Shimokitazawa

Your Ultimate Guide to the 11 Best Thrift Shops in Shimokitazawa

In the trendy, low-key neighborhood of Shimokitazawa (下北沢), you can find all sorts of stores and places. On a day when you feel like going on a little exploration, Shimokitazawa’s vintage stores and quaint cafes can keep you occupied. Previously, I have written about the thrift and vintage stores you can visit in Harajuku (原宿).…

Cafe-Hopping in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo: 29 Cafes You Should Visit

Shimokitazawa (下北沢) has been gaining popularity as a hip and trendy neighborhood. With an abundance of shops and cafes, it is very easy to see why this suburb in Setagaya-ku (世田谷区) is being called as the newest must-visit place in Tokyo. It is also popular among the Japanese youth and is one of the top…

Croquette, the French Dish Loved By Japan Gets Its Own Festival In Shimokitazawa!

Whether traditional or foreign-inspired cuisines, one reason why Japan has made a place in the hearts of many people around the world is because of the delicious dishes that have been created over the centuries. When it comes to food, Japan loves to add its own character and recreate the whole dish making it more…

Shimokitazawa’s City Country City: A Cafe, Bar and Record Store All In One!

If you like coffee, pasta, and alcohol, you better check out City Country City (CCC) in Shimokitazawa. It is a popular cafe owned by Keiichi Sokabe, a Japanese rock musician who used to belong to the “Sunny Day Service” band which disbanded in 2000. Since then, he began having a solo career where he also…

Shimokitazawa: A Tokyo Town of Fashion and Festivals

One of the trendsetting places for youngsters in Japan is located on the west side of Tokyo. A small town known as “Shimokitazawa,” also called “Shimokita,” is popular among the younger crowd and trendy people. It is well-known for having small independent shops, live houses, bars, cafes and theaters. It has very narrow alleys which…

6 Weird and Wacky Vending Machines to Find on Your Travels in Tokyo

Nowadays, the existence of vending machines really does make life that little bit more convenient. The majority of vending machines in the world usually sell drinks and sodas, while in Japan, they have a number of weird and wacky vending machines. 1. Banana Vending Machine A post shared by Kevin Linn (@percivus) on Mar 23,…