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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture
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Vintage with vegans

We loved our day in Shimokitazawa - travelling with teens who love vintage made it even better. We even stumbled on a cafe who had vegan sets for lunch. Many many vintage shops... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved our day in Shimokitazawa - travelling with teens who love vintage made it even better. We even stumbled on a cafe who had vegan sets for lunch. Many many vintage shops, mostly with the same sort of thing but a lovely day spent wandering. The line at the cafe for the Takoyaki was long but we had just... More 

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Braine-Le-Comte
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I were spending the day on the Odakyu line taking in some of the local shrines. This stop worked very nicely for a late lunch. Numerous types of food from cheap eats to moderately expensive. Quite a variey of retail shops and very few cars in the area. Much less conjested that some of the other areas... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area has alot of good stuffs, clothes, vinyl and food. The street is not huge so you can actually walk around and shop easily. Place worth visiting!

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Fujisawa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hip and trendy area is full of interesting little shops and eateries. From vintage to designer clothes shops. Record stores crammed full of vinyl and CD's. You name it and if it is cool and trendy you will probably find it here. The eateries are varied from small izakaya to themed bars - all nicely priced.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Trendy, hip and young vibe. Lovely little shops. Lots of vintage. Some very good places to eat. Really nice to walk around. Shops don't open until 11 so plan accordingly. Just a short train ride from Shibuya. Worth a visit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Japan is really expensive, but also houses some of the best fashion brands with Tokyo being the hub of it. You’ll probably have to survive on 200 Yen meal of rice and soup if you shop in Shibuya, Shinjuku or Ginza. So, shop smart and head to Shimokitazawa – a small suburb on the western side of Tokyo famous for... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I read rave reviews of this neighbourhood and went there this afternoon with two friends. It was a huge disappointment. The cafes are very expensive and dully imitative of other "uniques" cafes in the city. It was difficult to find something approaching interesting, let alone modestly priced. The restaurants also lacked interest, and are expensive. The antique and vintage shops... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

I was staying within easy walking distance of Shimokitazawa and visited a couple of times during my trip to Tokyo. It's easy to access from Shibuya. There's lots of bars, restaurants, arcades and vintage shops. I'd suggest visiting in the evening as everything tends to open late and stay open late.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Right near the train station are a million cool tiny bars. Checked out a couple and they are brilliant. Tiny with people smoking. Food available. Live music. Explore, enjoy, return. Spotted about 4 westerners and 3 million young Japanese folk. Vintage shops, records stores.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This area is simply amazing. The vibe and atmosphere is very slow and easygoing compared to other parts of Tokyo like Shibuya or Harajuku. I would definately recommend it as a daytrip when in Tokyo. There are a lot of recycle stores/ thrift shops (they seem to be really popular, and the price really does reflect that). A used dress... More 

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