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  • Komazawa Olympic Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Komazawakouen 1-1
    Komazawa Olympic Park is a sports park in Tokyo located partly in Setagaya City and partly in Meguro City. The Park complex includes the Komazawa Park Olympic Stadium, an additional stadium for football and other ball games, a gymnasium, a baseball ground, etc.; the Park’s full formal name is Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground. The first sports facilities on the site were constructed in 1949; the Park was used for several events, including wresting and volleyball, during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Around 30% of the total area of the Park is green space, and it is famous as a good place for viewing cherry blossom in spring and autumnal foliage in fall.
  • Yebisu Garden Place
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 4-20
    This is a complex in Shibuya City housing office buildings, shopping facilities, restaurants, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Museum of Yebisu Beer, and the Westin Hotel Tokyo etc. Among the restaurants, the French restaurant “Gastronomy Joel Robuchon” is famous for being awarded three stars in the Tokyo Michelin Guide. It is about a five-minute walk on the “Ebisu Skywalk”—a moving footpath from the east exit of Ebisu Station.
  • Futako-Tamagawa Rise
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Tamagawa 2-21-1
    Futako-Tamagawa Rise is connected directly to Futako-Tamagawa Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi and Tokyu Oimachi Lines. It is a large-scale commercial and leisure facility containing a large number of popular entertainment spots as well as high-profile restaurants and bars, a cinema complex, fitness clubs, a hotel, and even a park, all in one place. It was completed in 2015 as the largest combined commercial redevelopment project in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. The cityscape extending toward Futako-Tamagawa Park is also attractive, and the many short-term events held there attract large numbers of visitors.
  • Setagaya Public Theatre
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Taishidou 4-1-1
    A performing arts theater focusing on drama and dance located inside Carrot Tower, a landmark building which stands in front of Sangen-Jaya Station. In addition to the main 600 seat Setagaya Public Theatre and the smaller Theater Tram, the facility also houses a practice room and sound studio. The theater hosts numerous excellent stage productions and also holds workshops for local residents and children. Since 2002, traditional kyogen comedic farce performer Mansai Nomura has served as artistic director.

    This theatre is a very attractive 600 seater with state of the art lighting, sound and stage management and hardware. It has a very professional staff and management and artistic director who care...

  • Setagaya Art Museum
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Kinutakouen 1-2
    This art museum located within Kinuta Koen Park in Tokyo’s Setagaya City has a distinctive building designed by architect Shozo Uchii which integrates into its surrounding lush scenery. The museum has approximately 15,000 works in its collection including Henri Rousseau’s “Portrait of Frumence Biche in Uniform,” Kitaoji Rosanjin’s “Figure of Sweetfish,” and works of artists with some connection to Setagaya City. In addition to exhibits of collections which change according to theme of the artifacts, it also hosts exhibitions in collaboration with museums and art museums inside Japan and around the world. The French restaurant that offers views of Kinuta Koen Park is also popular.

    The universe works in mysterious ways. Having studied ceramics, in particular the chemistry of glazes and glazing techniques at university level, and being in Japan looking at pottery as a souvenir...

  • Todoroki Keikoku Gorge
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Todoroki 1-22, 2 - 37 - 38 outside
    Todoroki Keikoku Gorge is the only gorge within the 23 Special Cities that make up central Tokyo. The Gorge is a real “urban oasis,” conveniently located only five minutes’ walk from Todoroki Station on the Tokyu Oimachi Line, and around 20 minutes’ journey from Shibuya. Go down the steps at the “Gorge Entrance” sign at the foot of the Golf Bridge, and a wealth of natural beauty that you would never expect to see within the 23 Special Cities opens up before you. Visitors to the Gorge can enjoy beautiful scenery that changes with the seasons, from the plum blossom of February, through the cherry blossom of April and the new spring greenery of May through to the red leaves of the Japanese maple trees in autumn. Todoroki Keikoku Gorge offers more than just natural beauty; there is also an ancient Kofun burial tumulus, a traditional Japanese garden, the Fudo-no-taki waterfall, etc. With so much to see, Todoroki Keikoku Gorge receives many visitors throughout the year.
  • Setagaya Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Ikejiri 1-5-27
    A municipal park located in the Ikejiri area of Setagaya City. The park’s facilities include sports equipment, a plaza with water fountain, and play park. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Chibikuro-go miniature steam engine travels the park grounds. Popular with all ages, the park is particularly frequented by families. In summer, visitors can enjoy the park’s outdoor pool.
  • Gotoku-ji Temple
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    4.5
    308 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Goutokuji 2-24-7
    A Soto Buddhist temple located in 2 Chome Gotokuji, Setagaya City, Tokyo. The temple was built in 1480 by Kira Masatada, then lord of Setagaya Castle. According to a historical anecdote, a man named Ii Naotaka, the second lord of Hikone Domain (which also ruled Setagaya subsequently), escaped being struck by lightning after a cat beckoned him to enter the temple, and thus the temple is also said to be the origin of Japan's famed maneki-neko beckoning cat figures. Countless beckoning cat figures are arranged around the temple's grounds, and many tourists visit the temple to see this stunning sight.

