The Neighborhood Daikanyama

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): The Neighborhood Daikanyama

One of the biggest misconceptions about Tokyo is that it's all crowds, concrete and neon lights. While you can certainly find those things here, there's more to Japan's capital than Lost in Translation would lead you to believe. Tokyo is chockfull of quiet nooks worthy of your travel checklist, and to kick off my new neighborhood series on the blog, I'm sharing my favorite and the one I call home: Daikanyama.

Artsy, sophisticated and intimidatingly hip, Daikanyama is often likened to Manhattan's SoHo district - albeit a quieter, subdued version. Littered with open-air cafes and trendy upscale boutiques, this neighborhood is largely a weekend destination for Tokyoites looking to while away a Saturday sipping cold-pressed juice and shopping for high-end fashion. What drew me to Daikanyama was its relaxed vibe, tree-lined streets and unbelievable eateries. Amazingly, this suburbia-like oasis is just a 20-minute walk from the world's busiest intersection (aka, the Shibuya Scramble). Read on for my recommendations on what to see and where to eat, drink and shop in DKY! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Neighborhood Daikanyama
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Monkey Cafe   King George   Cedros   Slice   Henry's Burger   Ivy Place   Grigio   Garden House Crafts   Blue Star Donuts   Surf Saturdays NYC   Hacienda del Cielo   LB8   Weekend Garage   Matsunosuke NY   Okura   Daikanyama T-Site   Hollywood Ranch Market   Carboots   Fred Segal   Saigoyama Park   Kyu Asakura House  
Author: Kate Bitner
Read it on author's website: http://www.nomadinnihon.com/blog/the-neighborhood-daikanyama

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