Shimokitazawa Walking Tour, Tokyo

Shimokitazawa Walking Tour (Self Guided), Tokyo

Arts, culture, fashion and leisure make for a heady blend in the hip commercial and entertainment district of Shimokitazawa. This laidback bohemian neighborhood is also known as the “Town of Theater” for its huge collection of fringe theaters. Some of the venues may well be small, but their reputations are huge and many of the country's top theater companies stage their shows here. Originality isn't only found in the theaters, it can also be seen in some of the shops, where owners have created hybrid enterprises, for example a café combined with a record shop.

A pleasant way to pick up on the area's cool vibe is to sit in a bar or café and watch trendy residents and visitors pass by your window. Now, if you’re big on fashion, create your own look by mixing and matching clothes and fabrics from the neighborhood’s many second clothing stores.

Shoppers are also attracted to the area for its shops selling miscellaneous items from the 1970s, such as old animation-themed toys. The sun going down doesn’t signal the end of business here. Shimokitazawa is also a popular nightlife destination. Feast on sushi and satays in a cozy Japanese pub-restaurant, watch a fringe performance and then round off the evening with some karaoke or cool, live licks in a jazz bar.
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Shimokitazawa Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Shimokitazawa Walking Tour
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Author: Dee
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Walking Tours in Tokyo, Japan

Create Your Own Walk in Tokyo

Create Your Own Walk in Tokyo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tokyo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shinjuku Walking Tour

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Yanaka Walking Tour

Yanaka Walking Tour

A bit away from Downtown Tokyo, Yanaka is a hidden spot with a lot to offer. This neighborhood is known for its narrow alleys, traditional wooden houses, izakaya pubs, and old-style shops. Having largely escaped the damage of World War II, Yanaka exudes the last-century charm of Tokyo's old town ambiance.

With a high concentration of ancient places of worship in the district, the air here...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Shibuya Walking Tour

Shibuya Walking Tour

The Shibuya district is a shopping and entertainment mecca for fashion-conscious and trendy teenagers. Synonymous with Japan's youth vogue and fun in general, the streets of Shibuya are lined with shops, boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs. On weekends, crowds of youngsters converge here, dressed up in a myriad of colors and styles, set out to socialize and have a good time.

One of the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Ginza Shopping Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Asakusa District Walking Tour

Asakusa District Walking Tour

The Asakusa district is one of the few places in Tokyo that retains the old world's charm. Known as Tokyo's oldest geisha district, this neighborhood houses narrow streets, temple markets, traditional shops and restaurants that collectively create the air of old Tokyo.

At the heart of Asakusa, you'll find the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, a helpful starting point...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Tokyo Imperial Palace Walking Tour

Tokyo Imperial Palace Walking Tour

The Imperial Palace, the residence of the Japanese Emperor, is a vast expanse of green in the heart of Tokyo, surrounded by moats. The palace stands on the site previously occupied by the Edo Castle, in the 17th–19th centuries. While the royal residential compound is closed for visitors (except for two days a year – January 1st and December 23rd), a big part of the palace grounds, including...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles

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