Shop front decoration of a book store—no doubt that it's an exciting one (Photo: Nicole Bauer)

Strolling through Shimokitazawa

A trendy and arty neighborhood full of surprises

Nicole Bauer   - 1 min read

You want to get away from the crowds and do lots of shopping without spending a fortune? Then the northern part of Shimokitazawa is the neighborhood for you. Just a stone's throw from Shibuya station, Shimokitazawa is truly different: still trendy, but with an arty touch. The atmosphere is extremely local and very relaxed. With it's narrow maze-like streets it's almost traffic free and you can fully enjoy the high density of vintage, second-hand, antique and fantastic knick-knack shops.

Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Ital...