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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture
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A very nice district in Tokyo

Just wander around and look at the houses. Very peaceful, very typical, and very clean as elsewhere in Tokyo but this is how Tokyo people live.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Underwhelming. Shops selling a lot of overpriced second hand clothing. Lots of hairdressers & pharmacy stores and that's about it to the north. To be fair, we were with young kids so were limited in what we could do. The south looked fun if you're young, free, single and looking for a bar crawl. If you've got kids and want... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Just wander around and look at the houses. Very peaceful, very typical, and very clean as elsewhere in Tokyo but this is how Tokyo people live.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This has such a different flavour to the big centres like Shibya or Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa is all two storey houses with vintage stores and quirky Cafes dotted throughout. If that's your thing, just take half a day to wander around and relax. It's a different pace to central Tokyo but no less wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This place is the equivalent NYC's SOHO area. Many trendy boutiques, shops, cafes. Lots of expats and very convenient to the train station. You will not go hungry in this area. You can spend the entire day in this area and still not see and enjoy everything it has to offer.

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the shimokitazawa area by renting a 3 bedroom house on Airbnb. It's 3 mins by train from Shibuya on the Inokashira line. The place is bustling with real Japanese shops. Restaurants and bars and further is the residential area. I'll go back there again than staying in shibuya or shinjuku.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Shimokitazawa with a friend who used to study in Tokyo, it is said that this is one of the first walking streets for local 'Hipster' in Tokyo. Only about 15 minutes from the city center by train, this is a huge but a-kind-of-charming district in the big city where you can find 2nd hand items shop, vintage product store,... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Cool neighbourhood at a apr 20 min train/metro ride from downtown. Nice atmosphere without highrises. Shopping streets with cool shops and surprising stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Just love this restaurant! The food is excellent, especially the mackerel which is cooked at your table by blow torch. The tofu with honey is really good. Entertaining watching the chefs in the centre of the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

This was definitely my best dining experience ever in Isaka ya ism. We used maps to find it. Take the Odakyu line to Shimo Kitazawa. I can't remember what exit we took from the station but head downhill and it's in a little alley that turns off by a Mr. Donut. Use Google maps. We sat right at the counter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Very good vibe. But take note that shops dont open til 11am here! We arrived at almost 10am and it was dead. But once places opened up, it was buzzing with interesting shops to dip in and out of. Some shops were a bit too cool for school and did not have very pleasant staff - we felt like they... More 

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