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Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Setagaya
Type: Neighborhoods
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a great low key neighborhoody neighboorhood filled with vintage stores, cool shops, and great cafes and restaurants. You could spend an afternoon here. Some describe it as a hipstery area, and while it has more personality than say, Shinjuku, it didn't feel quite as raw as other creative enclaves around the world. Still, it's worth a visit.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had a blast at a cool restaurant called pia pia. Hung out with friends and talked story. It was an easy train ride from shinjuku and close enough to catch a cab back. Shopping is cool and different. Awesome to experience a different side of Tokyo.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were fortunate to stay in this cool little neighbourhood town a few stops away from Shibuya. Small streets of boutique stores including vintage clothing stores, cafes and plenty of food places. The streets are small and although they can fit a car through I would say it is more like walking streets. The cafes in the area serve great... More

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Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Such a nice neighborhood. Great shopping, restaurants and small bars. Live music venues. Many second hand shops. Great atmosphere

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is an amazing suburb filled with many quaint lane ways and boutiques which sell vintage, second-hand clothing. It is often overlooked or unknown to travellers but I highly recommend going. It is easily accessible on the Odakyu line. There are also many second-hand designer labels at affordable prices (A good store is the 'Grand Bazaar')

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Funabashi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I had a good day off in Shimokitazawa, my favorite and so cool place. There are many clothes stores and most of them are old-clothes stores. We can buy old-clothes for a low price in there. The atmosphere of there is very stylish and cool men and women are in that place but not only young people. And also there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Take the subway to Shimokitazawa Station (Odakyu Line) Google Shimokitazawa: there are a few sites that give a taste for this quaint area. Yum yum: Ate the most amazing chicken karaage at a super cute udon restaurant down one of the little alleyways. Phone number 34671345. They speak only Japanese but are really warm and welcoming. Just tell them you... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Charming little town for those interested in Japanese street fashion and a great music scene with bars and restaurants. Dress down, enjoy the ambience and buy yourself some fashionable street souvenirs.

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