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Updated: April 2, 2018

Yoko Watanabe

Writer and Editor

Yoko Watanabe works in the Kagurazaka area writing and editing articles on local restaurants and events, and occasionally appearing on YouTube. Her hobby is playing the shamisen.

Kagurazaka is overflowing with great food and drink choices and its cobbled backstreets are perfect for exploring. Make sure you delve deeper into Kagurazaka by browsing the trinket shops and taking a dip in the public baths.



  1. The food at Wine Wan Kagurazaka is amazing and I always stay longer than planned due to the extremely wide selection of drinks
  2. Osako is a restaurant which also hosts shamisen live events—my shamisen teacher holds recitals here
  3. The exterior of Takeko might lead you to expect an expensive night out, but the beer and shochu is very reasonably priced
  4. For an authentic public bathing experience—pay a visit to Daisan Tamano-yu
  5. I love browsing the small and quirky Neko no Yubinkyoku shop filled with a vast array of cat-themed trinkets

Visit Tokyo > Places The Locals GoDiscover Tokyo from different angles by locals in the know > A savy writer and editor guides us through Kagurazaka's many delights