Humans of Hmlet: Self-care in Sangenjaya

Japan Jan 12, 2021

What is it like to walk in the shoes of a fashion magazine writer in Tokyo?

We spoke to Hmlet Sangenjaya member, K, to hear about her favourite things about this neighbourhood and about her coliving experience.

The Tokyo connection

For K, choosing Hmlet Sangenjaya as home was a no-brainer because it is well-connected by public transport and has great access to practically anywhere. "I use the Denentoshi Line heavily, so I wanted to find a place along this line." she shares. "Sangenjaya is two stops away from Shibuya or one stop away if you use the express line." In addition, there is a bus station just one minute away from Hmlet Sangenjaya which is very useful for getting to Shibuya, Misyuku and Ikejiri!

Self-care is self-love

Balancing work and life is extremely important to K. "My hobbies are centred around beauty and fitness. On my days off, I really enjoy indulging in the salons - hair, nails, facial, eyelash - you name it!" she exclaims. "I also like getting a workout in at the hot yoga studio or gym, followed by an enzyme bath to treat myself." With all her favourite beauty and fitness spots within walking distance of Hmlet Sangenjaya, self-care is just around the corner.

Vintage advantage


Sangenjaya is famous for its vintage fashion shops. On K's day off, she enjoys visiting these shops. "The great variety of vintage fashion shops, coupled with their late operating hours means it's fun to go after work." She adds "behind Hmlet Sangenjaya - literally a thirty seconds walk away - there are a few shops that I've been meaning to explore!" The vintage shops in Sangenjaya are reasonably priced too, making this neighbourhood a vintage hunter's paradise.

Hmlet is more than home

K finds the coworking space in Hmlet Sangenjaya offers the focus zone she needs. "Whenever I work from home, I normally make full use of the coworking space. I prefer it to my room because I can concentrate more. when As it's on the 9th floor, the great views are also a bonus!"

"I'm constantly challenging myself to try new things, which is why I enjoy participating in Hmlet's community events." In her last event, she joined an Italian cooking class where she learnt how to make potato gnocchi and tiramisu from scratch.

The partnerships offered to Hmlet members have also been a welcome perk. "I actively use the services offered by Hmlet partners" says K, who's is a loyal user of Wolt food delivery. "For deliveries about 1.5km away from the restaurant, the delivery fee is only 99¥!" she chirps.

More than the great location and vibrant neighbourhood, Hmlet Sangenjaya is where K has found inspiration to live her life in full measure.

About Hmlet Sangenjaya

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Yilynn Chan

Hmlet contributor. My Venn diagram is three interlocking circles.