La Cantina Bessho

Shopping Harajuku
La Cantina Bessho

Those in the know recognise this excellent Harajuku wine shop as one of the area's hidden gems. The cave-like space reaches deep into the building, and with bottles lined up here and there in seemingly random order, you'll almost feel like every stop here is a small adventure. As for the selection, they tend to stock more than 2,000 varieties at any given time, with the focus squarely on Italian and other European wines (New World product is available too, but it isn't what you'd come here for). They claim that every incoming variety is taste-checked by the owners, and only wines passing this subjective taste test are admitted onto the shelves. Grape geeks can spend hours browsing here, while amateurs will appreciate the staff's precise but easily understandable guidance.


Venue name: La Cantina Bessho
Address: 2-25-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Transport: Kitasando Station (Fukutoshin line), exit 2
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