Shi Ryu Do

Shops, Art


For those looking for distinctive, artistic tattoos or refined Asian-style pieces, this place is highly recommended. The artist, Ron, is well-travelled and enjoys bringing together different cultures at his studio, so Shi Ryu Doh attracts a cosmopolitan group of customers. He’ll lead you through the entire process, which includes deciding on an image, size, theme and so on, and often comes up with a design as early as the following day. In general, Japanese tattoo artists like to take their time with design and preparations, so same-day inking is rare. The studio is located on a quiet backstreet in Jiyugaoka and signage is not very visible, so give yourself a little extra time in case you can’t find it immediately.

Prices vary by design and size. From ¥32,000. Visitors welcome but appointments require reservation. English spoken.


2-45-8 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Transport Jiyugaoka Station (Tokyu Toyoko line), Midorigaoka Station (Tokyu Oimachi line)

Telephone 03 3717 9272

Open 11am-8pm / closed Wed, every other Thur


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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