Kuramae – Lower rents are attracting young creatives to Kuramae, on Tokyo's east side. Bonus: Great views of the Tokyo Sky Tree.
Kuramae – Highlights of this laidback neighborhood include The East, a small mall-like complex featuring a coffee roaster, a burger shop and a barber.
Tomigaya – "Once overshadowed by neighboring downtown Shibuya, the quiet Tomigaya 'hood has recently reinvented itself as a hipster hub, boasting places like the Norwegian cafe/bar Fuglen, bean-to-bar chocolate shop Cacao Store, and Monocle magazine's retail store and Tokyo bureau," says Annemarie Luck, editor-in-chief of Tokyo Weekender magazine.
Kiyosumi-Shirakawa – The neighborhood features an abundance of coffee shops, including the intimate Arise Coffee Roasters.