Shimokitazawa—a vintage, bohemian neighborhood only a few stops from central Tokyo—has plenty of cool bars, hangouts and nightlife options. Have a look at some of our favorite Shimokitazawa bars:

Video highlights:

Mother’s Ruin: A friendly Japanese pub and oldest rock bar in Shimokitazawa.

Ichibangai: Small strip of self-owned bars and shops in Shimokitazawa.

Suggested Activity
Harajuku Fashion Walking Tour
Dive into Tokyo's teenage fashionista and cosplay district with this 2-3 hour local guided tour. Bargain hunting at one of Tokyo's largest 100 yen stores, then go up market and visit Omotesando Hills luxury shopping mall. Also Visit Kiddy Land toy store, famous for its celebrity clients and finish off with a complementary crepe (veggie options available). ...

Suzunari: An old theater converted into several small Japanese-style bars.

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Photo by wajun Kuwahara used under CC
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