Tokyo by tokyobike
Embodying the relaxed style of our hometown of Yanaka, tokyobike is based on the simple concept of comfort over speed where the journey is just as important as the destionation. Enjoy this evolving compilation of our favorite places, created to help you explore Tokyo at your own pace.
tokyobike Rentals Yanaka
tokyobike Rentals Yanaka is a concept shop that serves as a gateway to the east side of Tokyo. Located on the former site of the 300-year-old sake purveyor Isego, the shop is a great place to start the day with quality coffee and countless ideas for the day ahead. After you are caffeinated, grab a bicycle and get explorying.
4-2-39 Yanaka Taito-ku Tokyo
Providing a comfortable setting for a casual meal, the cafe starts the day with a seasonal breakfast set, serves sweets and light dishes through the afternoon, and rolls out an internationally-inspired menu after dark. The adjacent art space and guest-curated playlists provide the sights and sounds to complement your meal, while events and performances often permeate throughout the building.
3-10-25 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
As the world of hotels continues to evolve, hanare presents an endearing concept: rather than a single building, the whole town can be your hotel. Founded by Hagiso, the dispersed hotel makes use of a network of local places in the Yanaka area. The short journeys from place to place provide a chance to explore the neighbourhood, while the friendly concierge can provide local insights to guide you along the way. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in Yanaka, hanare is the perfect place to get a taste of everyday life.
3-10-25 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Colorful and functional creations await at KONCENT, the Kuramae-based design shop where everyday items are mixed with an ample dose of fun. At the heart of the extensive lineup are the shop’s original H Design goods, which are produced in Japan in partnership with designers ranging from university students to industry veterans.
2-4-5 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Sandwich boards adorned with chalk drawings of cheese on toast and other home-style dishes mark the otherwise unassuming entrance to Camera, an eatery and shop on Kuramae’s Kokusai Dori. Joining a number of friends with shops and ateliers in the area, Kosuke and Miwako Tamura decided to create a small space to showcase their respective talents: Kosuke produces bags, wallets and other leather goods, while Miwako bakes sweet and savoury treats.
4-21-8 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Nakamura Tea Life Store
Tucked away down a quiet backstreet in Kuramae, Nakamura Tea Life Store presents organic green tea from a fourth-generation tea grower based in Shizuoka. Filled with the aroma of freshly brewed tea, the shop’s pared-back interior is a mix of aged timber, well-worn tea chests and homely touches. With an atmosphere that feels a world away from the urban bustle, Nakamura Tea Life Store provides a friendly introduction to the world of Japanese tea.
4-20-4 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Ex. Flower Shop & Laboratory
Located a quick trip across the river from Kuramae, Ex Flower Shop & Laboratory shares a high-ceilinged industrial space with a local cafe in Higashi Komagata. Visible from the adjacent street, the shop’s counter is laden with countless vases of fresh flowers, while their dried counterparts fill open drawers and sit bundled together in loosely wrapped bouquets.
1-1-9 Higashi-Komagata, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Adding a touch of nature to the streets of Kuramae, Maito is an atelier and shop specialising in naturally dyed goods. Based on simple, understated designs, the shop’s original clothing and accessories showcase rich colours drawn from sources ranging from cherry blossoms to chestnuts, mulberries and indigo.
4-14-12 Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Surrounded by greenery on a quiet corner in Torigoe, Syuro is home to designer Masuko Unayama’s original creations and a curated selection of interior goods and antiques. Ranging from stoneware plates and leather goods to skincare products and kitchen canisters, Syuro’s products are sparsely arranged beneath the high ceilings of the minimal space.
1-16-5 Torigoe, Taito-ku, Tokyo