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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture

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Shimokitozawa: a different approach to Tokyo!

Shimokita, as known to the locals was a fabulous part of Tokyo to call home for 7 days. It has so much character, charm, sophistication and atmosphere. Food is brilliant, coffee... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Melbourne
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Shimokita, as known to the locals was a fabulous part of Tokyo to call home for 7 days. It has so much character, charm, sophistication and atmosphere. Food is brilliant, coffee excellent (when you work out where to go for it!), people friendly, vintage shops amazing and record stores abundant. We could easily not have stepped out of Shimokitazawa, there... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We chose to stay in Shimokitazawa because of its proximity to Shibuya, but were amazed by the neighbourhood in itself. Its so much more cozy than Shibuya, and has tons of nice places to eat food, enjoy drinks/live music/karaoke and go shopping. I will definitely stay in Shimokitazawa the next time I visit Tokyo!!

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Onchan, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a great place for a stroll. Lots of little specialist shops with something a little different. Excellent cafes and bars with lovely people serving. If you want an hour away from the hustle and bustle of central a Tokyo this is the place for you.

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Hamburg, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After spending a few days in Shibuya, Harajuku and surroundings, we went daytripping to Shimokitazawa. And I gotta say, it's definitely one of my favorite parts - if not THE favorite part of Tokyo. It's just a few minutes train ride from Shibuya to get away from all the hustle and bustle and dive deep into a nice alternative scene... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great shops, coffee, cheap restaurants. Stylish but more relaxed than Omotesando etc. See a blog article at http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/discover-shimokitazawa/

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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39 helpful votes 39 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 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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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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