    I love cats, so visiting Gotokuji Temple while in Tokyo was a priority. I am so happy I did, the town itself is small and friendly. I enjoyed the short 15 min walk from the station. There is...

  • Shoin-Jinja shrine
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    4.0
    108 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Wakabayashi 4-35-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Wakabayashi, Setagaya City, Tokyo. The shrine is dedicated to Yoshida Shoin, an intellectual who organized the Shokason-juku private school and who educated many reform-oriented samurai during the closing days of the Edo period. The shrine was built by Shoin's former students in 1882. Shoin is viewed as a god of scholarly learning, and many people visit the shrine to pray for success in matters such as school entrance exams.

    A quiet but beautiful shrine that is a popular cherry blossom spot in spring. It also holds a local festival late October. The shrine is dedicated to Shoin Yoshida, a political reformer who educated...

  • Unit
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisunishi 1-34-17 The House Building
    This live event venue/club is in the basement of The House building, near Daikanyama Station. Artists rave about the select, full spectrum sound system. It has a cafe/lounge and bar as well, so guests can enjoy a relaxing meal or drink after the event.
  • Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Mita 1-13-3 In Yebisu Garden Place
    This general photography and video museum opened in 1995. In addition to photograph and video displays, they also offer classes and community outreach. The facility was renovated in 2016. Every floor offers exhibits on a different theme. Admission depends on the current exhibitions on each floor. They host the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions every year in February, and also offer regular photography and film workshops.
  • Peanuts Cafe
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Aobadai 2-16-7
    A café based on the famous Peanuts comic strip featuring Snoopy, located along the Meguro River in the Aobadai area of Meguro City, Tokyo. The café has a natural, West Coast style, an area closely connected to the peanuts. The café is divided into the roomy and playful first floor and a second floor which resembles the hideaway of a fervent collector. In addition to snacks and sweets themed after characters from the comic, the café also has a full dinner menu. The café has gained popularity as a place a mature adult can visit regularly. Reservations are only accepted over the Internet.

    The decor was brilliant - all about the Peanuts gang. However, getting a booking was tricky and even though we came at 10am there was nothing for dessert or even some simple coffees etc.

  • Kumano-jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Jiyugaoka 1-24-12
    A Shinto shrine in Jiyugaoka, Meguro City, Tokyo. Just when the shrine was erected is unclear. It is recorded that the shrine was built during a time when it was popular to visit Kumano Shrine; local residents formed a group and visited the shrine to formally receive and take back a portion of the shrine's deity and house it here. This area was once known as Tanibatake, and the shrine is popularly known as Tanibatake no Gongen-sama. The approach to the shrine is somewhat long with several torii gates standing over it, and the grounds are far quieter and lusher than anything one might expect to find in central Tokyo. The brilliant main shrine building is painted crimson. Kumano-jinja Shrine is also a famous power spot in Jiyugaoka. The shrine is believed to aid worshipers in finding love and in having children, and many women come here to receive a koi-mikuji love fortune slip. In spring, beautiful cherry trees blossom near the entrance.

    Not the easiest Shrine to find and we only stumbled into it whilst walking the back streets of Meguro.If you need to see it the best way would be to travel by taxi showing the address.when we arrived...

  • Museum of Yebisu Beer
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    4.0
    456 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Ebisu 4-20-1 In Yebisu Garden Place
    This is a facility where you can learn about the history of and how to enjoy the beer brand “Ebisu”, manufactured and sold by Sapporo Beer Co., Ltd, located in Yebisu Garden Place. The gallery exhibiting the history from the foundation to the present can be viewed free of charge. Paid tours including tasting are popular. There is also a tasting salon and museum for a fee where you can buy many kinds of Yebisu Beer. The nearest station is Ebisu Station.

