Tokyo Dating 15 Unique Spots for First Meet up


1. MiLKs in Ebisu

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Ebisu is in front of Ebisu station. It has a lot of shops. For example, hammock cafe, MiLKs are famous.
Hammock chairs are nice to be relaxed. This cafe is really beautiful. The interiors are all-white. The table, wall, ceiling, and floor are white.

【Spot Name】MiLKs

【Address】5F, Granbell Ebisunishi building, 1-9-7 Ebisunishi, Shibuya, Tokyo
【Hours of operation】
Tuesday to Friday 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. *L.O. 11:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. *L.O. 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. *L.O. 10:30 p.m.


2. Boulangerie Asanoya Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka area is in front of Jiyugaoka station. This area has a lot of cafes, bakeries, and restaurants. For example, historical bakery, Boulangerie Asanoya Jiyugaoka is popular. This bakery 2nd floor is eating area. The main store is located in Nagano prefecture from 1933.

【Spot Name】Boulangerie Asanoya Jiyugaoka

【Address】2-13-1 Jiyugaoka, Meguro, Tokyo, 152-0035
【Hours of operation】8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
【Closed】Open all year round


3. Kirari in Kanda

The restaurant, Kirari offers tasty Japanese food with special atmosphere. Dinner is a little expensive, but it is worth it. Lunch is reasonable. In addition, Japanese style in the interior of the restaurant is stylish. The design must attract many people.

【Spot Name】Kirari

【Address】46, Kandakonyacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0035
*2 minutes walks from East Exit of JR Kanda Station
【Hours of operation】Monday to Friday
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. *L.O. 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
【Closed】Saturday, Sunday and Japanese holiday

Ushi-no Yotare

Ushi-no Yotare has opened 40 years ago. Surprisingly, there is Japanese fireplace, irori for customers making reservation. It has a relaxing atmosphere, so some people visit there frequently.

【Spot Name】Ushi-no Yotare

*3 minutes walks from South Exit of Seibu Shinjuku Station

【Address】3F Suzuki Bldg., 2-37-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0021
【Hours of operation】5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. *L.O. 10:00 p.m.
*Advanced Reservations Required
【Closed】Sunday, national holiday


5. National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno


National Museum of Nature and Science is secretly popular as the dating spot. The most beautiful Triceratops is on the underground. Moreover, Showa modern style of the architecture is nostalgic. The design must attract many people.

【Spot Name】National Museum of Nature and Science

【Address】7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718
*5 minutes walks from Park Exit of Ueno Station
【Hours of operation】
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *Last admission is at 4:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. *Last admission is at 7:30 p.m.
【Closed】Monday, end and beginning of the year holidays
* The Museum is opened on Monday if it is a national holiday and closed on the following Tuesday.


6. Sato Sakura Museum in Nakameguro

Sato Sakura Museum is unique art museum because the main theme is Sakura, cherry blossom. People can enjoy it all the year. All art works are Japanese paintings. It is really fascinating.

【Spot Name】Sato Sakura Museum

【Address】1-17-13 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo, 153-0051
【Hours of operation】Last admission time is up to 30 minutes before closing
【Closed】Monday, end and beginning of the year holidays and during exhibition preparation


7. Tokyo Daijingu in Kagurazaka

Tokyo Daijingu is located in Kagurazaka. This shrine is popular for matchmaking, so it is a suitable place for dating. Tokyo has five major shrines, and Tokyo Daijingu is one of them. Other ones are Meiji Jingu, Yasukuni Jinja, Hie jinja and Tokyo Dijingu. However, it is not crowded compared to other shrines.

【Spot Name】Tokyo Daijingu

【Address】2 Chome-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0071
*5 minutes walks from Iidabashi Station
【Hours of operation】Open all hours
【Closed】Open all year round


8. Anamori Inari Shrine

Anamori Inari Shrine has red torii and fox statues. One of them is called Kon-chan and it is a city idol. Sand at this shrine is known to bring you good luck. It is free, but do not be arrogant! Just take a little of it.

