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Nakameguro (around Meguro River) is famous not just for cherry blossoms but also for original little boutiques and trendy restaurants. Discover Nakameguro with insider tips and enjoy dinner at a hard-to-book chicken restaurant with a sake sommelier.
- Take a stroll by Meguro River and the Nakameguro shopping street and check out unique boutiques and galleries of traditional and modern fashion and home items
- Visit a century-old former home of a Tokyo assembly chairman, which is now owned by the government as an important cultural property
- Have dinner at a hard-to-book chicken restaurant with professional advice on sake
Nakameguro station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line (two stops from Roppongi) and on the Toyoko line (two stops from Shibuya)
What you need to bring
Comfortable shoes for walking
- 日本語 (Fluent)
- English (Fluent)
- Français (Beginner)
A foodie Tokyoite and a certified international kikisake-shi (sake sommelier certified to introduce sake to the international audience), I enjoy helping foreign guests discover authentic Japanese cuisine and sake. I have realized that Tokyo is a food paradise, however, exclusively for those who can understand the often uniquely-written menu of each restaurant and the cultural and historical context of various sake available from some 1,200 breweries around Japan.
I have experience presenting sake and giving lectures on sake for pairing with Japanese and western cuisines in and outside Japan. Also, I was previously a Japan correspondent for an international news agency, so I am used to explaining about not just food and sake but also the broader Japanese culture, mentality, and social structures to an international audience.
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