Mishuku and Ikejiri are neighbors and these neighbors are not the famous spots to visit, but they are very convenient to live in. They are between Shibuya, Nakemeguro and Sangenjaya. The three powerful and popular places to hang out. To live in these three areas, it is a bit pricey, but living close to these three neighbors and living cheaper, Mishuku and Ikejiri are the places to stay. There are a few drops of identity of Nakameguro and Sangenjaya in Mishuku and Ikejiri. The most interesting part is IID, Ikejiri Institute of design. It is a design hub with art galleries, shops, craftsmanship workshops and work studios in a renovated elementary school.
Ikejiri Ohashi station is in 3 minutes reachable from Shibuya station by train, on foot it takes about 20 minutes from Shibuya station. Nakameguro station is also reachable on foot in 30 minutes. The train which are coming to Ikejiri Ohashi station
– Den-en-toshi line
– Hanzomon line
Some historical facts about Ikejiri and Mishuku:
– Mishuku and Ikejiri don’t have a very interesting past, but the names tell a bit about their history. Apparently, Mishuku means ‘Three posttowns’, but Mishuku had a different meaning in the past. Mishuku had three important rivers, Kitazawa gawa, Karasuyama gawa and Meguro gawa. Mi came from Mizu (water). The old meaning of Mishuku was ‘Water is teeming’.
– Ikejiri was probably an old village Ikezawa or nearby Ikejiti. Ikejiri means ‘Mouth of a lake’.
Interesting points about Ikejiri and Mishuku:
– Ikejiri Institute of design, creative, young and different
– There are surprisingly a lot of dog trimming shops. Do Mishuku and ikejiri have a lot of dogs?
For knowing the area a bit better, a map with images:
This is about Mishuku and Ikejiri in Setagaya-ku, but in walking distance, you can easily continue to Sangenjaya. To know more about Sangenjaya, see our guide map:
To-do-list in Sangenjaya