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A Pleasant Stroll in Daikanyama 「代官山の散歩」

Daikanyama (代官山) is a very trendy, popular neighborhood. Walking around this area can feel a bit like walking through a maze, with windy streets filled both with high-end boutiques as well as vintage stores, hip people, open-air cafes and many international restaurants.

Bombay Bazar is a bohemian café located in a basement beneath Okura clothing shop. The place is funky, artsy, and supercool and perfect to relax after you’ve shopped the streets of Daikanyama. Address: 20-11 Sarugaku-cho Shibuya-ku

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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

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Daikanyama T-Site is a complex that features shops, a lounge bar-restaurant, and a large Tsutaya (book shop and media rental company).

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Lovely stores peppering Daikanyama narrow streets…

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This first Maison Martin Margiela store opened in Tokyo in 2000.  It’s located a bit further from Daikanyama, in the ebisu neighbourhood, in a former electrical products factory building.  The interior is all styled in his iconographic  white and maintains much of the factory’s original interior components, preserving the industrial feel of the building. Address:  1F 2-8-13, Kyouden Build, Ebisu-Minami Shibuya -ku.

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