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Updated: February 13, 2023

Chic shopping stop for fashion, dining and sweets

Just a few stops south of Shibuya on the Tokyu-Toyoko Line, the trendy residential district of Jiyugaoka is a maze of narrow streets with a European ambience, dotted with stylish cafes, bakeries and fashion and interior shops. There are plenty of surprises in store, from the Parisian-style streetscapes to La Vita, a miniature version of Venice, with a canal and gondola. If you tire of shopping, ride a Tokyu-Oimachi Line train to nearby Todoroki Ravine Park: a quiet green oasis with a temple, waterfall, burbling river and a dramatic red arched bridge.

How to Get There

Access the area from Jiyugaoka Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line and Oimachi Line.
From Haneda Airport: 50 minutes by train.
From Narita Airport: Two hours five minutes by train.
From Shinjuku: Take the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya and transfer to the Tokyu Toyoko Line for Jiyugaoka. Travel time: 25 minutes.
From Tokyo: Take the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya and transfer to the Tokyu Toyoko Line for Jiyugaoka. Travel time: 45 minutes.

Time for a Parisian-style stroll

There are wide pedestrian promenades on the south side of the station, shaded by cherry trees and dotted with park benches and fashionable cafes for relaxing and al fresco dining. Marie Claire Street and Green Street are perfect for a leisurely stroll, with locals as stylish as Parisians. On the north side, you'll find a cluster of smart interior and lifestyle stores. Explore the narrow side streets filled with small, independent boutiques, cafes and galleries.

Marie Claire Street
green label relaxing, a clothing store
Today's Special, a lifestyle store


Take a sweet break

Jiyugaoka is a mecca for sweets lovers, with a range of sweet shops and dessert cafes. It’s also home to the famous patissier Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s Mont St. Clair. If you're after something more traditional and Japanese, you can enjoy seasonal wagashi sweets and matcha tea at Kosoan, a beautiful teahouse with tatami floors and large windows overlooking a Japanese garden.

A Petit Gateau at Mont St. Clair
A Parfait Verrine at Mont St. Clair
The Garden at Kosoan
Macha at Kosoan

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