Kagurazaka

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The area
Neighbourhood: 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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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Once a geisha district it has now evolved into something called "Little Paris" with a mixture of tradiional japanese restaurants and a lot of french styled restaurants and even schools blended in with the old buildings. Some Guide Michelin restaurants to be found in this area as well
Written 24 April 2024
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore12,906 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
One can access the main street of Kagurazaga either from Kagurazaga station or from exit 3B of Iidabashi station. It is a tree-lined street with a with a wide pedestrain walkway on both sides of the road. The road is lined on both sides with many interesting shops, cafes, grocery shops and restaurants. As we walked in the cool weather, there was classical music to create a serene ambience. We bought two boxes of red , two boxes of white strawberries and a packet of small red tomatoes at 1836 yen from a local grocer. This price is halved of what we paid at the supermarket.
We also ate our lunch of soba and freshly cooked tempura at the nearby former Michelin restaurant Kyourakutei. Strongly recommend a walk here to see a different Tokyo street.
Written 23 April 2024
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Travelove58
15,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It's amazing that only about half an hour away from the main bustling, super crowded & super busy Shinjuku city centre where we stayed, one is transported into a totally different world. To a slow paced, laid back , no crowds serene town. From the train station, turn right & stroll along the long but tree lined upslope Kagurazaka-dori St with many intersections in between. On both sides of the street, there are many nice & some famous food/dining outlets, shops & cafes. Prices here are also cheaper. Even during lunchtime, there were no sudden crowds but just some locals going about. Kagurazaka is a small ward in Tokyo but is definitely worth a visit. Highly recommended.
Written 12 May 2023
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Imelda A
Honolulu, HI179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Enjoyed the tree lined, quiet streets. It's a different world from famed Shibuya intersection. Best of all, the foods in Kagurazaka is what draws the crowd: kaisendon, large dumplings, orange cream taiyaki, cheese & wine samples from that lovely Italian store. There is a tinge of European charm which i hope will never disappear.
Written 7 February 2020
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K T
Toronto, Canada1,252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited Kagurazaka in January 2020. This is my favorite part of Shinjuku, away from hustling and bustling downtown. Slower pace, peaceful, and many great neighborhood/Michelin rated restaurants. Highly recommend.
Written 10 January 2020
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Honestcouple
Lancashire131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Time pressure meant we didn’t venture too much off the main drag to appreciate the warrens. Interesting as a contrast to Ginza.
Written 18 December 2019
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Takoyaki47
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan913 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Decent crepes Bretonne in various bistros in this area near the Lycee or Embassy, or something that has drawn such a coagulation of expat frogs in such a small area.
Touristy trinkets, Japanese sweet shops, burgers galore, and some fine arts are easy to find on a nice stroll
Written 13 December 2019
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Sheila L
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Nice and relaxing area in Shinjuku, very European feel. Many restaurants and little shops there. Love the little boutiques and cafe. Take a train from Shinjuku-Nishiguchi station on Oedo line and get off at Iidabashi station (approx 15 minutes ride).
Written 8 December 2019
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Eunice
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Kagurazaka my stay in Japan is a life time experience I will never forget. The atmosphere in this suburb is superb. I loved to stroll in the streets where you can feel so safe and tranquil and there is no noises of cars around you. It is a holiday to recharge your batteries and to realise there is still a world outside your respect honour and service is like 100 years back. Manyefique!! I was on holiday and was staying with my son at his place in Kagurazaka.
Written 11 November 2019
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foutarecords
New York City, NY16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Kagurazaka ,lot of stores and restaurants, nice beautiful people and with Shinjuku metropolitan area right next door the foot traffic is tremendous,CrossOver-Ka Restaurants got me the most its over ride all the nice clothing I buy, the staff service was great foot was so nice I went twice the same day.
Written 21 September 2019
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