A Street Next to Waltz

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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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From Waltz walk 9 mins (0.7 km) northwest to Seirinkan, 11 mins (0.8 km) northwest to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro and 13 mins (1.0 km) west to Toykobike Shop Nakameguro. On this map the longest distance is from Toykobike Shop Nakameguro to Nadiff A/P/A/R/T and takes 29 mins (2.3 km).
From Onibus Coffee Nakameguro walk 2 mins (0.1 km) east to Seirinkan, 3 mins (0.2 km) northeast to Afuri Nakameguro and 5 mins (0.4 km) southwest to Toykobike Shop Nakameguro.
From Toykobike Shop Nakameguro walk 5 mins (0.4 km) northeast to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro, 6 mins (0.5 km) northeast to Seirinkan and 8 mins (0.6 km) northeast to Afuri Nakameguro.
From Seirinkan walk 2 mins (0.1 km) west to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro, 4 mins (0.3 km) north to Afuri Nakameguro and 9 mins (0.7 km) southeast to Waltz.
From Afuri Nakameguro walk 3 mins (0.2 km) southwest to Onibus Coffee Nakameguro, 4 mins (0.3 km) south to Seirinkan and 8 mins (0.6 km) north to Kyu Asakura House.
From Cow Books walk 7 mins (0.5 km) east to Daikanyama T-Site, 9 mins (0.7 km) east to Nanamica Daikanyama and 9 mins (0.7 km) east to Kyu Asakura House.
From Daikanyama T-Site walk 2 mins (0.2 km) east to Nanamica Daikanyama, 2 mins (0.2 km) east to Bonjour Records and 6 mins (0.5 km) west to Cow Books.
From Nanamica Daikanyama walk 1 min (46 m) east to Bonjour Records, 2 mins (0.2 km) west to Daikanyama T-Site and 3 mins (0.2 km) south to Kyu Asakura House.
From Bonjour Records walk 1 min (46 m) west to Nanamica Daikanyama, 3 mins (0.2 km) southwest to Kyu Asakura House and 10 mins (0.8 km) east to Track Bar & Lounge.
From Kyu Asakura House walk 2 mins (0.2 km) north to Nanamica Daikanyama, 3 mins (0.2 km) northeast to Bonjour Records and 7 mins (0.6 km) south to Afuri Nakameguro.
From Nadiff A/P/A/R/T walk 5 mins (0.4 km) west to Afuri Ebisu, 8 mins (0.6 km) west to Track Bar & Lounge and 19 mins (1.4 km) west to Bonjour Records.
From Afuri Ebisu walk 3 mins (0.2 km) northwest to Track Bar & Lounge, 5 mins (0.4 km) east to Nadiff A/P/A/R/T and 14 mins (1.1 km) west to Bonjour Records.
From Track Bar & Lounge walk 3 mins (0.2 km) southeast to Afuri Ebisu, 8 mins (0.6 km) east to Nadiff A/P/A/R/T and 11 mins (0.8 km) west to Bonjour Records.