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Shimokitazawa

  Sep 11th, 2010

Shimokitazawa is a popular area on the Odakyu and Inokashira Lines. On the weekend, the narrow streets around the station are full of people checking out the many stores and restaurants. The area has a relaxed feel about it. Next time I need a guide to show me some of the better places to eat.

Construction going on at Shimokitazawa Station. Should be interesting to see how it turns out

Construction going on at Shimokitazawa Station. Should be interesting to see how it turns out

There are many of these winding streets around the station, all packed with stores

There are many of these winding streets around the station, all packed with stores

Standing bar on a popular street corner

Standing bar on a popular street corner

Interesting mural covering the railway tracks above

Interesting mural covering the railway tracks above

So many people moving through the narrow streets makes for a good atmosphere

So many people moving through the narrow streets makes for a good atmosphere

I wonder if the Beatles came through this way?

I wonder if the Beatles came through this way?

Plenty of really nice shops in this area, with architectural charm

Plenty of really nice shops in this area, with architectural charm

Part of the local matsuri that was going on the weekend I visited

Part of the local matsuri that was going on the weekend I visited

The omikoshi gets carried through the narrow streets

The omikoshi gets carried through the narrow streets

Tasty okonomiyaki available here

Tasty okonomiyaki available here

Enjoy your dinner here

Enjoy your lunch here

Walking the streets

Walking the streets

The kids lending a hand to carry the omikoshi

The kids lending a hand to carry the omikoshi

Nice to see a mister dount still going strong

Nice to see a mister dount still going strong

Lots of boutique shops in this area

Lots of boutique shops in this area

Lots of store signs, lots of people

Lots of store signs, lots of people

Every store seemed to be teeming with people

Every store seemed to be teeming with people

No shortage of food stalls around

No shortage of food stalls around

A little taste of Hawaii in Shimokitazawa

A little taste of Hawaii in Shimokitazawa

Good bread and nice cafe on the second floor

Good bread and nice cafe on the second floor

Plenty of character here

Plenty of character here

The signboards outside the stores are quite a feature of the area

The signboards outside the stores are quite a feature of the area

Good style to this cafe on the first floor of a normal mansion building

Good style to this cafe on the first floor of a normal mansion building

Time out here

Time out here

Kita shoku

Kita shoku

Interesting restaurant set up here

Interesting restaurant set up here

The streets are normally crowded on weekends at Shimokitazawa

The streets are normally crowded on weekends at Shimokitazawa

Small shrine in the busy street area

Small shrine in the busy street area

Cold drinks on a hot day

Cold drinks on a hot day

Looking out where the Odakyu line crosses the Inokashira line

Looking out where the Odakyu line crosses the Inokashira line

Down on the platform for the Odakyu Line

Down on the platform for the Odakyu Line

3 thoughts on “Shimokitazawa”

  1. nihonjon says:

    #30 is a cool shot! shimokitazawa is always a fun place to hangout…

    1. shibuya246 says:

      thanks. #30 and #31 are with the small Lumix camera. The rest are with the Nikon D700. Sometimes the Lumix gets in to places where the nikon cant.

  2. perdomot says:

    Great pics! I love areas like this as it gives a feel for the real day to day life in Japan. I stayed in Nezu mostly on my last trip and really wandered the neighborhood. Even got to enjoy the festival at Nezu Shrine which was awesome.

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