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Hishimo in Shimokitazawa

July 27, 2011

The recently launched drinking den has become one of the city's favourite new spots

  • Text by Sophie Jackson

Shimokitazawa is packed full of bars, cafes, restaurants and live music venues and its latest addition can rival the best of Tokyo's drinking spots.

Open merely a matter of days and already visitors are cramming onto the outdoor pavement, clamouring to get in. Hishimo is a new Euro style bar has a laidback atmosphere and interesting architecture with overhead wooden seating featuring snaking ivy around its pine structure. The gregarious owner has spent some time overseas and the place is full of eclectic objects; cows sculptures and an international spoon collection amongst them.

They offer an entirely organic wine selection, home made fruit 'vinegars' which are then mixed with an assortment of alcohols on request, some mean proscuitto and olives and an already seemingly devoted clientele. Plus they stay open until the early hours offering food and no cover charge.

Photos by Martin Gadsden

Hishimo @ Kitazawa 3-26-1


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