This charmer is chokka with sharp boutiques. Have your cab drop you at swish complex Daikanyama T-site / 3770 2525 / on Kyu-yamate Dori, home to sprawling Tsutaya Bookstore (see V. Useful). Exit the site left – noting Caffè Michelangelo / 3770 9517 / opp. for terrace java/eats – and walk on to TK’S best denim store Hollywood Ranch Market / 3463 5668 / hrm.co.jp / and int’l brand hub Via Bus Stop / 5459 1567. Retrace and turn right just after Ranch Market; Nîmes / 3463 0526 / is on the left for French stripey separates, then turn right after Nîmes and look for the scissor sign of Denham The Jeanmaker / 3463 2258. Either exit Denham left then go left and continue 20m to find togs à la mode at Sarugaku mini mall on the right, or cross over to the wooden deck complex for Kodomo BEAMS / 5428 4844 / with cool kids’ clobber, and Bjirushi Yoshida / 5428 5951 / for chic sacs. Carry on to the junction and straight ahead is unmarked Okura / 3461 8511 / for snuggly, earthy clothing, then exiting Okura right, nip downstairs for organic bites at Bombay Bazaar / 3461 8512. Hai, domo... / cont’d
Exit, turn left and just past Okura is rugged clothier Journey / 3461 8506, plus out-there foot candy (m/w) at Alfredo Bannister on the left, and Bonjour Records / bonjour.jp / on the right. Take the next left after Bannister and 10m along is Onitsuka Tiger / 5489 1711 / for Kill Bill kicks. Exit left then spin left again into the tiny alley to find hidden Mukuri / 5458 6991 / closed Thu / for pottery, textiles and a green tea café. Exit right and continue ahead past the crossing to find neat tenugui fabrics at Kamawanu / 3780 0182, then at the main road go left until you meet playful style stars Sunao Kuwahara / 5728 2897 / and Tsumori Chisato / 5728 3225, part of La Fuente Daikanyama mall. Choices. Exit left and wander on for retro h/ware and antiques, or retrace and cross over to the giant sunflower, following the street down the hill for more spiffy stores, checking out bubblicious tea shop Chun Sui Tang / 6804 0234 / while you’re at it. Famished? Continue down the road, turning right under the footbridge, then walk uphill. Just past Daikanyama station is semi alfresco Sign / 3780 9570 / where you can grab a nibble. Still zesty? Turn left at the back of the station for more retail fun.