A local favourite of the trendy kids in the area, Shimokitazawa (下北沢), Tokyo (Setagaya Area) is a comfortable activity hub just 5 minutes by train from Shibuya. Formerly an agricultural field, it became a refuge for people seeking to leave the city after the great Kanto earthquake of 1921 and was spared any damage during the air raids of the Second World War. It was quickly converted into an American marketplace and soon became host to the hippies of the 1970s and later the trendies of today. With narrow streets deterring drivers, the area has a relaxed casual feel, with plenty of great places for people to watch and a chance to wander to your heart's delight. Access Shimokitazawa by taking the Odakyu Line or Keio-Inokashira Line to Shimokitazawa Station.
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