Diakanyama Book Store
A beautiful building exterior, with thousands of gorgeous publications to peruse inside, in a cool neighborhood. If you arrive after 11am, go to the library / cafe upstairs – it is full of Flexform lounge chairs and leather sofas, aged to perfection. Relax and have your first glass of bubbles, because, hey, vacation!
Mansion of Owls
same as NY, but a fresh location is always fun
The Army Gym
Cool Men’s fashion
adorable hand made kids’ clothes
WTW Surf Club
it smells like a beach holiday in there, kind of like Montauk in Tokyo?
Rag & Bone
same as in the states, but located in a really cute house
Food & Drink
coffee / drinks – kind of like an Ace Hotel vibe
better than most pie you find in the states, but made with all locally sourced ingredients. Get a classic margherita and a side of broccoli – you won’t regret it.
A gorgeous little spot, tucked away, up a set of stairs. It smelled like my godmother’s house – firewood and cold damp stone – so I instantly felt at home. Go here for a quiet lunch, or if you’re lucky enough get a reservation for drinks and dinner. The vegetarian pre-fixe lunch was outstanding. They have a gorgeous little koi pond outside too.