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Updated: October 11, 2019

A traditional Tokyo enclave that's sophisticated and genteel

Neighbor to bustling Shinjuku, head to Kagurazaka and discover the discreet charms of one of Tokyo's oldest neighborhoods. Lined with traditional craft and souvenir shops, restaurants and sellers of Japanese confectioneries, the area's main sloping street once marked the outskirts of Edo Castle. Kagurazaka is a former prominent geisha entertainment district and remnants of this fascinating culture exist in its cobbled backstreets today.

General Tips

  • To navigate its cobbled pavements and sloped streets, comfortable shoes are a must
  • Kagurazaka boasts the largest concentration of French restaurants in Tokyo
  • Visit the area at dusk and you may be lucky enough to see a geisha

Map Legend

  • Walking
  • Taxi
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Water Bus

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