Aoyama has an aspect of a city for sophisticated adults. Kotto-dori street, its name remarked as a legacy that this street was lined with many antique shops, are now developed to be a district with many long-established brand shops, cultural spots and restaurants in calm and luxurious atmosphere. This is a great area for people who deserves first-class cultures or masterpieces, since you can find them around here. Starting from several Tokyo’s leading jazz spot, “BLUE NOTE TOKYO” and “BODY&SOUL”, and then you can find “Nezu Museum”, which have been home to important private collections of Japanese and other Asian pre-modern arts for nearly seven decades, including several national important cultural properties and national heirlooms.
Taking a side road from the main street lined with gorgeous shops, lots of quiet residential areas still remain in Aoyama. Walking 2 minutes from Omotesando crossing, you can find “Shimizu-yu”, a public bath that have a history more than 100 years. Which means, you have a great relaxing place with well-equipped facilities where you can stop by empty-handed, few steps away from a prime location with luxurious brands. Keeping its image of stylish town, there are several ways to enjoy the city of Aoyama. The farmers market are held every weekends in front of United Nations University, placed on its way to Shibuya station. Just like Marchais in Paris, It is filled with fresh vegetables and organically certified items, which should draw a strong attention to nature-oriented people to live around this area.
Aoyama, being a city for sophisticated adults- and now you know how great it is to enjoy your comfort city life here!
Feb. 28, 2017