Stylish Spots ☞ Meiji Jingumae

Stylish Spots ☞ Meiji Jingumae



今回、写真でレストランのCaroline Dinerとカフェ兼文具屋のThink of Thingsをご紹介したいと思う。

As a tourist, I really liked exploring the areas around Harajuku and Shibuya, but having lived here in Tokyo, I now prefer the area between the 2 near Meiji Jingu Mae station.

If you explore a little bit, you will find treasures sandwiched between residential areas.

Today, I would like to introduce the burger place “Caroline Diner” and a cafe/stationery shop “Think of Things” through photographs.



#1 A bit of Neon, a bit of American

Caroline Diner
Address 2 Chome-14-11 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001

Access  11 minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station
Hours  12-6pm (rest on thursdays)




I really like neon signs, so I found this shops’s exterior fairly charming.It has an American vibe overall.

Whenever I ate birthday cake cherries, it is always the bright red fake cherry. However, despite have the same bright red colour, the one on the soda was a real one! It was a sweet surprise.



#2 Typography Nerd’s Cafe

Think of Things

Address THINK OF THINGS、〒151-0051 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sendagaya, 3 Chome−62−1
Access  5 minute from Meiji Jingumae

Hours  11am-7pm




This is a stationery shop/cafe designed by JAGDA newcomer award winner Kanai Aki. The typography used in the shop is on point, it is a heaven for typography nerds.

They have small exhibitions from time to time as well as seasonal menu. This time I ordered apple ginger from their autumn menu. Its delicious with a generous amount of ginger!

Apple Ginger for 570 yen




Next stop ☞ ???

Hidden Spots ☞ Senzoku Ike

Hidden Spots ☞ Senzoku Ike


Along the Ikegami line which is connected to Oimachi line where I lived,
there is a station called Senzoku Ike which translates to Senzoku Pond. It is one of those random stations I wanted to try to explore.



#1 Strolling inside an Ukiyo-e Painting

Senzoku Pond洗足池
Address 2 Chome MinamisenzokuOta City, Tokyo 145-0063

Access  6 minute walk from Senzoku-Ike Station
Price  サイクルボート(大人2人+幼児1人/30分600円)




This pond has a long history and was often the subject of traditional ukiyo-e paintings, going there is like being in an ukiyo-painting.

You can stroll there, take pictures and ride cycle boats.

I took several videos and edited them like ukiyo-e paintings this time.



(ABOVE) Self-initiated experimental b-rolls



#2 Retro Takoyaki

Fuefuki Senzoku-ike Shop (たこ焼き笛吹 洗足池店)

Address 〒145-0064 Tokyo, Ota City, Kamiikedai, 2 Chome−31−2 清泉ハウス
Access  1 minute from Senzoku Ike Station




I read that this Takoyaki place is good on the internet and indeed it was. It was filled with magazines it got featured on, it was a humble retro-looking place. It would be perfect if you takeaway from here and munch on while sitting on a bench overlooking the pond.

3 pieces for 280 yen








Next stop ☞ Meiji Jingu Mae