Hattifnatt Cafe | Kōenji, Japan
Local flavor: Izakaya eating. Tokyo locals love dropping into the small izakayas that snuggle into larger-than-life Shibuya.
Favorite neighborhood: Ebisu and Daikanyama. Winding streets, open-air cafes, art spaces, and salons lend Ebisu and Daikanyama a distinctly European ambiance. They're also the reason why Tokyoites tend to end up here.
Nezu - old Tokyo, Japan
Local hotspot: Hachikō. Tokyo's favorite meeting place and bronze-cast canine, Hachikō, waits and watches as people reunite at his feet.
Local flavor: Finding silence at a shrine. Tokyoites seek peace at Meiji Shrine, a verdant escape from Shibuya's frenzy.
Where to stay: Sliding doors and simple adornments exemplify a Japanese bedroom. Stay in a tea-worthy, tatami style room that highlights the fact you're in Japan.
Big in Japan
Where to stay: A spartan space is quintessentially Tokyo. Find comfort in its simplicity near Ebisu Station.