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Shimokitazawa, Setagaya

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Neighborhood
Walk through the narrow lanes and alleys of Shimokitazawa, a commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo. The hip neighborhood boasts many stores selling eclectic fashions and accessories. Watch a punk band perform at a converted bomb shelter, or visit one of the many cat-friendly cafes. The trendy neighborhood draws a young and artsy crowd of residents and appeals to tourists looking for Japanese pub-restaurants, theaters, and live music venues. Make Shimokitazawa a part of your Tokyo vacation plans using our Tokyo holiday planner.
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  • Located on the outskirts of Tokyo – you have to take the local train (which is very easy), this area is and was my favourite one to visit during my trip to Japan. There’s a wide and good selection of ...  more »
  • It is a tough area for merchants as this whole commercial area is traditionally known as a bargain town for about past 50 years. Meaning people don't expect to come here to spend lots of money, not li...  more »
  • It's nice coming out of the main city to a smaller neighbourhood outside of Tokyo. There was surprisingly a lot of people around which was nice, so my husband and I just walked around the main streets...  more »