The term “upscale” is a terrifying word for me, honestly as much as possible I tried to avoid or spend less time on such places knowing that I don’t have anything to do over there. Then again, upscale or not I have to remind myself that there are location around the city worth discovering. So I awkwardly put on my camera and walked the other side of Daikanyama.
Amidst everything modern and new at Daikanyama, it is refreshing to see something traditional and cultural for a very small entrance fee of 100 yen.
Kyu Asakura House is an example of a Japanese heritage home now open for public viewing. Considered as an Important Cultural Property, Kyu Asakura House is an example of Taisho era’s architecture.
The spacious garden adourned with stone lanterns, the natural light sneaking to the foliage of trees and the occasional visitors in kimono provide a sense of detachment from the urban ambiance of Daikanyama.
Two blog posts about one Tokyo neighborhood, I guess that shows how worthy it is to explore the two sides of Daikanyama.