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More Back Streets of Kagurazaka at Night

Posted in Places by tokyobling on January 14, 2015

More photos of the wonderful back streets of Kagurazaka. The area is not only home of the last genuine geisha house in Tokyo, it is also traditionally nicknamed Little Paris, Petit Paris or even Furansuzaka (French Hill) for the historic connections with France here. Although the place has become more Japanese over the last decade or so there are still a huge number of French restaurants and lots of French people living in the area (well, comparatively of course!). The backstreets are often paved in the manner of Paris and it reminds me a lot of Gion in Ginza. Welcome to one of the hippest areas in Tokyo right now!








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  1. Junko said, on January 14, 2015 at 4:43 am

    This part looks super Japanese and impeccably clean of course.


    • tokyobling said, on January 16, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Most of Japan is so clean. On my long walks every morning at dawn I meet hundreds of people out cleaning the sidewalks. The tourists never see the hard work behind the clean streets I think.


  2. romainboitier said, on January 14, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Indeed really japanese, almost like a stage of cinema. Nothing like France, but absolutely lovely!


  3. lili said, on January 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Really lovely!


  4. Timi said, on January 18, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I want to be there just to be there…the mood is inviting me.


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