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Updated: July 30, 2019
With hip boutiques, galleries and cool coffee stands, this local neighborhood near Shibuya has held onto its indie charm, despite encroaching developments. The cherry-tree-lined river brings crowds of revelers in spring, but it's a must in all seasons.
Aimed at bringing people together, this stylish bookshop has spaces for meeting, working and relaxing, surrounded by lifestyle books and pop-up art events. With comfortable seating, USB ports and a Starbucks on-site, it's a good place to while away the time.
Developed in 2016 to use the neglected space under the railway tracks, you'll find a vibrant mix of casual Japanese restaurants, stylish cafés and galleries at this popular weekend destination. Don't miss Hachi Go (85), dedicated to organic pickles and vegetables, as well as eco-conscious products.
The section of the Meguro River that passes through Nakameguro is shaded by cherry trees that look like pink clouds floating over the water when they burst into bloom. On either side of the river, you'll find a cool mix of fashion, furniture and bookshops, with casual bars and cafés.