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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture
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Have you ever been at Shimo-kitazawa area. I have to recommended this area because you 'll attractive with the little shop and antique shop that you never see befor. You' ll see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rose R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have you ever been at Shimo-kitazawa area. I have to recommended this area because you 'll attractive with the little shop and antique shop that you never see befor. You' ll see fashionista and hand made shop at shimo-kitazawa

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here! Indie , vintage stores and cafes. Love the vibes in the neighbourhood. Lots of thrift stores selling used clothes ,shoes , bags and accessories. Quieter and more intimate as compared to harajuku. Its a must to come by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Loved this area, vintage shops, boutique shops, independent cafes, definitely a place to wonder and explore for a day!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Shimokitazawa wasn't on my radar until my airbnb host recommended it. "Best place for young people, very cool", she said. Seeing as she has a kid of her own I took that with a pinch of salt but turns out she was absolutely right. The neighbourhood is a labyrinth maze of low rise buildings and shop houses; where most of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Shimokitazawa train station is surrounded by many small shops and eateries. Those small shops offer good bargain purchases either at fixed or negotiable prices. It is also a good place to walk around to have a good feel of local conditions. You can spend full day in this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a really cool trendy hipster area, that you could find in any other city in the world but of course with a Japanese touch. It has lots of vintage stores and small cafes and shops. I would highly recommend it, specially if it's not your first time in Tokyo. If it's your first time, then maybe you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time at shimokitazawa! The French toast at the restaurant "Sunday brunch" was fantastic! I loved all the shops, especially the one which is a cube store of handmade crafts and jewelry. The store is called "sukonbu petit" which is located in oriental department store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Just what I had expected and much more to be frank. I go in with almost zero expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Visited with my young son and although the roads were narrow and winding, we had a ton of fun getting lost intentionally and unintentionally. You could easily spend half a day here wandering around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I went out for a day in Shimokitazawa and I really enjoyed walking around the trendy shops and quiet cafés. You may find it's not like central Tokyo, there is not mainstream shops , although you can find Starbucks around the area. Make sure you go during the day so you see all the pop up stores in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The atmosphere and mellowness reminds of a few neighborhoods at home in NYC. Very authentic; tons of thrift shops to explore and spend hours in. I loved wandering (and getting lost) throughout the area. Highly recommended if you are looking to step away from the sensory overload that is central Tokyo.

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