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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Arbres, Natural Mart, Little Pie Factory, Canvas Tokyo and Avec Bistro
Have fun in Hiroo!
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