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Kagurazaka

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Address: Kaguradzaka, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Sunday dinner experience

It was my first time in Tokyo and a Japanese friend met me for dinner on a Sunday evening. We took the Toei Oedo line from Higashi Shinjuku, which was only a few stops away from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
dunmetiel
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

It was my first time in Tokyo and a Japanese friend met me for dinner on a Sunday evening. We took the Toei Oedo line from Higashi Shinjuku, which was only a few stops away from Iiadabashi station, where Kagurazaka is. We walked along the street, uphill to our seafood restaurant. My impression was that it was a nice, busy... More 

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Thank dunmetiel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

KAGURAZAKA has many nice restrants and old traditional but new international atomsphere, so this contrast attract many foreigners, especially many French live here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Very busy streets here, lots of hustle and bustle but loads of cafes and good little restaurants here.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

You wouldn’t really expect this place in Tokyo. Admittedly, it’s a bit difficult to find but most guide books tell you the subway stop (Iidabashi Station.) and the appropriate exit for where you want to go. On certain days and times, the street is closed to normal car traffic with the occasional delivery truck or FedEx van. There are plenty... More 

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Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Kagurazaka is an elegant neighborhood near Iidabashi station in Shinjuku, and Kagurazaka is a scenic area of Tokyo noted for its preserved historical atmosphere. Is characterized by specialty stores and boutique restaurants set in a quiet residential neighborhood.

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1 Thank SettembreNero
Shinjuku, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

"Kagurazaka" is the name of the street from the corner of Sotobori-Dori and Waseda-Dori to all way up to the top of Ushigome Hill, ending at Gate 2 of Kagurazaka Station on Tokyo Metro Tozai-Line. However, the Kagurazaka area includes all small back paths and side streets like nerve system around the backbone of "Kagurazaka" as main street. There are... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I used to live near here and enjoyed walking up or down Kagurazaka hill. Many interesting little shops. In cherry blossom time, at the bottom of Kagurazaka, one can then walk along the park along the Chûo line train towards Yotsuya and enjoy the blossoms

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

With two hours to spare before I met a few friends in Shinjuku, I decided to travel to the neighborhood of Kagurazaka, near Iidabashi Station. Kagurazaka’s history goes as far back to the middle of the 16th century as the Ogo clan of Mt. Akagi (in the Gunma prefecture) moved to Kagurazaka to build the Ushigome Castle (where Koshoji Temple... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I work in Kagurazaka and must say that like the area more and more every day. The selection of restuarants is amazing, the relaxed feeling in the Waseda dori shopping street makes one for good mood when walking around. Especially evenings are very busy in the restaurants and bars. It is really worth to explore the small side streets. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

If you see foreigners here they will be residents - towards the top of Waseda-dori (the main shopping street) is near the French school. In other words they know where to come. Several very decent and cheap pottery shops, a fabulous, high- quality used kimono shop, an incense and washi shop, a famous nikuman (steamed dumpling) shop - well worth... More 

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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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