The first morning we were in Tokyo, we bought the tickets to Miyazaki's Ghibli Museum, and off we went to Shimokitazawa first for the day.
We to JR to Shibuya from Ikebukuro, and then found the Keio Inokashira Line:
I love the retro color of the trains.
This is the street we saw when we stepped out of the station.
We had our first (and only) Mister Donuts this trip. The skinny ones were limited edition donuts.
Then we saw a cool little coffee roaster. They had very good selections of beans. We were hoping that the shop could make us some single origin coffees, but it was only offering blends at the time. I think most of the sales here were through bags of beans.
Cute little things around the area. I believe this was someone's house.
A coffee and pastry cafe.
There were cool stores that looked really indie and unique:
A restaurant of some sort.
A zakka store.
A shoe store.
A rice cracker shop.
I really enjoyed the vibe of Shimokitazawa. There were many people and stores in the area, but it never seem too busy or crowded. Cute little place! If you're a zakka fan, you'll totally fall in love with Shimokitazawa.