Shimokitazawa. Just 7 minutes west of Shinjuku, or 3 minutes west of Shibuya lies one of Tokyo’s coolest districts. Shimokitazawa is a tiny, crowded network of alleys and passageways surrounding the station of the same name, The Magic Spice ‘Soup Curry’ Cafe in Shimokitazawa. much loved for more arty, alternative lifestyle. During the day there is shopping for fashion and second-hand clothes. In the evening the focus is on drinking in Izakayas.