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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture

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Great young vibe

Young vibe, buzzing atmosphere and full of boutique and independent shops staying away from all the big corps.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Young vibe, buzzing atmosphere and full of boutique and independent shops staying away from all the big corps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited with family and old friend for lunch. Shimokitazawa is small town but beautiful and well placed in small allies. Small shops, food joints and coffee shop are everywhere and you have variety of options for the food. Old small market was a gem but got destroyed recently. Nice place to hang around with dear once on weekend.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Over recent years when we visit Tokyo we try to include a suburb or area we haven't been to. This time we caught the train to Shimokitazawa. The reviews were right. A quirky suburb with interesting shops and restaurants that has got a new lease on life. Worth the 30 minute train ride. We were there from late morning as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Wonderful, cheap food. Great exploring. A travelers dream. Just walk around, and you will find everything your heart desires.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Shimokitazwa is the new Harajuku- except its still raw and full of japanese spirits away from tourist crowd. This is the place where local goes shopping, dine and chilling on their weekend. There are so many small-cute cafe-and unique concept clothing stores, and affordable man/woman saloon for you to choose from. Spend a good day here you will be impressed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This small place is amazing. We followed the route from the lonely planet book. The unique vintage shops, cute cafes and restaurants are amazing. Come here if you have time.

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a quaint neighbourhood and we enjoyed walking around and looking at the shops. There's quite a few restaurants here as well.

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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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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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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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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Setagaya

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