Jiyugaoka

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  • eat 먹다
  • shop 가게
  • stay 머무르다
  • see 看到 看到 만나다
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●Town Info

Jiyugaoka is not a tourist spot. A fancy residential area frequently ranked No.1 as the place Japanese want to live, the town looks identical to the streets often seen in Europe. For foreigners such as yourselves (especially if you are from the west) you won’t have a clue to what the hype is about, and that is the point. In recent years Jiyugaoka has become synonymous with sweets town, and as the name suggests there are several famous sweets shops, or patisseries, run by the best in the industry, from a world champion patissier to former chef patissier of a 3 star Michelin restaurant in Europe. Not to be neglected are the many long established Japanese wagashi - Japanese traditional sweets - in the area as well. A gathering of sweets shops by top patissiers can be found a short walk from the station in a place called “Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest” - a kind of theme park for sweets. Plenty of fashionable shops and cafes are dotted around town, so it’s a nice place to go for a stroll. In spring the cherry blossoms blooming along the cherry tree-lined path at Kuhonbutsu River Green Way - Kuhonbutsugawa ryokudo - is quite famous.

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●Access

Station: Jiyugaoka Station Train lines: Tokyu-Toyoko Line, Tokyu-Oimachi Line

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●Recommended

After strolling along and dropping in and out of the many fashionable general goods stores and boutique shops, find one of the famous sweets shops where you can eat-in and enjoy your time.

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Jiyugaoka Sweets Forest

Find a number of shops representing famous patissiers in this sweets theme park. Most of the shops here have space to eat-in, so you can take your time to enjoy fabulous creations from the best. There are a few shops selling sweets ingredients and kitchen utensils as well.

 

Address:2-25-7 Midorigaoka, Meguro-ku

Access:5 min. walk from Jiyugaoka Station, South Exit.

Open:10:00~20:00

Closed:N/A

Entry: Free

TEL: 03-5731-6600

URL: http://www.sweets-forest.com/

 

Kuhonbutsu River Green Way

The road is a long promenade with stylish shops and cafes and either side of the street. Every year from the end of March to early April, the cherry trees are in full bloom.

 

Address: 5-25 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Access: 2 min. walk from Jiyugaoka Station, South Exit.

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