|Today, my students of Vantan Design Institute had a field trip to Daikanyama area in Tokyo.
Daikanyama is known as a hot spot of shopping for locals.There is a wide variety of boutique and sidewalk restaurants and cafes.
Multiple courtyards are located between restaurants and homes and the low rise buildings give the neighborhood a more subdued classic style than the hyper-modern high rises of Tokyo’s other shopping districts.
The area’s latest high-profile development is being described as a ‘library within a forest’, and centers on a book shop run by rental chain Tsutaya.
The centerpiece of the shop is a luxuriously appointed lounge-bar area on the second floor where patrons can browse through books and magazines or just relax; the bar is open until 2am.