Exploring a Stylish Town, Kagurazaka, Tokyo: Visit to Tokyo Daijingu Shrine and Enjoy Fruit Sours



This time, we visited Kagurazaka in Tokyo!
Kagurazaka is a blend of old and new, a stylish town featuring historic charm, trendy shops, and diverse dining.

Explore the streets and experience the essence of both traditional and modern Japanese culture✨
Check it out and experience the charm!

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

12:15pm Iidabashi Station

Let’s start the trip from Iidabashi Station.
Let’s Go!

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Iidabashi Station is located in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. In the surrounding area, there is a walkway along a causeway lined with cherry blossom trees, where you can enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in spring. In addition, the Kanda River stretches out in front of the station, providing a wonderful view. Iidabashi Station is also close to the Ueno area, where you can stroll along Waseda Street leading to Kagurazaka.

12:30pm *Closed: Kagurazaka Shoyamatei Black Wagyu Luxurious Bento Specialty Shop

Firstly, let’s eat something! Lunch in Kagurazaka is affordable.
Here, you can enjoy a Black Wagyu lunch for a reasonable price! 😋

It was located behind the main street of Kagurazaka, a 5-minute walk from the station. Even arriving at opening time, we were surprised to see customers streaming in one after another!

*The shop is currently closed.

Counter seats only

The restaurant was small, with about 8 to 10 seats!

There were three levels on the menu, and we opted for the middle one.

Grilled meat sushi was served as a side dish, and the meat was melting in the mouth!, so good✨

Black Wagyu Deluxe Bowl: 1,460 yen

As the name suggests, it is a super luxurious bowl of rice topped with roast beef of Black Wagyu, Sirloin steak and Shigureni (Sweet and Savory Braised Beef). It is so delicious!

Dashi Chazuke (Dashi broth over rice)

You can savor the beef shigureni with half of the rice left, creating a delightful dashi chazuke. We recommend adding Yakumi (Condiments) to enhance the flavor😋

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Kagurazaka Shoyamatei Black Wagyu Luxurious Bento Specialty Shop is a Luxurious Bento specialty restaurant located in Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. The lunch menu was popular for its reasonably priced Black Wagyu lunch. *Currently Closed.

2:00pm Tokyo Daijingu Shrine

After lunch, take a 10-minute walk to this shrine, one of the famous shrines for marriage in tokyo✨

We both made wish for a good marriage!

Blessings for Marriage

Although the grounds are relatively small, there is greenery, which is refreshing.
As it is a blessing for marriage, there seemed to be a lot of women there!

Omikuji (fortune-telling paper strip)

Among the omikuji, many were love-related. We heard that the fortunes here are remarkably accurate in predicting romantic outcomes!

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Tokyo Daijingu Shrine, located in Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, is a shrine that is believed to be beneficial for marriage. It is apparent that many weddings are held and many female visitors come to the shrine to pray for a good marriage. It is also within walking distance of Yasukuni Shrine.

3:00pm *Closed: Kagurazaka Kinozen

For a short break, we went to sweet shop. This is another very popular shop in Kagurazaka, where you can enjoy Japanese sweets inclduing Zenzai (red bean soup with mochi), Anmitsu (Japanese style parfait), Matcha bavarois and so on. Additionally, there are also rice menu🍚

*The shop is currently closed.


Seating is available on both the first and second floors, with a cozy tatami room at the back of the second floor for a relaxing experience. Upon seating, enjoy tea and senbei (rice crackers).

Matcha Bavarois: 961 yen

We ordered this most popular one! It goes great with whipped cream and sweet red bean paste😋

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Kinozen cafe in Kagurazaka is a popular sweet shop. Here, you can enjoy sweet treats such as Zenzai, Anmitsu, and Matcha Bavarois. It also serves rice dishes such as kamameshi, and can be used for lunch or a short break. *Currently closed.

4:30pm AKOMEYA TOKYO in la kagū

After the sweet time,
We reached a commercial facility right in front of Kagurazaka Station. Here, you can enjoy everything from dining to shopping, making it a symbol of Kagurazaka’s charm!

The first floor is dedicated to food, featuring a stylish dining room. Explore unique seasonings and adorable tableware—ideal for picking up souvenirs✨

The second floor offers a diverse array of general goods, from cosmetics to interior items. Just looking around is so much fun!

The first floor: food-themed floor



We found a cute chopstick rest!

2nd floor: selling general goods

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AKOMEYA TOKYO in la kagū, located in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, is a symbolic commercial facility in Kagurazaka. 1F is a food floor with a stylish dining room, and 2F is a general merchandise floor with a wide range of products from cosmetics to interior goods. Another attraction is that it is close to Kagurazaka Station, making it enjoyable even on rainy days.

5:30pm Tokyo Sour Stand

Let’s conclude our trip here;
We found a very modern and stylish shop in a back alley of Kagurazaka Street!

This is a shop specializing in fruit sours! There is a wide variety of lemon sours, but also unique options like apple and dragon fruit that you wouldn’t typically find in a regular izakaya🍎

You can have a quick drink before dinner, or have a drink while eating meal!

Mandarin orange Sour and Dragon Fruit Sour

The colors are vibrant and pretty. As made using the whole fruit, the taste is rich and nice!


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Tokyo Sour Stand, located in Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, is the fruit sour specialty shop in Tokyo. Located in a back alley on Kagurazaka Street, Tokyo Sour Stand has a stylish appearance. It is popular with women and is recommended for a quick drink before dinner or over a meal.

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