Start the day in Ebisu and spend the morning at Yebisu Garden Place —it’s an area with a fantastic atmosphere, the perfect way to start the day.
And then for lunch, it’s time for a really awesome bowl of ramen at Afuri — a super popular ramen shop in this area.
Or if you don’t want ramen but instead a wagyu burger sounds interesting, check out BLACOWS.
After lunch, take the train one stop from Ebisu to Meguro — visit the Institute for Nature Study. This is a crazy sight because it’s this nice little oasis tucked away inside the concrete urban setting of Meguro.
Also inside the area is the fantastic Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum.
After you’re all “arted out,” head over to Tokyo’s design district to check out the shops that make up the Meguro Interior Shops Community where you may find some cool memorabilia to bring back home.
We’re going to slow down a bit. Take some time to look around while walking to the next stop.
Make your way over to the Meguro River Cherry Blossoms Promenade. If you’re here in late March you’re in for a real treat. The cherry blossoms will be in full bloom — and it’s impressive.
If not, the area is nice to look around. It’s the Nakameguro “village” within Meguro and it really does have a small village vibe that is a welcome break from the big-city Tokyo feel.
Or maybe you’d prefer to see the world’s largest Starbucks Roastery?
When you’re hungry you’re in the area of a restaurant famous across Japan. Head back toward Meguro station and have dinner at the absolutely legendary tonkatsu shop Tonki.
As an alternative, if you’re looking for something super fancy keep in mind Joël Robuchon, the world’s most Michelin star decorated chef, has a restaurant is in the area.
Oh, one more alternative before I forget. If you want something affordable, yet delicious, where famous pro-wrestlers like Randy “Macho Man” Savage have eaten, check out Ribera Steakhouse.
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