• Shimokitazawa is a bohemian neighbourhood just a few stops from Shibuya or Shinjuku on the Keio Inokashira and Odakyu lines respectively.

    The narrow streets of Shimo are stuffed with vintage clothing shops, quirky cafes, live houses, indie fashion outlets and artist studios. Despite being such a sought after address, it’s far enough from central Tokyo that things are a lot cheaper. Ozeki Supermarket is a great place to pick up a fresh sushi bento for 500yen.

    If you’ve never been before, catch a flavour first by listening to our Shimokitazawa podcast episode