Koenji: exploring Tokyo's retro and bohemian neighborhood

  • Published on : 28/02/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Tucked away in western Tokyo, Koenji is a neighborhood that marches to the beat of its own drum. With a liberal, bohemian vibe, Koenji grew out of Japan's radical student movements of the 1960s and has retained an alternative, counterculture character to this day. Known for its vintage shops, independent music scene, quirky bars, and the massive Awa Odori Festival in summer, Koenji attracts locals and visitors looking for a slice of pre-boom Japan and a lively, artistic spirit that's increasingly hard to find in modernized Tokyo.

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