Shopping in Meguro

Meguro, a vibrant neighborhood in Tokyo, offers a delightful shopping experience. Here are some of the best places to explore:

1. Nakameguro

– **85 (Hachigo)**: This shop at the Nakameguro Koukashita complex focuses on **fermented foods and drinks**. You’ll find items like soy sauce, miso, sake, cheese, and bread that are both good for your health and the environment¹.
– **1LDK Apartments**: A lifestyle-oriented branch of the popular Nakameguro clothing store, 1LDK Apartments offers a selection of women’s and men’s clothing, as well as homeware and food¹.
– **Green Bean to Bar Chocolate**: Part of Tokyo’s ‘bean-to-bar’ movement, this shop creates quality chocolate from raw cacao beans. They even offer workshops to learn about the production process¹.
– **Have a Good Time**: Don’t miss this shop, which celebrates Nakameguro’s grungy street art culture. Browse through cool art pieces, T-shirts, sweat tops, stickers, and accessories¹.

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2. Daikanyama

– **Tsutaya Daikanyama**: Spread across three interlinked buildings adorned with lattices of interlocking Ts, this bookshop is a bibliophile’s dream. The ‘T’ stands for rental chain Tsutaya, making it a haven for book lovers¹.
– **Giraffe**: Known for selling the **cutest ties in the entire world**, Giraffe deals in original products, including bow ties, business ties, skinny ties, and bolo ties¹.

3. Naka-Meguro

– With the **Meguro River** slicing through the main shopping area, Naka-Meguro is famous for its trendy boutiques, craft restaurants, and its annual cherry blossom festival held each spring².

4. Other Notable Areas

– **Ginza**: Home to Isetan, one of Tokyo’s revered department stores, and the variety store Don Quijote.
– **Harajuku**: Explore Anime goods and unique boutiques.
– **Akihabara**: Perfect for music lovers with its secondhand vinyl and CDs at Disk Union.
– **Asakusa**: Authentic souvenirs await in this historic district³⁵.

Remember to immerse yourself in the local culture, discover hidden gems, and enjoy the shopping scene in Tokyo! 🛍️🇯🇵

Source: Conversation with Bing, 3/10/2024
(1) The best shops in Nakameguro and Daikanyama | Time Out Tokyo. https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/shopping/the-best-shops-in-nakameguro-and-daikanyama.
(2) The Best Things to Do and See in Meguro, Tokyo – Culture Trip. https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/the-best-things-to-do-and-see-in-meguro-tokyo.
(3) The 10 best neighbourhoods to shop in Tokyo – Lonely Planet. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/best-places-to-shop-tokyo.
(4) 10 Best Tokyo Shopping Districts: Where to Shop and What to Buy There …. https://livejapan.com/en/article-a0001775/.
(5) MEGURO RIVER: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos). https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g298184-d1425866-Reviews-Meguro_River-Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html.
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