Eat & Drink
A trendy neighborhood of upscale shops, traditional Japanese fine dining, and European cuisine
Kagurazaka's roots as a shopping district can be traced back to the Edo period. Back then the neighborhood was known as a geisha district, and a few houses survive to this day.
During the Meiji period Kagurazaka became an entertainment hotspot, with street performances and markets to draw crowds in. Today, Kagurazaka remains one of Tokyo's places to be, with fancy cafes, cool shrines and restaurants for fine dining.
- Dining at the many specialty restaurants or a ryotei—a restaurant that serves traditional Japanese haute cuisine
- Akagi-jinja Shrine, a shrine with historic roots that was renovated with a sleek, modern design in 2010
- Bishamonten Zenkokuji, a temple that dates back to 1595 that also serves as one of the symbols of the neighborhood
How to Get There
You can get to Kagurazaka by several train lines.
The closest station is Kagurazaka on the Tozai line. Alternatively get off at Iidabashi Station on the JR Chuo Line, the Tokyo Metro Namboku and Yurakucho lines, and the Toei Oedo Line.