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.
Located in the popular district of Shimokitazawa, this tiny boutique sells a wide selection of vintage and bohemian fashion, home decor and figurines.
Toyo Hyakatten Shimokita Garage Department Store
The Toyo Hyakatten Shimokita Garage Department Store is located in the Shimokitazawa area of Tokyo. They sell various types of goods from home accessories to jewellery and vintage clothes.
This restaurant located right by the west exit of Shimokitazawa station serves Thai cuisine. During the week, they serve lunch and dinner, on the weekends, they are open for dinner only.
Palazzo Cafe & Bar
Palazzo Cafe and Bar is located in Shimokitazawa. They serve a variety of food and drink at great prices.
Accessible by Shimokitazawa Station, this shop sells American vintage toys. The items sold at the shop are handpicked personally by the shops's owner, who travels to the US regularly in search of new additions to his collection. Books, figurines and other type
Rainbow Soko 3 (Shimokitazawa)
Recently opened in Shimokitzawa, this five-story building is the third "creative warehouse" owned by the rental space operator Rainbow Soko. The building offers plenty of space for creativity and socializing. The first two floors of the establishment are split
Located only a 3-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station, Kalimantan features a large selection of Bohemian accessories, clothing, and homewares.
Waffle Cafe Orange
Located close to Shimokitazawa Station, Waffle Cafe Orange specializes in sweet and savory waffles.
Located 2 minutes from the Shimokitazawa Station, this facility offers several spaces and equipment available for rental. From pianos and mixers, to tables and chairs and even a gallery space, they have a variety of services. Be sure to check out their homepag
Originally opening as a theater in May 2002, this space evolved into a counterculture theater in June 2010. Also available as an event space for hire, the theater is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. Shimokitazawa Liberty runs small acting classe
Tenmaya is a curry place in the popular entertainment district of Shimokitazawa.
Asian Flavour Restaurant
Asian Flavour is an Indian restaurant in the Shimokitazawa area in Tokyo. They serve a good selection of curries, rice and naan.
This family-run cafe serves homemade deli food, desserts and beverages. Delicafe23 is located a short walk northwest from Shimokitazawa station's north exit. The area is well-known for its alternative and bohemian style and small, pleasant cafes and restaurant
City Country City
City Country City is a record shop and cafe close to the South Exit of Shimokitazawa Station.
The Gravity gym in Shimokitazawa is decorated in red and black colors, making them stylish spaces with great acoustics.
J.S. Pancake Cafe
This cafe offers a large array of both sweet and savory pancakes as well as light dishes, such as salads, flatbreads, and mac & cheese. It is located one block north of Shimokitazawa station's north exit.
Located 2 minutes from Shimokitazawa Station In a small residential street, this cafe's home is within an old Japanese style house. The interior is rustic in style and features polished floorboards, exposed wooden beams and antique tables and sofas placed here
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. This particular branch is located on Kitazawa Azumadori Street, one block north of Shimokitazawa statio
1/3rd Residence Serviced Apartments Yoyogi
1/3rd Residence Serviced Apartments Yoyogi is a stylish self-catering accommodation located just a 7-minute walk from Yoyogiuehara Subway Station. All apartments are spacious and feature free WiFi access.
Hotel Bougainvillea Shinjuku
Situated in Tokyo, 3.1 km from NHK Studio Park, Hotel Bougainvillea Shinjuku boasts air-conditioned rooms. Free WiFi is available in the lobby. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property
Sakura Hotel Hatagaya
Conveniently located a 2-minute walk from Hatagaya Train Station, Sakura Hotel Hatagaya offers simple accommodation with friendly English-speaking staff and free Wi-Fi. It is just a 3-minute train ride away from the popular Shinju
the b sangenjaya Hotel Tokyo
Located near the central Shibuya area, the b sangenjaya Hotel Tokyo is a 2-minute walk from Sangenjaya Station, just 2 stops from Shibuya Station on the Tokyu Den-en-Toshi Line.
Tokyo Hostel ENISHI
Tokyo Hostel ENISHI offers accommodation in Tokyo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. There is a shared lounge at the property.
Situated right beside a popular shopping street and only 6-minutes away from Shibuya Station via train and walk, Yui Shibuya offers accommodation in Tokyo.
Featuring traditional hot public baths, Hotel Fukudaya is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride to JR Shibuya Train Station. It offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi access.