DAIKANYAMA / NAKAMEGURO

Daikanyama and Nakameguro with Kids Tokyo

Family Fun in Daikanyama / Nakameguro Areas of Tokyo – Tokyo with Kids, Tokyo with Teens.

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Laugh, Learn & Live! Enjoy the Daikanyama / Nakameguro area of Tokyo with your Family.

Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Nakameguro with Kids

Nakameguro is a popular yet quiet residential neighborhood filled with unique boutique shops and cafe. The area comes alive with their Cherry Blossom festival along the Meguro River in mid spring and during their summer matsuri (festival). Wondering what to do for one day in Tokyo? Pick your favorite day …

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Camden Blue Star Donuts and Coffee (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Camden blue star donuts

*** CAMDEN BLUE STAR DONUTS HAS CLOSED *** Camden Blue Star Donuts is a Portland-born doughnut shop that opened in Tokyo’s chic Daikanyama neighborhood in April 2015. Their unique and creative flavors have earned them the nickname “Donuts for Grownups”. The shop sits inside Fred Segal’s Mart in the Western-themed shopping …

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Tsuchiya Randoseru – One of Japan`s Most Respected Names in Leather Goods

tsuchiya randoseru

The Tsuchiya Randoseru (ランドセル) is one of Japan’s most respected names in leather goods. For more than 50 years, the Tsuchiya Bag Co., Ltd has meticulously handcrafted high quality, original randoseru. In 2015, to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the company launched a collection of randoseru for working adults – the Otona Randsel Randoseru, which …

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Patisserie 1904 (Nakameguro & Ikejiriohashi, Tokyo)

I heard about Patisserie 1904 from a Japanese friend a couple years ago but never had the opportunity to go. Apparently it`s is a hugely popular cake and sweets shop nestled quietly on a residential street between Ikejiriohashi and Nakameguro (one block from Yamate street – the main road). We had …

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Urth Caffe (Daikanyama, Tokyo) – Healthy Food and Organic Drinks Cafe

Urth Caffe is one of my favourite spots to visit for a healthy American meal. Located in chic Daikanyama they serve a delicious selection of healthy salads, hearty sandwiches and paninis. They`re well known for their exclusively organic coffees and fine teas as well as their refreshing bobas (bubble teas), smoothies and juices. …

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Nakameguro Park (Nakameguro, Tokyo) – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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Tokyo One Day Itinerary: Daikanyama with Kids

Start your morning off at Ivy Place, one of our favorite breakfast spots on our list of Top Tokyo breakfast & brunch recommendations. Located in the stylish Daikanyama T-Site complex, Ivy Place opens daily from 7:00 a.m. and offers a variety of breakfast choices that change with the season. Patrons have …

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Yutenji Temple (Nakameguro, TOkyo)

Myoukenzan Yutenji Temple is a Jodo (pure) Sect of Buddhism established about 300 years ago. The temple launched a free smartphone app, a bilingual (English and Japanese) video guide to the history and origins of the Temple buildings. Download the app, obtain an app map at the main temple office, …

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Three Twins Organic Ice Cream Shop (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Three Twins Organic

Three Twins Organic is a Californian-born ice cream shop that offers 11 different flavours of natural ice cream without artificial colourings, seasonings and preservatives. Popular flavors are Madagascar Vanilla, the sweet-and-sour blend of orange and chocolate named Chocolate Orange Confetti, and the San Francisco fave, Sea Salt Caramel. They also carry lemon cookie, mint …

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Sakana Bacca (Nakameguro, Tokyo) – Fresh Seafood Store

Sakana Bacca Nakameguro

Sakana Bacca (サカナ バッカ) is a retailer that deals with seafood delivered directly from fishermen and the Tsukiji fish market. The Nakameguro branch sells a wide variety of fresh seasonal fish that you can`t find at your local supermarket, sashimi, seasonings and cooking utensils from all over Japan. They even have tuna-cutting …

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Hacienda Del Cielo Modern Mexicano (Daikanyama, TokyoI)

I had a sudden urge for Mexican and tried lunch at Hacienda Del Cielo (アシエンダ デル シエロ) in Daikanyama. The place is lively and beautifully put together. Lofty ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, lounge-like seating, and a beautiful and spacious rooftop terrace with views of Tokyo. The perfect atmosphere …

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Grill Burger Club Sasa (Daikanyama, Tokyo)

Grill Burger Club Sasa in Daikanyama is popular with the local hipster crowd. They serve 100% wagyu beef burgers in whole wheat buns, soups, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs. Burgers come in S/M/L (80g, 100g and 125g respectively) and a kids lunch set is available.   This was one of my favorite places to eat …

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Palette Plaza, Various Locations – Photo Printing Service

Palette Plaza

Palette Plaza (パレットプラザ) and 55 DPE & Digital Station are our go-to place for quick digital camera and smartphone photo printing. The process is quick, simple, and in English! Just pop into a store with your smartphone or data card, insert your card or plug your smartphone into the adapters then wait …

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

The World`s largest Starbucks Reserve Roastery opened in Tokyo`s trendy Nakameguro Neighborhood yesterday, February 28th. This four-story Starbucks Reserve houses more than 100 unique coffee and tea beverages and merchandise. As you enter you`re welcome to the delicious aromas of roasted coffee, freshly baked bread and sweets. The roastery is …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – Open by 8:00

Looking for a good spot for breakfast or brunch in Tokyo on the weekends? There are a ton of places in Tokyo to choose from, especially considering that some can be so busy that lines form and you just want to eat already! Though not an exhaustive list, here are …

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Karasumori Playroom (Nakameguro, Tokyo)

Karasumori Playroom in Kamimeguro provides an infant and toddler playroom, craft room, gymnasium, books, trains, and much more. They also have a great Japanese class for parents and infants where parents and babies learn about Japanese culture, make seasonal crafts, and make neighborhood friends. They have a great set of playrail trains and …

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