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Daikanyama T-Site

17-5 Sarugaku-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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The Daikanyama T-Site was a concept years in the making by Culture Convenience Club, who are the operators of the Tsutaya chain of stores (hence the name T-Site). The goal was to provide the services one would expect from Tsutaya, but presented in such a way that would appeal to a more mature and discerning audience.

About a 10-minute walk from Daikanyama Station, the T-Site is right along Kyu-Yamate Dori and is impossible to miss. Klein Dytham Architecture's winning design, which followed the concept of "a bookstore in the woods", can be easily spotted with its impeccably white exterior imprinted with interlocking letter Ts to almost resemble latticework from a distance. The interior is also quite stunning whilst at the same time having a warm and relaxing feel, so it's unsurprising that the T-site often makes its way into many "world's most beautiful" bookstore and music store lists.

The T-site provides the usual offering of print media, music and video rental that is expected from Tsutaya - but in much greater volumes and depth. Additions include a stationery section, which offers a strong selection of fountain and ballpoint pens, as well as a lounge where one can browse old and rare editions magazines from around the world while enjoying a drink.

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