Kagurazaka is a shopping and dining district with a modern cultured atmosphere. It is known as “Petit France” due to the heavy influence of French culture, which can be seen in the many small French restaurants and cafes that occupy the area.
It is also renowned as a Geisha quarter, where they still to this day, entertain clients over dinner in traditional high-end Japanese restaurants tucked away in the back alleys,
Originally, it was a residential district for Samurai in the Edo Period, which bordered the outer moat of the Edo Castle. In the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa era after the Samurai lost control, new residences for literary giant, government officeholders, and upper-class office workers were built, and this led to the area transforming into the hedonistic fleshpot named Hanamachi (Flower Town or Geisha District), where elegantly dressed geisha provide entertainment in the form of dance or songs while gentlemen banqueted.
The area is a melting pot of European charm and traditional Japanese culture. The townscape of old-fashioned architectures in cobblestoned alleys coupled with cosmopolitan chic gives the neighborhood a charming and quaint atmosphere.
Kagurazaka should be on everyone’s must-see list in Tokyo. Lead off of the main slope and explore the winding back alleys in the area. As you stroll through this charming neighborhood, your local guide will provide the fascinating insight into the area’s history and the world of geishas.
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