【Spot Name】Anamori Inari Shrine

【Address】5-2-7 Haneda, Ota-ku, Tokyo 144-0043
*3 minutes walks from Anamori Inari Station
【Hours of operation】Open all hours
【Closed】Open all year round


9. Togoshi-ginza Shopping Street

It is the longest shopping street in Tokyo. Floresta doughnut is so cute because some are shaped animals. You should check it out even if you feel sorry when eating. It is a small shop, so do not miss it!

【Spot Name】Togoshi-ginza Shopping Street

【Address】0 minute walk from Togoshi Ginza station on the Tokyu ikegami Line
【Hours of operation】depending on shops
【Closed】depending on shops
*Most of shops are closed on Tuesday, Sunday, end and beginning of the year holidays


10. Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway is known as the Mecca of Subculture. Most people can enjoy if they do not hate otakus. Bar Zingaro on the way is popular. There are a lot flower printed sweets, food, drink such as pancakes, burger, coffee. You must have a nice chat there.

【Spot Name】Nakano Broadway

【Address】5-52-15, Nakano, Nakano-ku
*5 minutes walks from North Exit of Nakano Station
【Hours of operation】10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
*depending on shops
【Closed】depending on shops
*Some shops are closed on Wednesday


11. Yamato Sample Workshop in Ikebukuro

Yamato Sample Workshop has been established in 1952, so it has a long history. Japanese food samples look real. Check it out! Please place your reservation before your visit if you want to make food samples. Staffs there will understand easy English vocabulary and gesture.

【Spot Name】Yamato Sample Workshop

【Address】4 Chome-18-2 Kamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0012
*5 minutes walks from Kita-ikebukuro Station
【Hours of operation】 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Workshops are available from 10:00 to 16:00
【Closed】Wednesday and Thursday


12. Todoroki Valley

You can be relaxed even though Todoroki Valley is not far from the city center. There are temple, “Todoroki Fudoson”, waterfall, “Fudo Waterfall” and Japanese garden “Shoin”. Todoroki Fudoson is near Fudo Waterfall. You will be there to go up the stairs. The bell at the temple is unique compared to other temple ones. The shape is different, so the sound is clear.

【Spot Name】Todoroki Valley

【Closed】Open all year round
【Address】1-22, 2-37~47, Todoroki, Setagaya
*3 minutes walks from Todoroki station on the Tokyu Oimachi Line
【Hours of operation】Open all hours


13. Kiyosumi Gardens in Kiyosumi-shirakawa

Kiyosumi Gardens are famous landmarks and good bird watching locations in Kiyosumi-shirakawa. This garden is designated as Tokyo Metropolitan Place of Scenic Beauty, so people can enjoy the scenery. You will have a great time there.

【Spot Name】Kiyosumi Gardens

【Address】3-3-9 Kiyosumi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0024
*3 minutes walks from A3 Exit of Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station
【Hours of operation】 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *Last admission is at 4:30 p.m.
【Closed】end and beginning of the year holidays


14. Koishikawa Botanical Garden

Koishikawa Botanical Garden has more than 4,000 plants, so it is really broad. This garden is designated as Tokyo Metropolitan Place of Scenic Beauty and have a long history. Enjoy seasonal plants.

【Spot Name】Koishikawa Botanical Garden

【Address】3-7-1 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0001
*10 minutes walks from A1 Exit of Hakusan Station
【Hours of operation】 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *Last admission is at 4:00 p.m.
【Closed】Monday, end and beginning of the year holidays
* The garden is opened on Monday if it is a national holiday and closed on the following Tuesday.


15. Futako-Tamagawa Park

Futako-Tamagawa Park has about Japanese garden, visitor center, and 1,400 trees. Universally designed garden is inspired by Tama River and Mt. Fuji. Every person can use it regardless of disability or age.

【Spot Name】Futakotamagawa Park

【Address】1-16-1 Futako-Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0094
*9 minutes walks from Futako-Tamagawa Station
【Hours of operation】9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from November to February
【Closed】Tuesday, end and beginning of the year holidays
*The park is opened on Tuesday if it is a national holiday.