JOIN THE LOCALS

tokyo

  • Browse a stunning book emporium to pick up a good read or two
  • Rekindle your love of music you can actually pick up and hold
  • Visit a urban jewelry studio designing handcrafted leather creations






Just a short hop away from Shibuya (less than 10 minutes on foot from the Daikanyama station) is a different world entirely: the quietly upmarket Daikanyama and Nakameguro neighborhoods. Start at the design-award-winning T-Site complex in Daikanyama, home to Tsutaya Books, a gorgeous book emporium that chic denizens treat as an extension of their homes. When you’re done flicking through style tomes, head to Ivy Place next door for an American-style brunch. Sit on the terrace and indulge in some designer-clad-dog-watching—the city’s most pampered pooches visit T-Site’s doggie spa. Now it’s time for some retail therapy: just around the corner you’ll find Okura, a boutique housed in a traditional Japanese building where all things indigo are celebrated (the menswear collection, modern with a Japanese twist, is particularly strong, from its tailored jackets and trousers to deep blue T-shirts emblazoned with a big red sun). Next up? Bonjour Records, celebrating the analog lifestyle. A few doors further is Frank and Easy, a diminutive atelier run by a popular hipster duo who handcraft edgy urban jewelry and accessories. Their Daikanyama store is home mainly to their leather creations (studded cuffs; colorful purses). A sister studio—equally petite—in Shimokitazawa is where they make and showcase their metal jewelry.













From Daikanyama station walk down the main street, past various fashion and design stores until you reach the T-Site Plaza. The entrance is marked with several large trees and a curved stone driveway. The mall itself is made of several building in total.​

DAIKANYAMA T-SITE: 17-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-3770-2525; tsite.jp/daikanyama/store-service/tsite-en

IVY PLACE: 16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku;+81-(0)3-6415-3232; tysons.jp/ivyplace/

OKURA: 20-11 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-3461-8511; hrm.co.jp/okura

BONJOUR RECORDS: 24-1 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-5458-6020; bonjour.jp

frank and easy: 24-2 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-5458-5881; frankandeasy.com












JOIN THE LOCALS

JOIN THE LOCALS

tokyo

  • Browse a stunning book emporium to pick up a good read or two
  • Rekindle your love of music you can actually pick up and hold
  • Visit a urban jewelry studio designing handcrafted leather creations






Just a short hop away from Shibuya (less than 10 minutes on foot from the Daikanyama station) is a different world entirely: the quietly upmarket Daikanyama and Nakameguro neighborhoods. Start at the design-award-winning T-Site complex in Daikanyama, home to Tsutaya Books, a gorgeous book emporium that chic denizens treat as an extension of their homes. When you’re done flicking through style tomes, head to Ivy Place next door for an American-style brunch. Sit on the terrace and indulge in some designer-clad-dog-watching—the city’s most pampered pooches visit T-Site’s doggie spa. Now it’s time for some retail therapy: just around the corner you’ll find Okura, a boutique housed in a traditional Japanese building where all things indigo are celebrated (the menswear collection, modern with a Japanese twist, is particularly strong, from its tailored jackets and trousers to deep blue T-shirts emblazoned with a big red sun). Next up? Bonjour Records, celebrating the analog lifestyle. A few doors further is Frank and Easy, a diminutive atelier run by a popular hipster duo who handcraft edgy urban jewelry and accessories. Their Daikanyama store is home mainly to their leather creations (studded cuffs; colorful purses). A sister studio—equally petite—in Shimokitazawa is where they make and showcase their metal jewelry.













From Daikanyama station walk down the main street, past various fashion and design stores until you reach the T-Site Plaza. The entrance is marked with several large trees and a curved stone driveway. The mall itself is made of several building in total.​

DAIKANYAMA T-SITE: 17-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-3770-2525; tsite.jp/daikanyama/store-service/tsite-en

IVY PLACE: 16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku;+81-(0)3-6415-3232; tysons.jp/ivyplace/

OKURA: 20-11 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-3461-8511; hrm.co.jp/okura

BONJOUR RECORDS: 24-1 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-5458-6020; bonjour.jp

frank and easy: 24-2 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku; +81-(0)3-5458-5881; frankandeasy.com