36 Views of Mount FujiArcheological evidence suggests that Meguro has been inhabited since ancient times. The area was included in the 36 Views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai (a well known Edo-era artwork).
Mount Fuji can still be seen from street level (hills) in Meguro. The view has changed a great deal since the Edo-era.
Meguro the NeighborhoodMeguro is also a neighborhood (the area around Meguro Station). The neighborhood known as Meguro is half in Meguro-ku and half in Shinagawa-ku (another district).
Meguro is a riverside downtown neighborhood known for its department stores and small restaurants and bars.
Meguro isn't a youth oriented area by any stretch of the imagination. Many families have lived in the area for generations.
Meguro is known for its Sanma Matsuri (Mackerel festival) that celebrates one of Japan's most popular fish snacks.
The Institute for Nature Study is a large park near Meguro station (part of the National Science Museum). The park features wild terrain such as wetlands and forests.
Meguro Gajoen is a palace-like banquet hall constructed in 1935 (with later additions). It features lavish rooms and lush Japanese gardens. It's a popular spot for traditional weddings.
Meguro is ranked #11 of 21 best places to live in Tokyo.