Meguro, a Quiet, Stylish Residential Area
Meguro has been known as a high-end residential district since the Meiji era (1868–1912), and even before that, during the Edo period, when daimyo (feudal lords) erected villas in Hanabusayama and other parts of what is now Meguro.
Even today the area exudes an air of graceful formality. Superbly convenient access adds to the growing popularity of this district, which is crisscrossed by the JR Yamanote Line, Tokyu Meguro Line, Tokyo Metro Namboku Line and Toei Mita Line.
One well-heeled neighborhood in Meguro Ward, Aobadai, attracts the enduring love of residents, particularly the high-net-worth crowd, as a truly unique quarter within Tokyo.
Poised between Nakameguro Station and Daikanyama, Aobadai is a locale in which residents can savor a life of luxury amid verdant natural beauty, lunching in the restaurants of Daikanyama on holidays or sipping tea in one of the charming cafés that line the Meguro River.
More quotidian shopping is available here in abundance, too.
If you’re heading toward Nakameguro Station, Tokyu Store Nakameguro Main Store and Precce Nakameguro are enticing options; if headed for Daikanyama, look for Peacock Store Daikanyama.
In the spring, we recommend enjoying cherry-blossom viewing on the banks of the Meguro river, where stands of Yoshino cherry trees bloom with their pale pink blossoms.
Have we made our case for living in Meguro? If we have, we think you’ll find that Crossair Tower is well worth a look.