Trainchi Zakka, a relatively new cluster of shops specialising in home décor (Photo: Peter Lin)

A Stroll Through Jiyugaoka

Sophisticated shopping and superb sweets

Peter Lin   - 1 min read

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

Peter Lin @peter.lin

I first visited Japan in 2001 and since then have returned many times. With the efficiency and reliability of its transportation, the graciousness of the people, and the dedication to quality in food and service, Japan has been my standard for modern travel convenience. Every return has remind...