Daikanyama - best selfie spots in Tokyo -

by Toshi(T-chan) - Japan Licensed Guide
(91) Reviews

Looking for the best selfie spots in Tokyo? Daikanyama is the place to go! It’s also known as a “Little Brooklyn”. Spend a pleasant day in the laid-back atmosphere of this modern district. It’s a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Central Tokyo. Fashionistas like the trendy shops and hip cafes in the area.

Here are a few of my favorites. 

1.  Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo Daikanyama - best selfie spots in Tokyo -

Start the day with the stimulating aroma of coffee. This particular Starbucks store is like a coffee art gallery.  It was designed by Kengo Kuma, the renown Japanese architect who designed the main 2020 Olympic stadium. Check out that hammered copper pillar! Did you notice the meticulously crafted little copper cherry blossoms hanging from the ceiling? Stunning!

Please note that this place is quite popular. Best to go in the morning. Entrance is free. We don’t even have to order coffee to enjoy the beauty of the place. 

Daikanyama - best selfie spots in Tokyo -

 

2.  Kyu Asakura HouseDaikanyama - best selfie spots in Tokyo -

It is a 100-year old mansion with beautifully cultivated gardens. The serene surroundings will soothe tired souls. Photogenic spots abound both indoors and outdoors.

 

 

3.  Tsutaya booksDaikanyama - best selfie spots in Tokyo -

What is it about the smell of books that brings us happy thoughts? Even modern bookstores like this still evoke the same joy. Relax in one of the café seats while reading a newly-discovered book. Alternatively, we can have a seat by one of the picturesque windows and zone out. If we’re lucky, we can even enjoy a live performance at the music area. How can we even put into words that incredible atmosphere?

Apart from the wide selection of books, they also have a wide range of CDs and stationery on offer.

 

 

4. The Area Surrounding the Daikanyama Station

There are a lot of cute cafes and shops to explore in this area. Thirsty? Sample the craft beer?  I also recommend the banana juice. It’s one of my faves!

Daikanyama - best selfie spots in Tokyo -

Come and explore this area with me! It’s a different slice of Tokyo life. I’ll help you take photos and navigate the streets.

See you soon!

 

 

 

 

Did you like my article?

You can send me a message to get a customized itinerary and quotation for an unforgettable experience. Let's explore Japan Together.

I'll be waiting for you, so please check my profile and get your trip plan now


Toshi(T-chan)

Licensed Guide
(91) Reviews

Related Blogs

The "Monkeys" of Monkey Island

The other day, I volunteered as a tour guide for the international community association in Tokyo. We went to Sarushima in Yokosuka city. I...

"I hope you like it, Mom!" – 5 best souvenirs for women

“T-chan, please help me. I want to buy something for my mother.” “I have the worst taste in gifts for my girlfriend.   No worries. Im h...

BUNNY CAT?

Hi, I am T-chan, a newbie of TripleLights.  I have just completed my first tour with TripleLights. Due to the rain,  my guest and I ended ...

Oops! Sorry to interrupt!

What would you do if it rained on the day of your tour?I have a secret weapon......Joke museums! There are several joke and trick art museu...

Gado-shita : A clever use of urban space

How does a vibrant city like Tokyo fit in artisans, pubs, crafts, cafes within its confines? A gado-shita is an area under elevated train...

15 Most Popular Foods You Have To Eat In Japan (2020)

by Ro
As many of you already know, Japan is famous for its wonderful and unique cuisine. But when we think about Japanese food, the first thing th...

