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Y & Sons

Tailor made

Alongside Kanda Myoujin is Y & Sons, a bespoke tailor that offers a fresh take on the kimono. A seasonal line-up of kimono is joined by outerwear, shirts and accessories. For inspiration look no further than the staff’s daily ensembles.

2-17-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
03-5294-7521
yandsons.com
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Yabu Soba

Soba so good

While the restaurant was rebuilt in 2014, its culinary heritage lives on through classic seiro soba, while seasonal highlights include soba with grilled matsutake mushrooms in autumn and oysters in winter.

2-10 Kanda Awajicho, Chiyoda-ku
03-3251-0287
yabusoba.net
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3.

Minä Perhonen elävä I and II

Well crafted

These two homeware shops capture the world of designer Akira Minagawa. Start at elävä I, before moving on to elävä II, where vintage furniture and pieces from the label’s archive await.

Elävä I, 1-3-9 Higashi Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
03-6825-3037
mina-perhonen.jp/elava
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Kanda Myoujin

Count your blessings
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Prosperity, good luck and marriage are at the heart of prayers at Kanda Myoujin. Constructed in the style of gongen-zukuri, the main Shinto shrine also serves as the focal point of the biannual Kanda festival.

2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
03-3254-0753
kandamyoujin.or.jp

5.

Maach Ecute Kanda Manseibashi

Under the arches

The former Manseibashi Station has found new life as a retail destination. Shops and cafés fill the restored building, where weaving under the viaduct arches is half the fun.

1-25-4 Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku
03-3257-8910
ecute.jp/maach
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