Setagaya Travel Guide

  • Grown Up Tabatha, a popular hat shop
    Grown Up Tabatha, a popular hat shop
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  • The town has some small-sized theaters
    The town has some small-sized theaters
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  • Stickout, a popular secondhand clothes shop
    Stickout, a popular secondhand clothes...
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Setagaya Things to Do

  • Hanegi Park

    Hanegi-Koen is one of the largest parks in Setagaya ward and it is known by its plum garden and the first "playpark", a sort of "adventure playground", in Japan. Hanegi Park's playpark is a unique style of the playground where children can play freely according to their own judgement and the rules.Note: In 2014, Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival will...

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  • Shimokitazawa: Overview

    Shimokitazawa is another bustling town of Setagaya ward which serves as a hub for a number of train lines. Because it is close to some of the major universities, this area is a popular shopping and entertainment area for young people. The town has a number of live houses for young rock bands. Shimokitazawa has some popular second hand clothes shops...

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  • Gotoh Museum

    THE MUSEUM WILL BE REOPENED FROM SATURDAY OCTOBER the 20th. This museum is best known by the hand scroll of The Tale of Genji. The garden attached to it is nice as well. Particularly, red gate, various types of Jizo statues and road signposts, tea houses give visitors the time spent well. The museum and garden, currently closed, will be reopened in...

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  • Roka Koshunen

    Roka Koshunen is one of the finest retreats for weekends getting away from urban busy life. It used to be the resident of early 20th century great Japanese novelist Roka Tokutomi. The garden is noted for its nice bamboo growth.

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  • Sangenjaya

    The name "Sangenjaya" came from the fact that during Edo period the area at the joint of Oyama Highway and Noborito highway had three(sangen) tea resthouses(chaya or jaya). Now the town is one of the most bustling areas of Setagaya ward for shopping, dining and entertainment. Carrot Tower is a new landmark of Sangenjaya and on the first floor of...

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  • Setagaya-Ku: Overview

    Setagaya is one of the twenty-three wards in Tokyo and has the largest population among the wards: 841,000 in 2005. And also one of the the largest. This area is generally viewed as residential area and not so much striking tourist attractions. Upscale atmosphere, however, attracts young couples who enjoy shopping to taste such mood. Some of the...

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  • Gotokuji Temple

    Gotokuji Temple is best known by the legend of Manekineko Cat, better known as "Lucky Cats" or "Backoning Cats". It was founded on the part of Setagaya castle in 1480, and after the castle was abandoned during 17th century, Naomasa Ii ordered to rebuilt the temple on the former castle compartments. The temple has Ii family grave including Naosuke...

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  • Jiyugaoka

    Jiyugaoka town is divided into Meguro ward area northern part of Jiyugaoka station and Okusawa area most of southern part of the station. Okusawa area belongs to Setagaya Ward. While major part of Jiyugaoka area belong to Meguro-ku, Setagaya residents may feel this area as inseperable extension of Setagaya. Jiyugaoka attracts people even outside...

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  • Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum

    Machiko Hasegawa is best known by her comic strip series of "The Wonderful World of Sazae-San" published as a 4-panel comic strip at Asahi Shimbun from 1949-74. Later it became the long-running animation series running even today. The story is about everyday episodes of a typical Japanese housewife with three kids who lives with her parents. It...

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Setagaya Restaurants

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    by shintarojon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Manmamiya Restaurant

    - took dinner with my co-teacher, Katayama sensei, Murata-san and Katayama-sensei's friend

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Setagaya Transportation

  • Getting To Hanegi Park

    Hanegi Park is best known as the park where Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival is held from mid February to early March. The park is located close to UMEGAOKA STATION of ODAKYU LINE. From SHINJUKU: Take RAPID EXPRESS, EXPRESS and SEMI-EXPRESS train to ODAWARA and change to local or semi-section express at SHIMOKITAZAWA then get off at UMEGAOKA....

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  • From Harajuku to Shimokitazawa

    Some Harajuku shoppers also drop by Shimokitazawa and both places are not so far to each other. To get to Shimokitazawa the first thing you would do is to find a subway station called MEJI-JINGUMAE. It is not difficult to find because it is close to HARAJUKU station and it is on its way to MEIJI SHRINE and YOYOGI PARK. Then get on the train bound...

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  • Setagaya Line

    Setagaya Line is short(5 kilometers in length) and slow commuter train between Sanganjaya and Shimotakaido, also a station of Keio Line. When you get on the train you have to pay the flat fare of 140 yen (70 yen for children). If you have either Suica or Pasmo card touch the card to the blue area. If you have Setamaru card touch the card on...

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Setagaya Shopping

  • Used Brand Items 700-yen for Each

    Shopping in Shimokitazawa Tip: Shimokitazawa is noted for some fancy secondhand clothes shops and Stick Out at the south of Shimokitazawa station is one of them. The shop carries wide variety of item such as T-shirts, hats, pants, jeans and shirts and all are only 700 yen for each.

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  • Let's Get Enchanted, Hat and Party Items...

    Shopping in Shimokitazawa Tip: According to the shop's website, the shop's opened on concept that "What if Samantha's daughter Tabitha (alternately spelled Tabatha) runs a shop when she grows up?". This hat shop also carries party items such as rubber masks, uniquely shaped clocks, and wide variety of fun items. When you walk south from...

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Setagaya Local Customs

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    by taigaa001 Updated Dec 8, 2011

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    Setagaya Boroichi also known as "Setagaya Rag Market" is not only one of the most popular flea market events in Tokyo, but it is more than 400 years old, designated as Important Intangible Folklore Cultural Asset by Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It is held on 15th or 16th of December and January. This time(2011-12) January 15 market will be really crowded because that day falls on Sunday. I am afraid I will miss this event again this time as well.

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