If you’re looking for a cozy district in Tokyo, make sure to stop by Koenji.
Easily accessible from Shinjuku, this place is a hub for vintage clothing, music of all genres, and unique bars.
Looking for a friendly place to drink? You won’t regret a jaunt through Koenji’s narrow alleyways. They’re packed with tiny pubs and bars owned by quirky locals. Enjoy drinking at affordable prices and dive into the different music and art subcultures that each bar represents. In Koenji, it’s a great idea to check out every little nook and cranny — you never know what cool stuff you might find!
If you’re into the more indie, chill and laid-back vibes, Shimokitazawa will quickly become your go-to Tokyo neighbourhood.
Only a few stops from both Shibuya and Shinjuku, Shimokita (as it’s known to its hipster acolytes) really has it all. With trendy cafes, cozy bars, vintage clothing shops, record stores, music venues, theatres and shisha cafes, you can’t deny Shimokita’s range of options or its charm.
Whether you’re coming to Shimokita for the art, fashion, food or music, the unique atmosphere of this district never disappoints, so don’t hesitate to wander a little deeper through the narrow streets. Feel free to enjoy a cup of Joe or a few glasses of quality liquor with the hip local crowd. Day or night, Shimokita’s is a well of surprise and creative inspiration.
For chill, laid-back Tokyo vibes (and something a little bit off-the-beaten-track) stop by Nakano for a drink or two!
Just five minutes from Shinjuku on the train, Nakano is famous for Nakano Broadway Street (中野ブロードウェイ) , where you can find anime and specialized character goods, along with tiny izakayas and old-fashioned Japanese gourmet food.
Be sure to visit a ramen shop or two while exploring the narrow streets hidden from the main area. You’ll fall in love with the friendly, casual vibes of the tiny bars in the streets of Nakano. You’re bound to meet a new friend!
Historical but modern, Azabu Juban is the home for the best restaurants and bars in Tokyo.
A beautiful residential area in the city, Azabu Juban is where the traditional meets international. With restaurants serving traditional Japanese foods such as soba noodles and donburis, Western cuisines and trendy cafes can be found anywhere in the area as well. The Azabu Juban shopping streets and traditional festivals are also great ways to experience the hidden cultural wonders of the district.
Explore the Tokyo you’ve never experienced before in the hidden gems of Azabu Juban!
It’s almost impossible to come to Japan and never explore the beauty of Asakusa.
This place is the home of the most traditional Japanese architecture such as the iconic Kaminarimon gate and the Sensoji Temple. In the Nakamise streets packed with more than 50 tiny shops, you’ll find the perfect Japanese sweets and gifts that are perfect for souvenirs. You can also devour the savory dishes of tempura and unagi in the city, after a quick stroll along the Sumida River where you can see the cherry blossoms during the spring season.
Visit Asakusa—the perfect getaway to explore the ancient Japanese atmosphere.
Manga, anime, idols and cosplay. These four words are the only way to explain the ever-growing popularity of Akihabara.
With countless shops that sell character goods and costumes, this place is the spiritual home for all of the so-called “otakus” or anime lovers. While there are huge shops like Yodobashi Camera, electronic and tech lovers gather to scavenge through tiny countless specialty parts shops. Find your favorite anime character and meet other fans in Akihabara. Unique shot bars and cafes are hidden in narrow streets not too far from the main area.
Escape the real life and dive into a subcultural fantasy!
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Looking for a city that never sleeps?
Roppongi is where all of the big nightlife happens. If you’re craving a friendly atmosphere and an unrivalled alcohol and food selection, make sure you put Roppongi on the top of your to-do list.
During the daytime, you can hit up the various museums, cinemas, and galleries of the Midtown area. The hottest restaurants, cafes, and art exhibits can also be explored in this sophisticated neighbourhood.
The hotspot for the latest trends? The iconic scramble crossing? Billboards gleaming in neon of every color? You guessed it—Shibuya has everything for the younger generations of Japan.
Bursting with diverse cultures of all kinds, Shibuya is the place to find the hottest music, food, art, fashion and entertainment. Whether you’re a local or a traveler from the other side of the globe, you’ll fall in love with whatever this city has to offer. Shibuya Center-gai offers a wide selection of food, bars and entertainment for any crowd—at any time of the day! Fashonistas, trendsetters, designers and creators come to share their passion in the streets of Shibuya.
Dive into the craziest neighborhood in Tokyo and join the party! Let Shibuya take you on an experience you’ll never forget.
Shop, eat, party and drink—all in the district of Shinjuku.
With massive department stores, museums, and even a park over at Shinjuku Gyoen, there’s something for everybody here in Shinjuku. If you’re into bar hopping, the red-light district Kabukicho is the ideal paradise for late-night izakaya lovers! From classic Japanese to international cuisines, you can find restaurants and bars serving literally any type of food you can think of. Make sure to witness one of the most beautiful night views of Tokyo that Shinjuku’s towering skyscrapers create.
Forget your plans and be spontaneous… Anything can happen in the streets of Shinjuku!