We usually go for walks around at night after dinner and even though we've been living in this neighbourhood for about 7 years, I never get bored of walking around, looking and discovering new streets.
We live in the West of Tokyo in the Meguro-ward. Stations around my hood are Musashikoyama [武蔵小山] and Nishikoyama [西小山]. The Meguro-ward ranked 15th in the "most want to live" town in the whole of Japan. Data from surveys taken annually show that 90% of Meguro citizens want to continue to live here.
Transport is convenient and there are a load of supermarkets, convenient stores and a lot of greenery in the form of trees lining the roads and the many parks too. There are a load of Shotengai including the longest indoor arcade in Tokyo being Musashokoyama Palm.
We bought our house here back in 2005 and you can read what its like to buy a house in the Tokyo Property Purchase post. I first encountered this area after I got married - wifey and I came to Japan on a honeymoon and we visited her brother who lived in this neck of the woods. I particularly loved the Palm shotengai and thought to myself that one day I'd love to live in this area.
Then many moons later after when I finally made it to Japan, the first property that the estate agent introduced to us just happened to be in the same area ^o^
If you are considering looking for somewhere to live be it to buy or rent then check out this area - get off at Musashikoyama on the Meguro line and just stroll around.