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TOKYO EYE

Discover the many faces of the world's most exciting metropolis including the latest trends, events and hidden attractions.

Hosted by Chris Peppler

ON AIR SCHEDULE (UTC)

Mon.14:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 21:00
Tue.2:30 - 3:00

Mar. 30, Mon.*RERUN

Indie central: Shimo-Kitazawa

Packed with shops selling vintage clothes and knicknacks, Shimo-Kitazawa is also the heart of the independent drama and music scene. What's behind the powerful youth appeal of Shimo-Kitazawa? We go looking for answers.

Further Info

- Embroidery shop and bistro: Dill fait beau seize
* Address: 2-37-16 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku

- Vintage wear, handmade accessories, watches: Toyo Department
* Address: 2-25-8 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku

- Record shop: FLASH Disc Ranch
* Address: 2-12-16 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku

- Theater: The Suzunari
http://www.honda-geki.com/suzunari.html (in Japanese only)
* Address: 1-45-15 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku

- British pub: Good Heavens!
* Address: 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku

- Beauty products: BIBA SHOP
http://biba-shop.com/ (in Japanese only)
* Address: 2F Marché Shimo-Kitazawa, 2-10-5 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku

- The "stringraphy": Studio EVE
http://www.stringraphy.com/index_j.html
* Address: 1-4-13 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku

- Live music club: SHIMOKITAZAWA LOFT
http://www.shimokitazawa-loft.com/live/ (in Japanese only)
* Address: B1 Excellent Shimo-Kitazawa, 5-31-8 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku

- Photo of Shimo-Kitazawa station square market courtesy of Yurika Takahashi

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