Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka, Shinjuku: Address, Phone Number, Kagurazaka Reviews: 4/5

The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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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Excellent
243
Very good
381
Average
105
Poor
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Terrible
3

Imelda A
Honolulu, HI165 contributions
Not Typical Tokyo
Jan 2020
Enjoyed the tree lined, quiet streets. It's a different world from famed Shibuya intersection. Best of all, the foods in Kagurazaka is what draws the crowd: kaisendon, large dumplings, orange cream taiyaki, cheese & wine samples from that lovely Italian store. There is a tinge of European charm which i hope will never disappear.
Written February 7, 2020
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K T
Toronto, Canada1,062 contributions
Many great restaurants
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited Kagurazaka in January 2020. This is my favorite part of Shinjuku, away from hustling and bustling downtown. Slower pace, peaceful, and many great neighborhood/Michelin rated restaurants. Highly recommend.
Written January 10, 2020
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Honestcouple
Lancashire134 contributions
Probably more atmosphere at night
Nov 2019
Time pressure meant we didn’t venture too much off the main drag to appreciate the warrens. Interesting as a contrast to Ginza.
Written December 18, 2019
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Takoyaki47
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan917 contributions
kitchy and Frenchy and upscale neighborhood
Nov 2019
Decent crepes Bretonne in various bistros in this area near the Lycee or Embassy, or something that has drawn such a coagulation of expat frogs in such a small area.
Touristy trinkets, Japanese sweet shops, burgers galore, and some fine arts are easy to find on a nice stroll
Written December 13, 2019
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Sheila L
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions
Relaxing neighborhood
Dec 2019
Nice and relaxing area in Shinjuku, very European feel. Many restaurants and little shops there. Love the little boutiques and cafe. Take a train from Shinjuku-Nishiguchi station on Oedo line and get off at Iidabashi station (approx 15 minutes ride).
Written December 8, 2019
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Eunice
5 contributions
My stay in Japan
Sep 2019
Kagurazaka my stay in Japan is a life time experience I will never forget. The atmosphere in this suburb is superb. I loved to stroll in the streets where you can feel so safe and tranquil and there is no noises of cars around you. It is a holiday to recharge your batteries and to realise there is still a world outside your respect honour and service is like 100 years back. Manyefique!! I was on holiday and was staying with my son at his place in Kagurazaka.
Written November 11, 2019
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foutarecords
New York City, NY16 contributions
Satisfaction
Sep 2019
Kagurazaka ,lot of stores and restaurants, nice beautiful people and with Shinjuku metropolitan area right next door the foot traffic is tremendous,CrossOver-Ka Restaurants got me the most its over ride all the nice clothing I buy, the staff service was great foot was so nice I went twice the same day.
Written September 21, 2019
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JPSalik
New York City, NY386 contributions
Wonderful neighborhood
Sep 2019 • Couples
We were fortunate enough to find an airbnb apartment in this neighborhood and we enjoyed it so much. This is reminiscent of St Germain in Paris (Japanese style of course) with all the small alleyway, full of restaurants on every level of the buildings. So many choices. We spent 10 glorious days and did not feel like going anywhere else as there is so much to discover. This neighborhood has French influence with many restaurants, we tried a couple but the Japanese food is so good that we could not have enough time for all. Walking day and nights in the small alleyways we never felt threatened as we found Japanese people so welcoming, kind, polite and patient with us as we do not speak the language. We learned to say the minimum and to bow, this was enough to show our appreciation for their kindness. Where in the world do you have the owner, the waiter and the cook following you in the street and bowing good bye and thank you? We were deeply impressed by their courtesy and this was not unique, this is the norm here. We will come back to this airbnb and neighborhood again.
Written September 4, 2019
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SydneySider1983
Sydney, Australia863 contributions
A nice day out
Jul 2019
We’d never visited this neighbourhood before but it was worthwhile. A nice stroll up the main shopping street, fun in the arcades, a baguette for lunch at Paul’s, lots of shopping for souvenirs and homewares, followed by a lush A5 wagyu dinner at Shinsen. Overall a lovely day!
Written July 20, 2019
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Dr. Shibuyakko
Tokyo and California34,676 contributions
Fun district
Dec 2018 • Couples
So many unique shops and restaurants in Kagurazaka. Great area to stroll and find something special.
Written March 28, 2019
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