Yesterday, I wrote about Kiyosumi Garden. It used to be merchant’s residence and later the founder of Mitsugishi Group built a Japanese garden. So it is a historic area which tells you the atmosphere of Edo era of 17th and 18th century. But this area has lots of trendy spots as well. For example, let me show you newly-built share house Lyuro just off the Kiyosu-bashi Bridge.
This share house faces the river and the terrace is accessible for everyone. There is a cafe on the ground floor where you can buy a coffee and enjoy it in the terrace.
From the terrace, you can have a nice veiw of Kiyosu-bashi Bridge and further up the river, Tokyo Skytree tower.
There are several cool cafes and restaurants in the area. Some of them are in the renovated old apartment houses which also have galleries, accessory shops and the like.
And at the same time, the street has historic air, too.
For More Information on Kiyosumi Area
<Share House Lyuro>
Address: 1-7 Kiyosumi 1-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
URL: https://www.thesharehotels.com/lyuro/ It’s Japanese only but you can see what it’s like.
It used to be a garage of an apartment house which is over 80 years old. It is now a cafe and gallery shop.
Address: Kiyosu-ryo 1F, 3-13 Shirakawa 1-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 7pm Closed on Tue & Wed
This is an apartment house of 50 years old. Apart from the cafe, there are ateliers.
Address: 9-7 Hirano 1-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 1pm – 6pm / Fri&Sat 1pm – 5pm, 6pm – 9:30pm Closed on Tue & Wed
<Blue Bottle Coffee>
The first Blue Bottle Coffee in Japan landed in Kiyosumi Shirakawa area. There is a long queue to get in, though.
Address: 4-8 Hirano 1-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm
This property used to be a storage of lumbers. The interior uses lots of woods and uniquely beautiful.
Address: 7-2 Hirano 3-chome, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat, Sun & Holidays 9am – 6pm