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Kagurazaka

A retro streetscape lined with trendy shops and eateries.

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Tourist Destinations

Kagurazaka, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, first got its start as a bustling geisha district. Visitors here will find a large shopping street that’s home to trendy shops and cafes, but just a few steps from the main drag sits a few cozy, veteran Japanese eateries, chic cobblestone streets and black, wood-latticed fences.

There’s also a backstreet crawl of interwoven streets nicknamed “Kakurenbo Yokocho” (lit. Hide-and-seek Alley), for how easy it is to hide away from prying eyes. Michikusa Yokocho is another narrow alleyway lined with little pubs and plenty of retro flair.

Kagurazaka is also home to a wide range of French cafes and the Institut français du Japon, earning this area the nickname of “Little Paris”.
For history lovers, there are plenty of historic spots like Zenkokuji and Akagi Shrine, plus a full array of destinations that blend both old and new Japan.

Highlights

  • A retro streetscape that’s perfect for a stroll.
  • Home to many trendy shops, cafes and stylish restaurants.
  • High number of French cafes, earning the nick name of Tokyo’s “Little Paris”.

Photos

  • Kakurenbo Yokocho Alley

    Kakurenbo Yokocho Alley

  • Kagurazaka Street

    Kagurazaka Street

  • Kagurazaka Street

    Kagurazaka Street

  • Zenkokuji

    Zenkokuji

  • Michikusa Yokocho

    Michikusa Yokocho

  • Narrow Backstreets

    Narrow Backstreets

Reviews

3
  • 朱益齊

    白天悠閑寧靜的生活步調,晚上又是另一種風情。

  • Jessie Cheng

    美食餐廳很多,價位平易近人。

  • 俊俊

    和京都的花見小路很相似,有許多高級料亭及老舖子東京傳統的味道。

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Details

Name in Japanese
神楽坂
Postal Code
162-0825
Address
Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access
1. Just outside Kagurazaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
2. Just steps from Iidabashi Station on the JR Chuo/Sobu Line.
3. Just outside Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station on the Toei Oedo Line.