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Daikanyama Walking Guide

Tour this hip, quaint neighborhood, filled with high-end boutiques and restaurants.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 8.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview:  Located on the western edge of Shibuya, Daikanyama is a very trendy, popular neighborhood. Walking through Daikanyama can feel a bit... more »

Tips:  Wear comfortable shoes.
Daikanyama is a 10-minute walk from the Ebisu station.
If you want to go there directly, take the Tokyo... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Kyu Yamate Dori

Start the day with a walk through Kyu Yamate Dori, a great street for a stroll as it's very green and lush and full of trees. Many foreign embassies are located here, as well as street cafes and churches and schools.

Note -- Dori simply means "street" in Japanese.

2. Hillside Terrace

A 3-minute walk from the Daikanyama Tokyu Toyoko line, Hillside Terrace is one of the most famous buildings in Daikanyama. A combination residential and commercial building, it was designed by Fumihiko Maki in 1967, and has continued growing over the years. It's known for its arresting white geometric design. It was built in several stages between... More

This cafe features an open air feel with terracotta flooring, antique furniture and open air space where sun can shine in through the beams above. There is a 300 year old zelkova tree in the inner garden, and the place prides itself on feeling like an authentic Italian cafe.

Phone: 03-3770-9517
29-3 Sarugaku-cho
150... More

4. Okura

Okura is a women's clothing boutique filled with organic classic Japanese garments with indigo-dyed fabrics. The results are simple and stunning, and the store itself is decorated with Tokyo Bay planks of driftwood.
20-11 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, 03-3461-8511

5. Hachiman Dori

Up and down this street (which is "dori" in Japanese), you'll find many unique shopping complexes filled with fashionable boutiques and cafes. I'm marking this as a point of interest on its own so you know the general direction in which to walk from Daikanyama station, but I will list notable shops separately below. There are tons, and I do mean ... More

6. Tsumori Chisato Boutique (inside La Fuente)

You can find designer Tsumori Chisato's funky fashion boutique inside the La Fuente shopping complex on the first floor. Hard to find outside Japan, this makes this designer's shop a popular destination for European and American tourists. While mostly concentrated on women's fashion, you can also find clothing for men.

Telephone: 03-5728-3225
... More

7. Daikanyama Address shopping center

Daikanyama Address is an open air shopping retail complex with designer boutiques, restaurants. If you're here around the holidays, Christmas lights and illumination are quite beautiful here.

8. Loveless Fashion Boutique

Loveless is an indie Japanese designer clothing shop produced by the same company as the store by the same name in Aoyama. The floorspace looks like something out of the future, but omehow the mix of 80s memorabilia and futuristic white marble works.

Telephone: 3 3770 1991
20-23 daikanyama-cho
shibuya-ku, shibuya-ku
Hours: 12pm - 8pm

9. Eataly

End the tour with a bite to eat, or a few bites, at Eataly. You don't necessarily come to Japan to have Italian food, but I can tell you first-hand that unless you're going to Italy soon, you'll never have Italian food quite this good. This is the biggest Italian wine and food center in Japan, where visitors can buy high quality food and drink.... More