Tokyo Neighborhood: Narrow, Back-Alleys of Kagurazaka

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To describe the town of Kagurazaka, Tokyo requires a bit of imagination and yet they are all familiar in a way. Think of Kyoto’s Gion District (if you been there), then remove some Japanese restaurants and replace it with Italian and French ones, keep the mysterious narrow, bendy back alleys and the Geisha performance houses, maybe built some high rise building to tower over the remaining Edo-style houses- the result is one of the Tokyo’s best and yet, once again less explored neighborhood.

The same analogy is what actually makes exploring the streets of Kagurazaka a worthy effort- the mere fact that it is located in Tokyo and yet, you can play hide and seek among the narrow streets and maybe, on a lucky day spot a Geisha walking around.

Arriving at Iidabashi Station (reachable by JR Chuo Sobu Line & Tokyo Metro), there are many exits points towards the…

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