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Daikanyama - Tokyo's Hip West Hollywood Neighborhood

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Daikanyama is one of Tokyo’s hippest neighborhoods, ripe for exploring its many boutiques and cafes. Read more on why Daikanyama is West Hollywood’s twin neighborhood. 

Daikanyama is one of Tokyo’s hippest neighborhoods, located in the Shibuya Ward. It’s a short train ride from central Shibuya Station, but it’s a totally different vibe than anywhere else in Tokyo. 

Daikanyama is brilliant for lunch, brunch, and chill afternoon strolls. But it’s different than any other neighborhood in Tokyo. It’s a modern and sophisticated but laid-back scene with a lot of local boutiques, vintage stores, and cafes. 

I lived in Southern California for six years, and West Hollywood has always been one of my favorite neighborhoods of LA. The first time I visited Daikanyama, I felt an odd familiarity to a place on the other side of the world. An outdoor cafe lifestyle plus boutique shopping is classic West Hollywood, and that’s what you can find here in Daikanyama. 

LA’s beloved Urth Caffe is located in central Daikanyama. Come here for a beautiful selection of pastries, tea, coffee, a healthy lunch, and outdoor patio seating. 

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The Ivy Place is one of Daikanyama’s top spots for lunch or brunch with beautiful outdoor seating. I recommend a reservation, and you can put your name down on the list and stroll for an hour. It’s right close to the Tsutaya Bookstore at T-Site. 

Do you want to unlock Tokyo’s Hidden Magic? I recommend my book, The Hidden Tokyo Neighborhood Guidebook. It’s filled with hundreds of things to do and a range of activities that only an experienced local can know about. You’ll unlock nearly 30 of Tokyo’s top neighborhoods in over 400 pages, designed to leave you knowing this city, including Daikanyama, on a whole other level. Learn more.


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