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Kaguradzaka, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0022, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 64 Attractions in Shinjuku
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoyed the area. It had a unique atmosphere. It had all sorts of wagashi=Japanese sweets, nikuman=steamed buns, french cafes & restaurants galore. Try the Canal restaurant for a lovely view.

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Seoul, Korea
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was a good luck to know Kagurazaka at this visit to Tokyo. I enjoyed Kagurazaka’s cute and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Although I had visited Tokyo so many times, I did not hear this area before. This time, I was informed of this area from a Waseda student unexpectedly. This place is really contrast to busy Shinjuku, Shibuya and other large... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Tokyo is an amazing city, but it can be overwhelming. Whenever you need a break and want to stroll through a peaceful hillside community, go to Kagurazaka. Vintage bikes, kimonos hung out to dry, grandpas making street sushi, outdoor shrines no bigger than a pantry, temples and houses tucked away in secret gardens. No building here is over 3 floors,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

20 mins from Ikebukuro You can see traditional Japanese small shops. It is inside the Yamanote Line, but not so modern, but Japanese. Many sweets shop and restaurants. You can relax with a cup of macha tea.

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Haifa, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A Tokyo neighborhood with touches of a town from the Edo period. Very nice yo go around with many very interesting temples.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I enjoyed Kagurazaka's old world feel. It has a great mix of cuisine and the store that sells the oversized dumplings is in this area - tasty! Walking the narrow side streets you can picture the geishas making hurried small steps to their destinations. It's a pretty area with interesting stores that sell japanese sandals, kimonos, incense and handmade paper.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Lots of different flavours but with many traditional stores that sell handcrafted food and artifacts as well. Conveniently located between Lidabashi (E06) and Kagurazaka (T05) metro stations.

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San Francisco, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
61 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

What a contrast to all the big shopping areas of Tokyo: by far my favorite. Loved the cobbled streets and mixture of French and Japanese restaurants and cafes. The boutiques were reasonably priced with a good selection of women's clothes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A great place to visit on a Sunday afternoon when the main street is closed to traffic. As others have said, it's got a semi-european atmosphere with its many french patisseries, bistros and Italian trattoria's and a total contrast to the hub-bub of Shinjuku and Shibuya.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is my favorite little town in Tokyo. There's a country feel in the middle of the big city. Little shop line the main street. Each specializing in their own delicacies. I love to just spend a day and hang out and roam the streets. Big contrast to Shinjuku and it's red light district. Also very different than the glitz... More

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