A Street Next to Waltz

Uphill empty street during sunset

This is a street going up a hill close to the store Waltz in Nakameguro. I’ve visited this shop multiple times and it easily became one of my favorite destinations in this area – they have a great selection cassette tapes, vinyl, books, VHS, walkmen, … if you are ever in this area do visit them. Visit their website and follow them on Instagram to check out their great recommendations. And lastly you can watch this video about the store and its owner Tsunoda Taro. This photo was shot with my Fujifilm GF670 set to the 6×7 format. While it’s a bit overexposed it is a nice reminder of this winter in Tokyo: the sun setting early, muted colors, all these overhead powerlines and the quietness of this pedestrian area.

Ready to walk a bit more? From Waltz it’s just a short stroll to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro, one of my favorite coffee places in Tokyo (find more coffee recommendations in my article about Little Nap Coffee Stand). Right round the corner from there is Jakuzure-isewaki dori, a lovely shopping street. Keep walking and you reach the Toykobike Shop Nakameguro. If you are hungry there are two great options in this area: Seirinkan for pizza and Afuri Nakameguro for ramen. Walk along the Meguro River to Cow Books. From there it’s not far to Daikanyama T-Site (I’ve spent endless hours there). Nearby there’s also Nanamica Daikanyama and Bonjour Records, two stores I like a lot. Another lovely sight to visit is the Kyu Asakura House and its great garden.

After that walk right past Daikanyama Station to Ebisu. In this neighborhood there’s the great book store and gallery Nadiff A/P/A/R/T. Plus Afuri Ebisu. A great bar to end the day is Track Bar & Lounge – huge whiskey selection, helpful staff and lovely music. Just be quiet.

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Waltz is 12 mins (0.9 km) southeast of Naka-meguro Station.
From here walk 9 mins (0.7 km) northwest to Seirinkan, 11 mins (0.8 km) northwest to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro or 13 mins (1.0 km) west to Toykobike Shop Nakameguro.
Onibus Coffee Nakameguro is 3 mins (0.2 km) southwest of Naka-meguro Station.
From here walk 2 mins (0.1 km) east to Seirinkan, 3 mins (0.2 km) northeast to Afuri Nakameguro or 5 mins (0.4 km) southwest to Toykobike Shop Nakameguro.
Toykobike Shop Nakameguro is 8 mins (0.6 km) southwest of Naka-meguro Station.
From here walk 5 mins (0.4 km) northeast to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro, 6 mins (0.5 km) northeast to Seirinkan or 8 mins (0.6 km) northeast to Afuri Nakameguro.
Seirinkan is 3 mins (0.2 km) south of Naka-meguro Station.
From here walk 2 mins (0.1 km) west to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro, 4 mins (0.3 km) north to Afuri Nakameguro or 9 mins (0.7 km) southeast to Waltz.
Afuri Nakameguro is 1 min (64 m) east of Naka-meguro Station.
From here walk 3 mins (0.2 km) southwest to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro, 4 mins (0.3 km) south to Seirinkan or 8 mins (0.6 km) north to Kyu Asakura House.
Cow Books is 7 mins (0.5 km) northwest of Naka-meguro Station.
From here walk 7 mins (0.5 km) east to Daikanyama T-Site, 9 mins (0.7 km) east to Nanamica Daikanyama or 9 mins (0.7 km) east to Kyu Asakura House.
Daikanyama T-Site is 5 mins (0.4 km) west of Daikan-Yama Station.
From here walk 2 mins (0.2 km) east to Nanamica Daikanyama, 2 mins (0.2 km) east to Bonjour Records or 6 mins (0.5 km) west to Cow Books.
Nanamica Daikanyama is 3 mins (0.2 km) west of Daikan-Yama Station.
From here walk 1 min (46 m) east to Bonjour Records, 2 mins (0.2 km) west to Daikanyama T-Site or 3 mins (0.2 km) south to Kyu Asakura House.
Bonjour Records is 3 mins (0.2 km) west of Daikan-Yama Station.
From here walk 1 min (46 m) west to Nanamica Daikanyama, 3 mins (0.2 km) southwest to Kyu Asakura House or 10 mins (0.8 km) east to Track Bar & Lounge.
Kyu Asakura House is 5 mins (0.4 km) west of Daikan-Yama Station.
From here walk 2 mins (0.2 km) north to Nanamica Daikanyama, 3 mins (0.2 km) northeast to Bonjour Records or 7 mins (0.6 km) south to Afuri Nakameguro.
Nadiff A/P/A/R/T is 7 mins (0.5 km) east of Ebisu Station.
From here walk 5 mins (0.4 km) west to Afuri Ebisu, 8 mins (0.6 km) west to Track Bar & Lounge or 19 mins (1.4 km) west to Bonjour Records.
Afuri Ebisu is 3 mins (0.2 km) northeast of Ebisu Station.
From here walk 3 mins (0.2 km) northwest to Track Bar & Lounge, 5 mins (0.4 km) east to Nadiff A/P/A/R/T or 14 mins (1.1 km) west to Bonjour Records.
Track Bar & Lounge is 3 mins (0.3 km) north of Ebisu Station.
From here walk 3 mins (0.2 km) southeast to Afuri Ebisu, 8 mins (0.6 km) east to Nadiff A/P/A/R/T or 11 mins (0.8 km) west to Bonjour Records.