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Kagurazaka

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Address: Kaguradzaka, Shinjuku 160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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20th century "Geisha" pleasure area

A recently gentrified area of Tokyo, no Geishas here now. Well worth a trip to see this area of bars, restaurants and really interesting shops. Roads are pedestriansed at certain... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recently gentrified area of Tokyo, no Geishas here now. Well worth a trip to see this area of bars, restaurants and really interesting shops. Roads are pedestriansed at certain times. A good place for a stroll and see the local people at leisure. Be sure to visit Hyogo-yokocho the oldest lane in the area often used for TV and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Kagurazaka is one of my favorite areas in Tokyo. It's low key and no major tourist attractions. But this area has so many great restaurants. It has the air of traditional Japanese life style.

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Ontario
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78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The main street, Kagurazaka-dori is lined with traditional Japanese stores selling wagashi (Japanese sweets), groceries, flowers, ceramics, clothing, kimono, furoshiki (wrapping cloth), stationery… If you wander into the narrow cobblestone back alleys, you’ll see beautiful geisha houses and tea houses. Of course, it has a good selection of French and Italian restaurants. And there a few Chinese food outlets, like... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Kagurazaka is off limit to the car traffic in the early afternoon hours which constitutes an invitation to stroll around, window shopping, delecting a japanese delicacy, exploring side streets. Kagurazaka has retained it s mxed Japanese and Frech flavours, you can dine on sashimi or on a blanquette. This place has a bit to please all; from kids to food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Such a great area - very different from other parts of Tokyo and has some fab cafes and restaurants. Makes for easy wandering around in comparison to central Tokyo so was a welcome break!

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We walked through the streets - a bit less crowded and has a dreamy feel with French music playing in the back ground. Not a baguette to be found mind you... so take French quarter with a grain of salt (unless we missed it!) but many European supplies and bakeries. There is even a canal. Should be less then an... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The neighborhood is technically in Shinjuku but it's really right at Iidabashi, next to the moat of the old Edo castle, and closer to the Imperial Palace than to what most people regard as "Shinjuku." There are many nice backstreets with old Edo- era building stuck here and there and is worth exploring. In addition, there are many good restaurants... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Along and near this street there are: 1.Many restaurants 2. Narrow roads such as Hyogo Yokocho, Geisha small path etc 3. Zenkokuji temple a.k.a. Bishamonten 4. Site where a novelist Izumi Kyoka and a Poet Kitahara Hakushu lived on 4. Enshoji which is also the place where Ushigome Castle was built Ushigome family was a subject of Hojo Family in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Kagurazaka was featured in the free WAttention Tokyo mag I picked up at the hotel. It was a delightful area, without the thronging crowds There are great little places along the main drag between Kagurazaka and Iidabishi Stations, with a wander around the surrounding lanes not only worth the diversion, but one of the reasons to go.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Feels so much like a small town . Lots of little shops and restaurants a nice break from the vast city atmosphere.

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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