Private tour

Discover Shimokitazawa: Tokyo’s Bohemian Neighbourhood

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Discover Shimokitazawa: Tokyo’s Bohemian Neighbourhood

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 111.16 per person

With your host by your side, enter the heart of Tokyo’s cultural scene in Bohemian Shimokitazawa, one of west Tokyo’s trendy neighborhoods, where live music and hippie vibes rule daily life.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover Shimokitazawa: the Bohemian district of Tokyo
  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and requests
  • See the main tourist sites, as well as the hidden ones only a local can unveil
  • Enjoy a drink in a unique Café or Izakaya
Full description
Book this tour and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded local Tokyoite. Keeping in mind your personal answers, they will put together a bespoke itinerary, just for you. Take part in the lively coffee culture of Shimokita, as the locals call it, or go thrift shopping in the area’s best vintage stores. Explore the hustle and bustle around the local station, where locals gather to enjoy the slow life or wait for the sun to go down and jam to a local band with a hot bowl of soba noodles in one hand and some smooth sake in the other. You will head for the hipster heart of alternative Tokyo, where tiny streets burst with trendy vendors all manner of retro finds. You could shop till you drop at vintage shops like Garage Department Store, which stocks all kinds of funk, or you could sift through mountains of old CDs at Flash Disk, where the only school is old-school. With your host by your side, you’ll get the chance to discover this maze of deviant art, indie music, and hipster fashion while taking in a very different Tokyo from the one you would have imagined. And if you’re getting hungry, you could choose from jazzy joints like City Country City, where good music meets even better coffee, or swap out for a cocktail at Shimokitazawa Mother, where Gaudi-esque decoration compliments fine Okinawan cuisine.
  • Private and personalized itinerary
  • 3 hour with a local host
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (if within reasonable distance)
  • Walking experience
  • A coffee or non-alcoholic drink at one of the neighborhood’s quirky bars or coffee shops
  • Food and drinks (other than mentioned)
  • Any tickets into attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/ from meeting point
  • Public/private transportation during the tour

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please book at least 24 hours in advance so that the supplier can build the best experience for you
  • Tours are fully personalized so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation and food & drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
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Difficult to plan a lot for 2 hours of time that I had chosen. But overall, it was nice.

August 17, 2018

Product ID: 75409