Time: about 30 minutes for a round trip from the station
Crowds: not busy, but do note the heavier foot traffic during cherry blossom season
Lights: streets along the Meguro River are all well lit with lamp posts
The streets that line the Meguro River in and around Nakameguro Station are a great place for an evening stroll, especially after dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area. Start your walk from the station (East Exit 1) and head west along the river bank, where you’ll pass many shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
About 10 or 15 minutes in, you’ll pass by the iconic red Nakano Bridge and the stunning Starbucks Reserve Roastery, both of which are landmarks in the neighbourhood. Cross the bridge to head back east, or you could continue further up the river into the Ikejiri-Ohashi neighbourhood, which often sees less foot traffic than the Nakameguro area. The walk is particularly stunning during spring when the river is flanked with cherry blossoms, but the streets can get a bit crowded then.