Updated: November 07, 2018
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Shimokitazawa: Best Cheap Second Hand Stores, Cafes, And Bars


Shimokitaza is a hipster district not far from Shibuya. It is served by the station of the same name of the Odakyu Odawara and the Keio Inogashira lines.

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Second Hand Clothing Shops

Second-hand clothes is perhaps what Shimokitazawa is most famous for. There are tons of shops to discover. Many are quite expensive though. If you are hunting for some treasures at a bargain price, see our selection below! The list only includes some really cheap good spots.

New York Joe Exchange

New York Joe Exchange is a good place to start if you're shopping for second-hand clothes. It's on the cheap side and you can exchange some of your second hand clothes for a discount. The shop has an interesting interior because it used to be a public bath house.
Address: 3-26-4 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


Florida is another place where you can find some awesome things at a bargain. If you can, you should visit the shop on the last Saturday of the month because everything is half priced!
2-29-2 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


Look out for a shop called Micmo in Shimokitazawa. With its four locations, it is one of the most popular spots for cheap second-hand clothing for men and women.

Shimokita Market

Shimokita Market is the cheapest there is with items starting at ¥100.
Address: 2-34-11 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Village Vanguard For Miscellaneous (Bizarre) Goods

Village Vanguard is a chain store selling general goods that has many locations throughout Japan. Shimokitazawa happens to have a very popular location that is just at a 2-minute walk from the north exit of the station. It's definitely worth the go if you are looking for some eccentric stuff and you like the subculture of Japan.

Address: 1F Marche Shimokitazawa, 2-10-15 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00~24:00

Cool Cafes

If you want cute sweets, a good strong coffee, a light meal, or just enjoy the quaint atmosphere of a hipster cafe, Shimokawa has lots to offer in that department. Check out the link below for our selection of some of the best spots.

A Natto Everything Shop (Including Donuts!!!)

There's a restaurant called Sendaiya that is famous in Shimokitazawa for serving natto as the main thing on their menu. You can get a set meal with all you can eat natto (there are different kinds to choose from). Also, you can get some rarer items such as natto donuts. Give them a try! Most people actually like them, even those who don't like natto.

Night Life

With a high population of students and young professional, Shimokitazawa is a good place to enjoy the nightlife. There are countless bars, most of which are relatively small, and the place is also famous for having lots of live music gigs. See the link for a list of cool places to enjoy the evening and night in Shimokitazawa.

Breakfast Places

For the morning people, you might want to check out the restos where you can have some mostly western-style breakfasts in Shimokitazawa.
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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