Tokyo Travel Guide – Log Road Daikanyama
Think of Log Road Daikanyama as a boutique version of the New York Highline. Built on former rail tracks used by the Tokyo Toyoko line, Log Road is a new commercial concept which takes you down a beautiful path lined with rich greenery, seasonal flowers and a carefully curated selection of stores and cafes. Grab a fresh juice from the Fred Segal drinks van and a Camden’s Blue donut from The Mart and chill out on a timber bench along the tree-lined path. I had the creme brûlée donut with a toffee glaze and vanilla bean custard filling and me oh my it was the best donut I have ever had!
If you appreciate good design then you will enjoy the architecture of the site; the clean lines, concrete, warm timbers and minimal sculptures throughout. Just more evidence of amazing Japanese design and how man-made, urban environments can connect with nature to create inviting and stimulating spaces for people to gather.
As most stores don’t open until midday in Tokyo, head in around lunch time and grab something to eat at Spring Valley Brewery. Once you’ve walked through Log Road, spend some time exploring the streets of the artsy suburb of Daikanyama where you will stumble across quirky shops, cute cafes and interesting European-style architecture.
Log Road Daikanyama
A. Daikanyama-cho 13-1, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 minutes walk from Daikanyama station