All About Japan

A Quick Guide to the East Tokyo Neighborhoods

| Deeper Japan , Tokyo

5. Kiyosumi Shirakawa - the hippy coffee town

今日と日曜います〜!! #mortartokyo #ikiespresso

A post shared by ヨシダマサヤ (@214ma_sya) on

Kiyosumi Shirakawa is a humble town with little to boast of except gray concrete buildings. In fact, it appears somewhat out of place in a bustling urban city like Tokyo. However, recently this area has become a hub for coffee lovers. With international coffee brands like America’s Blue Bottle Coffee and New Zealand’s Allpress Espresso setting up cafes here, coffee addicts are flocking to Kiyosumi Shirakawa. Quaintly decorated cafes by independent local coffee businesses such as Arise Coffee Roasters have also opened in the area. If you are an avid cafe-hopper, do plan some time to visit Kiyosumi Shirakawa for great coffee experience!

These are just the tip of the iceberg - there's so much more to see in the diverse neighbourhoods here!

Read full story: