shimokita,you should not use a taxi. Odakyu... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really nice overall atmosphere, couple of nice cafe's and so on, but basically the place only contains lot's and lot's of clothing stores. Was less hipster-y than I was expecting, and had less other interesting things shops etc.

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Neighbourhood packed with vintage clothing stores but getting more and more touristy. Spend a few hours clothes shopping, grab lunch and take the local train back to central Tokyo.

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Winnipeg
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We rented an apartment in this cool area for 3 days. This allowed us to walk through the streets at leisure enjoying vintage shops, cafes, cat cafe, bakery and restaurants. The streets are bustling with people at any time of the day. We enjoyed getting to know this trendy area of Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Shimokitazawa is only 2 stations away from Shinjuku station by train, Odakyu line. Take the North or South exit and start to explore the area. There are small roads around the area but it is not difficult to walk because it goes in circle. Not only cloth shops but there are cute cafes too so if you are tired from... More 

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