Stroll through Kakurenbo Yokocho

Stroll through Kakurenbo Yokocho


2019.08.25

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Stroll through Kakurenbo Yokocho

Kakurenbo Yokocho is a tightly knit web of stone & brick streets that harken back to Kagurazaka’s time as a geisha district. However, most of the businesses now are izakayas, but the area still retains the secretive atmosphere of its Edo-period days.

The name Kakurenbo Yokocho comes from the Japanese word for hide-and-seek, where the story goes that anyone trying to follow you on your trip to the geisha houses would lose track of you once you entered these labyrinthine streets.

Simply walking through the narrow alleyways and taking in the sights feels like a fun little trip back in time.

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