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Updated: April 2, 2018

A cool bohemian neighborhood and vintage shopping heaven

Close to Shibuya, this small town is popular with students for its live music, cafés and its abundance of quirky shops. There's a large concentration of excellent vintage stores here, along with secondhand records and handmade crafts. At night, explore small bars with live jazz or up-and-coming bands.

General Tips

  • Shimokita as the locals call it, has a casual atmosphere and shops open around 11 a.m. so don't go early in the morning
  • Movie fans should head to the Tollywood theatre on the south side, for short films and animations by up-and-coming film makers
  • Visit Shimokitazawa in August to see the famous Awa-Odori dance, which parades along Ichibangai Shopping Street.

Map Legend

  • Walking
  • Taxi
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Water Bus

Visit Tokyo > Walks & Tours > Explore around Shimo-Kitazawa