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The lady at the shop was very welcoming and although she only spoke a little English she assisted me very well and even extended help to another English speaking tourist who came in asking for directions. I stayed for a while going through their English...More
I love unusual and distinctive bookstores and look for them wherever I travel. Cow Books is a small shop by the Meguro river in the lovely neighborhood of Nakameguro. It is reputed to specialize in books relating to the Beat generation and counterculture movements, but...More
Date of experience: January 2014
2 Thank MJMH
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.