Setagaya



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Sangenjaya and Shimo-Kitazawa, only about a 30-minute walk apart from each other, are excellent choices for nightlife and daytime shopping in a uniquely Japanese atmosphere. Shimo-Kitazawa is famous as a hip town catering to the local college crowd, so funky shops and art bars abound. A trip to Shimo-Kita isn't complete without checking out the local music scene at one of its intimate, dark, and always pumping live houses. Likewise, Sangenjaya comes alive in smoky Old-Edo fashion in the "Sangenjaya Triangle," a mish-mash of snack bars and tiny izakayas stacked one on top of the other in the neighborhood's microscopic back alleys.

Sangenjaya could be said to be Setagaya's heart. The Setagaya Line streetcar has its terminal here, just below Carrot Tower, the tallest building in Setagaya. Fittingly, there are plenty of shops, movie theaters, and cozy, reasonably priced restaurants here to cater to locals and tourists alike.


Restaurants

Men-Kurai
Maru-kin
Akasaka Ramen
Fukumori
Tsukemen-ya Jou

Hotels

the b sangenjaya

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