A stroll through Jiyugaoka

Sophisticated shopping and superb sweets

By Peter Lin, Tokyo, August 2012

Jiyugaoka is well known as one of the most sought after neighborhoods to live in Tokyo. Located at the intersection of the Toyoko and Oimachi lines, this Meguro neighborhood has a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. A leisurely walk through the pedestrian friendly streets is a great way to spend an afternoon, as there are international restaurants, outdoor cafes, fashionable retail stores and great home décor (zakka) stores. Take a break and have a dessert, as Jiyugaoka is known for its sweets, including the Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest, renowned patisserie Mont St. Clair and Jiyugaoka Roll-ya for roll cakes.

Peter Lin
Photography by Peter Lin
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