Tours by Guide

Plan your trip to Tokyo with Toshi(T-chan)

Chat with a local tour guide who can help organize your trip.
Send a message

Recent Tour Reviews in Tokyo

“ Extraordinary day in Tokyo with excellent guide Toshi-San ”

Excellent
7 months ago Traveler: KARYNA -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

Thank you T-Chan (Toshi-San) for an amazing day in Tokyo. I was a solo traveler with one day in Tokyo. T-Chan made it a truly unforgettable day. My day with Toshi started when she picked me up promptly at my Shinjuku hotel. She then took me to experience TeamLab Planets - a spectacular body immersive digital arts experience - in Odaiba. Along the way, we rode the fully automated train and she...
read more

“ Fantastic tour! ”

Excellent
8 months ago Traveler: Annette -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

We had a wonderful tour with Toshi today. It was very interesting, informative and entertaining! Toshi modified our tour to add in all of our requested inclusions and the tour flowed easily. I really appreciated her encouragement to join in the Kawaii Monster Show and this was an absolute highlight! Toshi also gave us lots of information on what to do for our remaining time in Tokyo and she point...
read more

“ Great day in Tokyo with a large family group ”

Excellent
8 months ago Traveler: Kristina -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

We spent a fabulous day with T-Chan! She was organised, knowledgeable, polite, expert and caring. She took us to the places we were interested in but enhanced our itinerary further with other suggestions and places. We fit a lot in the day but didn’t feel overly rushed. Our relatively young children also enjoyed the day very much which can be challenging. T-Chan even provided us with summary not...
read more

“ Shinjuku Tour ”

Excellent
8 months ago Traveler: Wendy -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

Thank you so much Toshi for accomodating our large group during very busy times. You went out of your way to help us organise the bookings with our JR passes & then it was down to the fun stuff. We thoroughly enjoyed your tour & appreciated the maps you gave us at the end to help us. Your suggestions you emailed to us after our tour as to other activities the kids might enjoy and what train line ...
read more

“ Best time spent on a layover ever! ”

Excellent
8 months ago Traveler: Shyam -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

I was on a 12 hour layover from Narita airport so I decided to take a tour of Tokyo in that time. I booked Toshi in that time and I was surprised to find out that I could customize the tour to whatever I wanted, so I picked the tour and settled the timing of everything with her. The tour was really thorough and expansivr as Toshi seemed to know everything about Tokyo and Japan, If I had a question...
read more

“ Great first day in Tokyo tour ”

Excellent
8 months ago Traveler: Todd -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

My daughter and I had a very nice day with Toshi. During it, we visited the Asakusa – Sensoji Temple, tasted melon pan (sweet bread), took in sweeping views of Tokyo from the 46th floor of the Shiodome, visited Miyazaki’s Giant Clock, saw where the Olympic village and venues were being completed, and generally had a wonderful time. Thank you Toshi.
read more

“ Very thoughtful and enthusiastic guide ”

Excellent
9 months ago Traveler: Alan -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

She is very knowledgeable of the history behind the places we visited. Also shared a lot on cultural behaviour such as how to use the washing ladles outside the shrines and the demarcation of internal vs external areas of temples etc. A great and helpful guide. Highly recommended.
read more

“ Excellent day tour of Tokyo in the rain ”

Excellent
9 months ago Traveler: Janusz -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

We are retired couple from US. We chose Toshi as our day trip guide based on her video, and exvellent choice it was. After spending time on selecting attractions in Tokyo to visit during the day, everything had to change due to quite strong rain all day. Toshi showed up in thr morning with new ideas what to do and we just followed, having a lot of fun with her, getting to know Tokyo in different w...
read more

“ A fun and lovely day in Tokyo ”

Excellent
9 months ago Traveler: Madeline -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

Toshi is an excellent guide. I have a fun and lovely time exploring Tokyo (Imperial Garden, Tsukiji Market, Harajuku and Shibuya Area) with her. She is nice, friendly, patient and engaging. I have learned a lot about Tokyo (the history, culture, transportation system) from her. She is helpful and always willing to go the extra mile to answer my enquiries and give good recommendations/ travels t...
read more

“ Kamakura Day Tour ”

Excellent
9 months ago Traveler: Anthony -   Tour Guide: Toshi(T-chan)

Toshi made the day tour of Kamakura very seamless. Her tours are just the right amount of walking including a variety of historic sites. She even went out of her way at the end of the day to take us to see the beach in Kamakura. We also enjoyed trying the sardines over rice, which is a cuisine known in Kamakura.
read more

Related cities