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Shimokitazawa

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Address: Setagaya, Tokyo Prefecture
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Hipster creative enclave

Several stops from Shibuya and Shinjuku, this creative enclave is as different as can be from mainstream areas. Graffiti art peppers the neighbourhood while narrow alleys are full... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several stops from Shibuya and Shinjuku, this creative enclave is as different as can be from mainstream areas. Graffiti art peppers the neighbourhood while narrow alleys are full of small shops selling trinkets, cheap second hand clothing, and quality vinyl records.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

I fell in love with this neighborhood during our 11 day stay. You get a taste for Tokyo without the hustle and bustle of the more congested parts. It has a homey feel while offering tons of bars, shops, and restaurants. There are a ton of Izakayas, small Japanese bars. Some may have a table charge of 300¥, but many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

This area was really cool, i was only there for an hour and wish i could of stayed longer. Almost every shop had something i wanted to buy. I love thrifting and this is the place to do it. I went during evening so i kinda wish i went in the day but all was fun!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I read online that it’s generally good for people who have an afternoon to spare and are not visiting Tokyo for the first time. But we went ahead even though we only had 1-2 hours for this town and were first timers. True enough, we didn't have time to explore the town in depth. It was less crowded than harajuku... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Loved this place because there are so many cheap, vintage, and stylish finds! Get lost in all the cute cafes and stores minus Shinjuku/Shibuya/Harajuku's huge tourist crowds (Honestly, I found more stuff to buy here than in Harajuku). I also discovered lots of nice Japanese music 'cause of the stores' great local playlists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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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Zushi, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

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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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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