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Address: Kaguradzaka, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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A Quaint Place for a Neighborhood Stroll

This is an old geisha neighborhood that is full of inviting and cute alley ways with hidden bars and restaurants. The area seems to have taken on a French atmosphere, with many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Spokane, Washington

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Spokane, Washington
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old geisha neighborhood that is full of inviting and cute alley ways with hidden bars and restaurants. The area seems to have taken on a French atmosphere, with many French style bakeries and eateries. It also has its fair share of Spanish and Italian restaurants, too. An easy subway ride if you're already in Shinjuku and worth... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1,530 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 967 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice area with a heavy French influence, really different for Tokyo more like a area you would find somewhere like Kyoto, really nice bars and restaurants and seems very friendly atmosphere

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet little residential part of the French part of Tokyo, with little lanes and By lanes, art galleries, restaurants, Boutiques, and utterly beautiful low rise homes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I avoided the walking tour by choice. Good decision. This place has numerous boutiques and restaurants of all cuisines. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Sanjay K
Beijing, China
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This old geisha districts is very underrated but if you want to go as a couple or with friends, this place has an amazing atmosphere an you can find SO many restaurants both japanese and european. I must recommend the izakayas in this area (Japanese gastropubs) some of them dont have english menu but dont worry the staff is helpful... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Chic, fun, go hungry. Nice cafes and restaurants. Heavy French influence. Go hungry as you'll want to pop into more than one shop.

1 Thank Amya M
Bunkyo, Japan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There are many good and various restaurants and shrines to visit. The place used to be a famous Geisha place in old times so the place lingers the flavor of those days.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Kagurazaka (神楽坂) is a fashionable shopping and dining district near Lidabashi Station of Shinjuku City. The area is well served by the JR Chuo Line and the Oedo, Tozai and Yurakucho subway line. A good approach is to start one's trip by taking the sta. exit towards Ushigome Bridge. At the opposite side of the Ushigome bridge is the more... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's a mall town both for its total size and the size for everything, houses, the width of lanes. Strongly recommend to visit a narrow lane, which leads you finally to a cul-de-sac, but give you a chance to find out a decent restaurant. The area is more than developed for tourism as it's told as a 'traditional' Japanese town.... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The location of this place is in a way that is not too large, a famous shopping place in Tokyo, because the price is relatively skewed compared to the store located in the Mall. Besides the clothing store, here can be found cafes and restaurants.

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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