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A Pleasant Stroll in Hiroo 「広尾の散歩」

Nestled in between Shibuya and Roppongi, you’ll find Hiroo, a peaceful hideaway and lovely neighbourhood.  Hiroo has always been the expat’s community area and it’s home to Embassies, international schools, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants and you can also find English-speaking services

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Hiroo’s atmosphere is very welcoming for those who want to live in a more relaxed manner. And it has that thing I love, when you have the coolest little shops besides these old wood homes.

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Les Grands Arbres

Les Grands Arbres, one of the prettiest restaurants/flower shops in Hiroo

Les Grands Arbres

Old “Senbei” shop in Hiroo. Senbei is a type of Japanese rice crackers that come in various shapes, sizes, and flavours.  They are usually savory but sometimes sweet and often eaten with green tea as a casual snack.

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I love everything in this shop…the wood boxes, the big glass jars, the hand-written labels, the old posters on the walls… charming old Tokyo!

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Arisugawa Park, very close to Hiroo station, occupies a large chunk of this area. The park has lovely paths and walkways, a baseball field, soccer field, children’s playgrounds, a waterfall and a lovely pond full of koi fish, turtles and ducks.

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

Momiji in Arisugawa Park

Hiroo offers a nice selection of restaurants. I’m usually around this area, so I’ve been to most of the places there and posted about them.  Some suggestions if you visit Hiroo… Trueberry, Island Veggie, Aloha Table, Les Grands ArbresNatural Mart, Little Pie Factory, Canvas Tokyo and Avec Bistro

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Aloha Table

Natural Mart

Natural Mart, the place to shop organic products

Trueberry

Trueberry, vegan & vegetarian restaurant

little pie factory

Little Pie Factory, if you’re craving sweet or savoury pies

avec

Beautiful Avec for a touch of Paris in Tokyo

 

Have fun in Hiroo!

thanks

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. I love the mix of old and new I’m seeing in Hiroo, through your photos.

    That shop with the nice green pattern on the wall, with green bicycle outside and the coat hangers in the window – what sort of shop is that? I see booze and scissors inside.

    • I like that too a lot and that’s something very common in Tokyo. I think that cute green shop is a bar 🙂 I have no clue why they have scissors though!

  2. martín says

    Amo Hiroo!
    The flower store / vivarium is lovely, and the cookies one too.
    Have you seen the movie “Tampopo”?

    • Hiroo es un barrio muy lindo Martin 🙂 Haven’t seen that movie yet but I checked a trailer online. Seems pretty cool! Besos amigo xx

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