Located on the western edge of Shibuya, Daikanyama is a very trendy, popular neighborhood. Walking through Daikanyama can feel a bit... more » like walking through a maze, with windy streets filled with unique clothing boutiques, hip people in casual, yet fashionably disheveled clothing, open-air cafes and many international restaurants.
Slower-paced and quieter than neighboring Shibuya and yet still modern enough to keep the "old Tokyo" sightseers away, Daikanyama is popular both for its shopping and for being "livable," and is in large part also a residential neighborhood. While the crowd here is a bit older than the teens in nearby Shibuya, it is every bit as fashion-conscious and uniquely Japanese in fashion-sense. There are high-end boutiques as well as vintage clothing boutiques, and the people mulling through tend to be more artistic than you might find in the more business-minded districts of Tokyo, such as Shinjuku.
This guide will take you through some of the notable clothing shops and restaurants of the neighborhood, and also allow for a walk through the pleasant alleyways that are filled with many shops for you to explore. This is a good place to spend a more laid-back afternoon with your travel partners, but a place which still allows for plenty of that Tokyo shopping.
The walking route takes you to Caffe Michelangelo third, but if you arrive hungry you can go straight there and visit Hillside Terrace, point number two, next. less «