Explore Around Shimokitazawa – Meet Unique Culture Of Japan



Have you ever hard of a place called “Shimokitazawa”? It is in Tokyo and you can reach 5~10minutes by train from Shibuya. This is a place that people in Japan are hanging out frequently.


The fashion of people walking around gets attention often. Also, it is famous for secondhand clothes stores, antique shops and variety shops. In Shimokitazawa grew up the subculture of Tokyo from 1970s. Maybe that’s why Shimokitazawa is popular among young people but also somehow makes people nostalgic.


This is one of the secondhand clothes shop which made Shimokitazawa famous. It has high reputation of clothes quality. Also, it is famous that this building used to a public bath.

Address : 3 Chome-26-4 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0031

Toyo Hyakkaten

Toyo Hyakkaten is a department store that sells vintage fashion, secondhand clothes, accessories and so on. It handles the goods which is only one in the world.

Address : 2 Chome-25-8 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0031

La Cana

La Cana is the restaurant in underground and it becomes live music club. The mood in the restaurant is relaxing. If you love live music, it will be a chance to experience Japanese live music club!

Address : 2 Chome-1-9 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0031

Tokyo Retro A.M.A.Store

It is the shop which sells products that was produced or used in Showa(1926~1989). The design of every items is very typical of Showa and makes Japanese nostalgic. You may find your favorite retro item!

Address : 3 Chome-34-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0031