Dubbed as a hipster hotspot, the “Brooklyn of Tokyo” and notoriously filled with cool locals, Daikanyama is the perfect place to mingle with the true locals and enjoy shopping, dining, of course, coffee. The area is young, but feels more mature than Shibuya and carries the elegance of Omotesando. Walking around Daikanyama you can enjoy not only the store and the attractions, but also the people. Here is a guide to visiting Daikanyama.
Coffee in Daikanyama
While in Daikanyama you will definitely want to visit one, if not more of the hip coffee establishments dotting the streets of the area.
Cafe Facon Roaster Atelier
A quaint cafe upstairs and a coffee roastery downstairs, Cafe Facon Roaster Atelier sells high-quality roasted beans. Sit and enjoy a cup of drip coffee or take the thoughtfully roasted beans home to brew your own. The cafe also holds coffee workshops.
10-3 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0034, Japan
Triton Cafe Daikanyama
A cute and cozy cafe serving everything from coffee to flavorful shaved ice and some of the best pancakes you’ll eat in the area. Be careful on weekends as the place can line up quick for those eager to brunch.
2-8-3 Sarugakucho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0033
Filled with plenty of natural light and a comfortable, ambient setting, Mocha Coffee is popular among locals. Serving homemade cakes with coffee, Mocha Coffee is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy a restful caffeine refill.
25-1 Sarugakucho | Edy Daikanyama 103, Shibuya
Shopping in Daikanyama
A must-see while in Daikanyama, a hidden gem amongst the shops selling items and garments treated with traditional indigo techniques. The technique has been used for centuries. Clothes and accessories have a boho vibe and the shop is well designed.
20-11 Sarugaku-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0033
Selling clothing and records while also serving coffee, Bonjour Records is a local favorite. The store has a minimalist vibe, selling modern and hip clothes it is also enjoyable to peruse the books and records while sipping a coffee.
24-1 Sarugakucho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0033, Japan
A place easy to get lost spending time admiring the book selection, T-Site is well-known not only for their extensive collection but for the building’s architecture. You can also enjoy listening to music from an archive of songs collected from over 12,000 albums as well as a coffee shop. There is also a creative stationery shop offering personalized monogramming on items – the perfect gift or keepsake.
17-5 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
The window display alone will entice you to come inside Journey, a cute shop selling accessories and basics. The building was originally from the 1940s was once a house and has now been converted, which makes the shopping experience a little glimpse of history.
Sarugaku-cho 20-10 Shibuya, 150-0033 Tokyo
Eating in Daikanyama
Famous for their pie, Matsunosuke also serves pancakes and cheesecake as well as smaller pastries and biscuits. If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this is the place, and the apple pie is worth all the hype.
2 9-9 Sarugakucho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0033, Japan
Blu Jam Cafe
Accommodating vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets, Blu Jam Cafe has an extensive menu and is great for brunch, lunch or dinner for Western-style dining. Space is inviting and warm just like the food.
150-0034, 20-20 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0034, Japan
King George Sandwich Bar
A cute place to grab a delicious sandwich, King George offers a variety of sandwich options and also caters to vegetarians and vegans serving health-conscious sandwiches. You’ve likely seen their food on Instagram it will be hard not to snap a picture of the delectable sandwich.
11-1 3 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0034, Japan
Spring Valley Brewery
A perfect place to enjoy a casual drink or sample the locally made beer in a flight of beer, great for tasting a few different options. Enjoy a cold beer with dishes like fish and chips and hamburgers, a comfortable and inviting space.
13-1 Daikanyamacho | Log Road Daikanyama, Shibuya 150-0034.