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Shimokitazawa

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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture

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Lovely stroll

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Onchan, United Kingdom
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Onchan, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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