Pauline Miko takes us on a 12 hour tour around downtown Tokyo; Daikanyama and Ebisu in Shibuya.

 

Daikanyama morning sweetness

SI·EMPRE

A lovely organic cafe and market, part of the Tenoha complex in Daikanyama, SI·EMPRE offers a delicious selection of healthy and handmade produce. This café is great for seasonal fruit and is a must visit for vegetable juice lovers and organic quiche fans.

20-23 Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.tenoha.jp/si-empre/

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Plants and Japanese design

Tenoha & Style Store

Offering a new life style with high quality products made by creators in Japan, Tenoha is a concept store displaying the newest in Japanese design for your home in a nature surrounded shop. Contemporary furniture and homewares are interspersed with luscious plants, creating a unique shopping environment. The shops also has regular workshops and events.

20-23 Daikanyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.tenoha.jp/and-stylestore

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The art of stationery

Stálogy Laboratory Tokyo

Part of the Nitoms brand, Stálogy shop in Daikanyama is a real paradise for stationery lovers: colorful stickers, super-thin pencils, extra-light yearly notebooks, eco-friendly erasers…this treasure chest has it all. The shop also allows their clients to send a letter to the future by using their spacial post box!

1Chome-35-16 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.stalogy.com

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Timeless fashion stop

Eliminator#4481

Eliminator is a unique fashion store with a strong identity. The concept, originating in the UK, is to represent international fashion designers with a strong and timeless style. Using time as a reference (past, present & future) the concept store sells next generation designer labels such as Raf Simons, Y-3 (Yohji Yamamoto), Umbro, Tim Coppens, COMME des GARÇONS, amongst others. This store is definitely worth a visit for any fashion lover.

1F Grace Daikanyama, 26-13 Sarugako-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.eliminator.co.jp

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Japanese set? Lunch break!

Soso

At Soso you get a great meal for a really reasonable price in a Zen environment. Choose from a great selection of specialities such as Miso soup, red bean rice, green Japanese tea, or a side of daikon with a yuzu note. Make sure to try the chef’s special: delicious peanut sauce and sesame chicken wings.

Daikanyama First Bldg 1F, 1-34-28, Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.soso-tokyo.com/english

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Art books shop

NADiff A/P/A/R/T

After lunch, walk off your meal and head towards Ebisu. You will arrive at the densely packed NADiff bookshop and its wide collection of photography, design and art books, mainly published in Japan. This store is heaven on earth for design enthusiasts and those who enjoy a good coffee table book.

2F, 1-18-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.nadiff.com

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Photography art gallery

G/P Gallery

Upstairs from NADiff bookstore, you’ll find one of the best photography art galleries in Tokyo. Representing the new generation of Japanese photographers like Daisuke Yokota, Takashi Kawashima and Chihiro Minato, as well as international artists like Viviane Sassen and Stephen Gill, the 2008 established gallery hosts several exhibitions per year.

NADiff A/P/A/R/T 2F, 1-18-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.gptokyo.jp

Evening music venue

Saravah Tokyo

Opened by the legendary European music label of the same name, Saravah Tokyo is the best place to enjoy great music in Shibuya at night. The aim at Saravah is to discover and showcase the newest talents in town. Both Japanese artists and international bands and singer-songwriters share the stage every night before an enthusiastic audience. An added bonus, the sound-system is exceptional in this venue!

Crossroads Bldg. B1, 1-29-1 Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

www.l-amusee.com/saravah/

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