Kakurenbo Yokocho (Hide-and-seek Alley)

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Kakurenbo Yokocho (Hide-and-seek Alley) in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka area is an alleyway that was named for a story that if one were to be following another person, he or she would lose sight of that person as soon as they enter this street. The alley itself has a traditional air about it, and the buildings and cobblestone pavement make it easy to picture geisha walking about during the Edo period. There are a number of stylish restaurants hidden in the alley, and taking a stroll is a nice way to spend a relaxing afternoon. In addition, visitors can see Geisha Kodo, which has a geisha office, a shamisen training area, and a public bath; the district is also home to Hyogo Alley, which got its name from the hyogo (weapon and armor storage) that was there during the Warring States period of Japan (1467-1590).

※The alley includes private property. Please practice good manners and refrain from making a lot of noise.
※Littering is prohibited. Please be careful of cigarette ash and butts as well as general trash.

0.5 Hours
Postal code
3 chome Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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