    Always a nice treat here The only grip I have is they have replaced the ability to order humanly with machine ordering. The memorabilia here make the visit worthwhile especially if you are staying at...

  • Tonki
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    4.5
    406 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Shimomeguro 1-1-2
    This is a long-established tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) shop that is famous for its nostalgic appearance reminiscent of Japan’s Showa period. It has been featured in the news and there is often a long line of customers. Using Japan-produced pork loin and high quality filet meet cooked slowly over a long time in a process unchanged since long ago, the restaurant serves up juicy and fragrant offerings that have earned many fans who come back frequently. It even offers counter or table seats as well as private dining rooms.

    Tonki is a restaurant serving tonkatsu only, and it is delicious! We liked the food a lot, and thought it was great fun being there as we could observe the cooks and staff working in front of us...

  • Nakame Takkyu Lounge Nakameguro Honshitsu
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Kamimeguro 1-3-13 Line House Nakameguro 2F
    This lounge bar located close to Nakameguro Station is more like a hidden house that allows customers to play ping pong. The key feature is the large ping-pong table set in the middle of the room which allows for communication between couples, friends and even complete strangers through a game of ping-pong. Guests can enjoy premium tequila provided by a tequila maestro on the relaxing sofa seats or at the counter seats. The venue has a custom of hosting doubles tournaments on weekends.

    こんなところにあるの?ってくらいわかりづらい場所にあります。本当アパートの中にあります。薄暗い中みんなで卓球をしていておもしろいです。奥に大きな個室ありました。

  • Meguro River Cherry Trees
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Meguro Kawazoe road
    This line of cherry trees that stretches along both sides of the Meguro River for about 3.8 kilometers is one of Tokyo’s best spots for hanami (cherry blossom viewing). About 800 cherry trees (mostly of the Somei-Yoshino variety) have been planted along the river from near Ikejiri-ohashi Station to the vicinity of Fudo-mae Station. In spring a cherry blossom festival is held and the areas is full of yatai food stalls. The beauty of the cherry blossom petals floating on the Meguro River is a must-see. Children and the elderly should take care during the busy seasons, however, as it can become quite crowded.
  • Meguro Parasitological Museum
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    4.0
    182 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Shimomeguro 4-1-1
    This museum is dedicated to the subject of parasites. It features some 300 specimens and other related exhibits including an 8.8-meter-long tapeworm specimen illuminated with LED lights. The first floor of the museum, which has a theme of ''diversity of parasites,'' presents the diverse shapes and appearances of parasites through specimen, video, and other exhibits. The second floor, which has a theme of ''human and zoonotic parasites,'' covers topics including the symptoms that parasite infections cause in humans as well as the history of parasitology in Japan. The museum's shop offers a selection of original goods including t-shirts featuring detailed illustrations of parasites.

    Don't skip this Free museum of weird parasites in glass tubes on display. By the stairs going to 2nd floor make sure you look at the picture book. Only some things are labeled in English but it's...

  • Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Sakurashinmachi 1-30-6
    This is a private art museum exhibiting works of art which Machiko Hasegawa, the author of the comic, “Sazae-san”, and her older sister Mariko collected during their lifetime. The museum showcases about 700 artifacts starting with paintings by Japanese and Western artists, glass and ceramics. The exhibitions are changed several times a year. There is also a corner exhibiting ceramics and watercolor works produced by Hasegawa Machiko, and original drawings such as “Sazae-san” and “Ijiwaru Baasan”. The “Sazae-san Anime Exhibition” is held every summer. Bronze statues of the characters which appear in Sazae-san are lined up on “Sazae-san-dori Street” which continues on from Sakurashinmachi Station.

    Do you know Sazae-san It centers around a happy Japanese family who find joy in the ordinary everyday life. Very well known to every Japanese. There is a little art museum hidden away in...

  • Caffè Michelangelo
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sarugakuchou 29-3
    It is an attractive cafe with a classical atmosphere which is located along the former Yamate-dori Avenue. It is possible to pleasantly pass the time in this open-air space while bathing in the sunlight shining through the Zelkova trees which are in excess of 300 years old. It has the appearance of being a reproduction of a good old Italian cafe, which has been finished with antique-style furniture. There are mainly Italian dishes such as paninis and pastas. There are also various kinds of desserts and alcoholic drinks available.

    The cafe serves light meals, coffee and pastries. It is located opposite of Tsutaya Books. Good place to rest and relax.

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