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Ranking among popular spots such as Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Asakusa, Shimokitazawa is a must see when you visit Tokyo. Located very close to Shibuya and Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa is a cutting-edge town famous for vintage clothing shops, second-hand record shops, theaters, and live music clubs. It is a town full of young people, and once-young people who dreamed of opening their own shops in this one-of-a-kind town. With unique bars and restaurants which have been in business for many years, Shimokitazawa is ideal for drinking and enjoying the Tokyo nightlife.
"I have been living here for over 20 years now, so I can say authority that this is a great place to live."
Mr. Nobuyuki & Ms. Haruna
The bar "Mother" opened in 1972 with the concept of having friends over for enjoying good music while having a couple of drinks. The name of the bar is not only taken from the song by John Lennon, its also out of respect for all the mothers in the world.
It has been 40 years since we opened the shop, and now we are among the oldest dining bars in Shimokitazawa. We have a wide range of customers from young teenagers to old regular guests. Thanks to Lonely Planet we have many visitors from overseas too.
The customers are intrigued by the unique design of our shop which is inspired from the Jomon period using scraps such as driftwood, aluminum cans and dirt. (Jomon is the period around 4th Century BC.)
What I like about Shimokitazawa is the music, food, vintage clothes and especially the people who bring the culture to life.
The town itself is compact and convenient, with clothing stores, furniture shops, record shops, and restaurants within walking distance. I've lived here for over 20 years now and I can say it is a great town to live in. Please come to Shimokitazawa to experience the unique culture and enjoy various attractions day and night.
Please notify us immediately if you have to cancel your participation tour.
You will be charged the cancellation fee based on the cancellation policy listed in Terms & Conditions for any reason.
10-8 days prior to the day of the tour: 20% of the total tour rate
7-2days prior to the day of the tour: 30% of the total tour rate
1 day prior to the day of the tour: 40% of the total tour rate
On the day of the tour, or non-appearance: 50% of the total tour rate
After the commencement of the tour or no appearance: 100% of the total tour rate