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Shimokitazawa

About Shimokitazawa

Kitazawa is often called “Shimokita”. Often favored by young people, it is a great place for wandering and shopping. This street offers a refreshing break from the mainstream, and is the first stop for many stage actors and costume designers. It is also a great place to find many underground bands, independent troupes and non-mainstream artists. Small-scale theaters can be found in Shimo-Kitazawa including the Honda-geki Theater and Ekimae-geki Theater. SHELTER and Yaneura are also very famous. Shimo-Kitazawa, along with with Kichijoji, Sangen-Jaya, Jiyūgaoka, Naka-Meguro and Daikanyama, is featured heavily in TV shows and magazines – as the backdrop of the young and fashionable. Local streets, though narrow and small, are packed with grocery stores, vintage stores and fabric stores. In front of the north exit of Shimo-Kitazawa Station, there is a crêpe store called アンドレア(Andrea). The store is renowned as “The Crêpe Queen” in Tokyo. You can grab a crêpe to-go and wander the streets. You might even want to stop in to a rabbit café and play with all the cute, wee fluffy bunnies.

Sights in Shimokitazawa

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Shimokitazawa

The hip and young neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa can be found in the Setagaya area of Tokyo and is known for its theatre, live music venues, and its many cafes,

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Bear Pond Espresso

Bear Pond Espresso, run by New York trained barista Katsu Tanaka, is known for its syrupy espresso among coffee connoisseurs.

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Village Vanguard (Shimokitazawa)

Selling books, manga, strange toys, novelty sweets and random items, this chain of stores caters to the quirks and whims of collectors and pop-culture fans. Thi

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Soup Curry Cocoro

Cocoro is a soup curry restaurant that originated in Hokkaido.

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Garage

Garage is a music livehouse located in Shimokitazawa.

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Ushitora

Ushitora is a craft beer bar located in the Shimokitazawa area of Tokyo.