Daikanyama

Daikanyama

The Daikanyama area is situated in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward and is the focal point of Daikanyamachō. It is known for its eclectic array of shops and high-end restaurants. The inner city is known as the place to source the latest fashions and become acquainted with cultural trends.

If shopping is your idea of fun, there is no better place to indulge your passion than the Daikanyama shopping district. The street features an extensive lineup of boutique shops and international/domestic brand-name stores. It is possible to obtain a wide variety of ‘specialist design’ pieces– everything from high-end fashion items to general wares are created with an eye to being unique. There is also an abundance of popular restaurants. Foodies can treat themselves to sushi, teppan-yaki, French cuisine, Italian cuisine or to dessert.

Moreover, Daikanyama is a spot where visitors can receive a touch of culture. Situated along Kyūyamate Street there is ‘Tsutaya Books’, a popular bookshop with an adjoining café where patrons can read the store’s books without pressure to purchase. The bookshop boasts an impressive collection of publications dedicated to creative pursuits such as art and photography. Visitors can then proceed to another cultural hotspot and appreciate the aesthetic properties of Kyū Asakura House. Kyū Asakura House is a residence / garden that was constructed during the Taishō period (1912-1926) and has since been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan.

Access

The closest station is Daikanyama Station via the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line. Owing to its centralised location, it is also possible to walk to Daikanyama from Shibuya Station, Ebisu Station and Nakameguro Station.




Description: Daikanyama

Sights Daikanyama (代官山)
Rating  
Address Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Daikanyama-chō
東京都渋谷区代官山町
Phone / Fax Phone:
Duration 2Hour(s)


Map: Daikanyama