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Kagurazaka, Shinjuku

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
Once a prominent hanamachi (geisha district) in the Edo Period (1603-1867), today Kagurazaka draws visitors with cobblestone streets, a broad selection of French restaurants, and an elegant atmosphere. Throughout history, the neighborhood has preserved a spirit of gathering for entertainment and leisure; today, it's Tokyo's hub of traditional fine dining. Try luxurious dishes with a European touch, or immerse yourself in the local urban culture in tucked-away cafes and trendy bookstores. Depending on the season of your visit, you might even get to witness the picturesque cherry blossoms in the streets. Put Kagurazaka into our Tokyo tour itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tokyo.
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  • Enjoyed the tree lined, quiet streets. It's a different world from famed Shibuya intersection. Best of all, the foods in Kagurazaka is what draws the crowd: kaisendon, large dumplings, orange cream.....  more »
  • Visited Kagurazaka in January 2020. This is my favorite part of Shinjuku, away from hustling and bustling downtown. Slower pace, peaceful, and many great neighborhood/Michelin rated restaurants...  more »

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