Nakameguro

Style yourself vintage in Nakameguro, Meguro District's hippest vantage point.

Nestled within Meguro District, Nakameguro makes its own name. Only two stops from the incessant activity of Shibuya, Nakameguro exudes a laid-back attitude of the kind where shoppers browse without the pressure to buy and tables linger without the pressure to pay the bill. Leaf through art books suited for the coffee table or buy a vintage suit from a man in a van—Nakameguro’s understatedly European atmosphere enhances this sliver along the Meguro River.

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On the Map

Nakameguro is within Meguro District and bordered by Ebisu/Daikanyama, Shibuya, and Shibuya District

Haneda Airport: 30 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
Narita Airport: 1 hour & 10 minutes by car or 1 hour & 40 minutes by public transit
Shinjuku Station: 30 minutes by public transit
Ueno Station: 45 minutes by public transit
Tokyo Tower: 35 minutes by public transit

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Nakameguro: Meguro District's Hippest Destination

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Literally on the edge of inner Tokyo, Nakameguro uses its slightly aloof location to add to its intrigue.

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Steadily becoming one of Tokyo's hippest neighborhoods, Nakameguro's explicit stylishness stands out from the rest of commuter-friendly Meguro proper.

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Trendy cafes, trendy boutiques, trendy galleries, and trendy bars amplify Nakameguro's trending reputation.

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Restored vintage bikes and revived vintage clothing cover the sidewalks and the shoulders of Nakameguro's inhabitants.

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The area's chic attitude informs its steep prices.

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Its chic location does, too.

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The exercise of enjoying cherry blossoms, or sakura, is extra special in Nakameguro.

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During cherry blossom season, Nakameguro's canals fill with food stalls.

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Enjoying the season together gives reason to celebrate.

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Cherries jubilee.

The Nakameguro stretch especially has a lot of cafes and is a very stylish neighborhood with lots of places to eat. Walking up to Daikanyama, there are lots of well-healed individuals, trendy boutiques, art galleries and interior design shops."

Fashion as an Art Form

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Designer boutiques and brand-new additions to the local fashion scene open their doors in Nakameguro.

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Some of its clothing shops could easily be mistaken for galleries.

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In Nakameguro, new labels quickly gain notoriety.

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As we found out, Nakameguro and the close by Yutenji area are very popular amongst art, culture, and food interested people."
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Maryam

Visited in 2013

Traditional Izakayas and Trendy Cafes

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Nakameguro embraces traditions and pushes trends.

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Its small izakayas cozy up to contemporary restaurants.

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...a beautiful, quiet neighborhood close to the canal, a pleasant walk to cute shops and restaurants in Ebisu, Meguro and Daikanyama."
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Eric

Visited in 2013

Nakameguro: Vintage Shopping on Meguro's Old Street

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Generations of innovations collide on Nakameguro's main street. Although officially named Meguro Ginza, Nakameguro's inhabitants increasingly make it their own.

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They often call it Nakameguro Ginza.

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Renovated cafes contrast staid family-run establishments and mom-and-pop repair shops.

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Shoe shines, furniture finishers, and petite izakayas populate Nakameguro Ginza's individual parcels.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Raymond Patrick

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Raymond is a Travel, Lifestyle and Portrait photographer originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Growing up, his family lived in many places including Hokkaido, Japan. Influenced by his father, he took his first photography class at age fourteen. Later Raymond moved to New York and assisted the legendary photographer Steven Klein. Raymond splits his time between New York and Tokyo. His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, Travel + Leisure and many others. Over the span of his career he has shot thirty four countries.

Masaru Goto

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Masaru studied Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. He has 25 years experience photographing social and human rights issues in Asia and South America. After spending many years abroad, he has begun to focus on his own country of Japan. He established Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo in 2013, a curated membership gallery making multi-photographic activities possible. His photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, and many others.