Tokyo Cheapo’s Guide to Shimokitazawa Nightlife

Adriana Paradiso

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:

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

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

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

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