A few of my hand-drawn maps from the collection:
Map 13: Daikanyama Station 代官山駅 (map)
Two notes about the map:
- ‘HEARTY’ is the name of a now-closed restaurant, HEARTY CAFE レストラン・カフェ.
- ‘STAIRS’ refers to this flight of stairs that has a bike ramp on either side:
Not on the map, but located near the ‘Shibuya –>” arrow is Log Road Daikanyama ログロード代官山, a shopping and walking path built on the site of the old Toyoku Line tracks:
Map 14: Shibuya
A simple map of the area north of Shibuya Station, including:
- Uplink cafe & theater アップリンク渋谷 (map)
- HUB Shibuya HUB渋谷店 – one of the many branches of this ubiquitous Tokyo chain (map)
- NHK日本放送協会, located next to Kenzo Tange’s Yoyogi National Stadium 国立代々木競技場 (map)
Map 15: Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Shibuya
This map covers most of what I’ve included in my list of “Tokyo Top 10” things to see and do, which is geared towards first-time visitors to the city, but also for old-timers.
- Meiji shrine: a wooded and tranquil escape from the city
- Yoyogi park: (not on the map, but just below Meiji Shrine) always active and vibrant
- Harajuku: not a place you need to so too often, but worth visiting once
Note seen on this map is Cat street: meandering pedestrian street with shopping and people-watching. This roughly corresponds to the dotted line linking Ōta Memorial Museum of Art to the old Tobacco & Salt Museum and the Craftheads craft beer bar.
Also near Map 15 is Map #2: Design Festa Gallery