Tokyo: travel guite to Shimokitazawa - what to see and where to eat
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is the obligatory stop for every time you come to visit the Rising Sun. It is a megalopolis that boasts over 10 million inhabitants and is always evolving: for this reason you never stop discovering it and every time you go back you always notice something different and new. This beautiful city is the hub of Japan as it encompasses all facets of the entire country in its iconic neighborhoods. In Tokyo we must necessarily go back in time: explaining the emotions that this city is able to give is not possible, you have to live them. Only those who have been there can understand it. As a minimum stay, I recommend staying no less than a week: Tokyo should also be explored on foot, admired in its alleys and views. You can't hit and run, it wouldn't make any sense, especially if it's your first time here.
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Also called Shimokita, it is a cultural district with a vintage flavor away from the tourist crowds. It is an excellent destination to experience a calmer and more serene Tokyo, strolling through the characteristic streets and shopping.
This area was populated by university students during the 60s and 70s, who were able to find small accommodation here at low prices. Since then the atmosphere has not changed: there are numerous shops selling hippy clothing and antiques. There are also many bistros where you can enjoy excellent curry, as well as okonomiyaki and yakisoba. Last but not least, the bars where you can listen to live music by emerging bands.
It is not a mandatory destination, but if you have an afternoon to devote to unconventional shopping then Shimokita can be a good idea.