Book Store 1-14-11 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81(0)354591747 1pm-9pm Closed on Monday http://www.cowbooks.jp/english.html Cow Books stocks a carefully curated collection of rare, out-of-print and limited edition books, with a focus on counter-cultural works and gems from the 1960s – 1970s.
FASHION Store Aobadai 1-23-14 1FMeguro-ku, Tokyo 03-6452-3072 vendore.co.jp Good muti-brand store for men in the fashion district of Naka-Meguro
BAR 1-21-25 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81(0)357201300 6pm-1am H Lounge 8pm-3am Closed on Sunday www.simplicity.co.jp Authentic Japanese spirit in this minimalistic place. The building looks like a Frank Lloyd Wright building. The bar is located on the first floor, great for dinner. Traditional Japanese food with a modern twist, full menu style. Better to sit at the counter, near the open kitchen.
GENERAL RESEARCH - MOUNTAIN RESEARCH
FASHION STORE 1-14-11-102 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81-3-3463-6376 http://www.sett.co.jp/ High-end street gear for the consciously scruffy lad.
THE ARMY GYM - NIGEL CABOURN
THE ARMY GYM - NIGEL CABOURN
FASHION STORE 1-21-11 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81-3-3770-2186 http://www.cabourn.com/ Designed to look like an old army gymnasium, the floors are made of concrete and aged wooden planking with vintage army lockers to display the clothing.
DESIGN STORE 1-13-11 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81(0)337703400 12pm-7pm Closed on Tuesday When you face this shop, you are magically pulled inside to discover this amazing place with pretty much everything from traditional and contemporary, eastern and western design (tableware, fashion, accessories, pottery...). Also visit the gallery (Bekkan) across the road (1pm-7pm, closed on Monday and Tuesday)
DESIGN STORE 4-11-4 Meguro, Tokyo 03 3716 2767 www.meisterdesigngroup.com An airy well-organized homey showroom of classic Japanese designs, Meister bills itself a “Modern Age Gallery.” Meister
Donut cafe 1-5-10 NAKAMEGURO, MEGURO-KU, Tokyo 03-5794-3451 10:00- 23:00, lunch time 11:00-17:00 http://www.soaks.jp/cafe_index.php firstname.lastname@example.org GREAT cafe for doughnuts, organic food and related foods. The cafe is owned by Ruichi Sakamoto.
RESTAURANT 3-4-7 Yagumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo +81 3 5731 1620 Until 5 pm http://yakumosaryo.jp/ Opened by Sinichiro Ogata (the man behind the former Higashiya and Simplicity Design Studio) serves Kaiseki-style breakfasts and lunches, Japanese sweets, sake, wine and tea.
4pm-10.45pm / closed Tue, third Mon of every month
Tonki opened in 1939 and clearly hit a winning formula, as it’s seen little need to change anything over the ensuing three-quarters of a century. The mid-century modern interior, with its sleek blond wood and very clean lines, was part of a refurbishment in the 1970s, and still looks contemporary today. A long counter runs around the spacious kitchen in the centre of the ground floor, allowing diners a clear view of the chefs at work (there’s also second floor, but that doesn’t have the fine views of the open kitchen).