Start your day at T-Site - the exclusive conglomeration of shops, a restaurant and lounge, based around Tsutaya Bookstore, which in itself is worth traveling to Daikanyama for.
Make sure to take a break at the gorgeous Anjin lounge on the second floor of Tsutaya bookstore (central building) and indulge in one of the unique green tea and coffee creations, or, a simple meal and late-night cocktails. If you are craving something more substaintial check out Ivy Place, a stylish restaurant in the center of T-Site which serves Western-style breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Daikanyama’s Chacott building with its sleek interior and architecture is another must-visit for any design lover. During lunch and evenings, the 4th floor restaurant COTEAU., enchants guests with its gorgeous interior and delicious modern French cuisine, perfect for an elegant night-out amongst Daikanyama fashion-loving crowd. On the ground floor you will also find a café, which has a great selection of smoothies and cakes, if you’re after a short break during your Daikanyama exploration
Further down the road towards Shibuya you will find Log Road, a hip road of with shops, a brewery, restaurant and outdoor seating, all nestled in a quiet, green oasis.
If you visit Tokyo during other seasons, be sure to check out the enormous Starbucks Reserve Roastery. Designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma, the world’s biggest Starbucks is a 4-floor coffeeshop, roastery, bakery, bar and inspiration lounge located right next to Meguro river.
If you are a photo enthusiast, head over to Ebisu and check out the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, or photographic art bookstore NADiff a/p/a/r/t and learn more about the work of Japanese and international avant-garde photographers.
Over in a small side street is Bar TRENCH, a favorite among cocktail aficionados, and always worth a trip, even if you don’t already happen to be in the area. During the warm months, crowds will spill out into the street, making for a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere, and paired with one of TRENCH’s carefully crafted drinks in hand, it’s not hard to imagine why this bar is consistently ranked as one of Asia’s best.
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