What are some old town neighborhoods that are good to visit in Tokyo? We are already planning on visiting Kawagoe, Yanesen,and Tateishi. We like shopping at mom and pop shops.

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Sosuke Kimura Sosuke Kimura, Living in Japan

Answered over 1 year ago

I like small shops also!

Kawagoe and Yanesen are beautiful places. Tateishi is more deep spot. 

If you like small Izakaya restaurants (like a pub), my recommendations are Nakano and Asakusa hoppy street. The area has "Yokocho". Yokocho has many mom-and-pop Izakaya restaurants.
About YOKOCHO:

Un...If you dont like Izakaya style...
Some Tokyo's area has famous and bigger shopping streets. 
The shopping street has many mom-and-pop shops.

My pickups:
1. Sugamo Jizo shopping street
2. Togoshi-Ginza shopping street
3. Asakusa Nakamise shopping street ( famous travel spots )
4. Nakano Sun Mall shopping street ( famous for subcultures )

If you are interested, please try searching.

Yokocho and Shopping street are may be good keywords for you to research.

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