Jam Jam Drag on the Market


Lying midway between Shibuya and Daikanyama stations, Jam Jam Drag on the Market, or JD2 as it’s referred to in its logo, offers two distinct spaces for two very different kinds of Shibuyaites. On the first floor, action figures line one side of the entranceway, plush couches are nestled against a DJ booth, and dim lighting conceals the view of Yamanote line trains rumbling past the large back window. This section is, in other words, a perfect chill-out space for the wool-hatted kids shuffling over from the nearby music school. The sleek, white second-floor space, on the other hand, appeals to those whose tastes run in a more sophisticated direction, with two large rooms, private nooks, and lots of attractive furniture. But even though the décor of the two areas could hardly be more different, the relaxed vibe is largely the same.

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