Name: LITTLE SOUL CAFE
Location: 35°39’47.50″ N 139°40’09.53″ E
Station: Shinjuku Station, JR Lines, Various Tokyo Metro Lines, Shimo-kitazawa Station, Odakyu Odawara Line
Free Wifi: Yes
Our Rating: ⭑⭑⭑
Worth it? Yep.
Hours: 7PM – 2AM
Phone: +81 03-5454-9800
About 2 miles southwest of Shinjuku Station in Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa is a little bar called LITTLE SOUL CAFE. The shop serves drinks + specializes in playing vinyl jazz records.
The atmosphere is subdued + cozy and the music makes it a comfortable place to relax and have a few drinks.
To get here, get to Shinjuku Station listed above, then head southwest down backstreets. Using a GPS map on a phone is best as the bar is a bit hidden on some backstreets in a nondescript residential area.
Alternately you can take the Odakyu Odawara Line to Shimo-kitazawa Station Station, head about 10 blocks northeast, then turn left and head west down a side street.
As a footnote, northeast the station is a café called 小川珈琲｜OGAWA COFFEE LABORATORY
Shimokitazawa – Wikipedia
Shimokitazawa Area Guide | Tokyo Cheapo