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    Coffee, Harajuku

    The Roastery by Nozy Coffee

    This single-origin coffee roaster is set back off the shopping thoroughfare Cat Street in Harajuku. Passing by the outdoor seating, you arrive at a dark interior with exposed wood and industrial fittings. A central…

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    Aoyama, Daikanyama, Eating

    Maisen Aoyama

    Maisen is famous for having some of the best tonkatsu in Tokyo; breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet. They have many locations around Japan, but this flagship location is inside an old bath-house…

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    Aoyama, Coffee

    Blue Bottle Coffee

    Hailing from California, Blue Bottle Coffee have locations around the world and have developed a cult following in Japan. Despite it’s secluded location on a back street in Aoyama, when this store…

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    Aoyama, Coffee

    Café Kitsuné

    Located in Omotesando, Café Kitsuné is one of my favorite coffee spots in Tokyo. Created by Paris-based fashion and music label Maison Kitsuné, it’s set back off a quiet street where you pass a courtyard of…

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    Shibuya, Shops


    Postalco have a serene space in bustling Dogenzaka, filled with lovely products such as cards, notebooks, wallets and bags. Started by designers Mike Abelson and Yuri Shimizu, the ranges are made in small batches…

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    Shibuya, Sights

    Nanzuka Gallery

    Nanzuka is a contemporary art gallery hidden in the basement of a towering building in Shibuya. During my first visit they were displaying a collection of paintings and sculpture by the infamous Hajime Sorayama in…

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    Eating, Shibuya

    Pizza Slice

    Even from the outside Pizza Slice looks like a building straight out of downtown Manhattan. I found it incredible, staring agape at the large glass windows, subway tile and letter grade sign. Inside it…

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    Coffee, Shimokitazawa

    Frankie Melbourne Espresso

    In the heart of Shimokitazawa you’ll find Frankie Melbourne Espresso, a tiny slice of Australia in Tokyo. They are serving some seriously amazing coffee and delicious breakfast dishes, such as poached eggs with…

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    I’m often asked for accommodation suggestions in Tokyo and while I love a good hotel, I always prefer the unique experience of AirBNB. It’s an opportunity to live more independently and go…

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    Sights, Tsukiji

    Tsukiji Fish Market

    One of my favorite places to visit is the Tsukiji fish market. Be sure to go there early in the morning and see the bustling wholesale market in action. You can even go super…

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    Coffee, Setagaya Ward

    Brick Lane

    Brick Lane in Setagaya is another new discovery for us, they have lovely coffee and a menu of scones; cheese ones, chocolate ones, jam ones, matcha ones.. all delicious! Opened just last year,…

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    Sights, Yoyogi

    Meiji Jingu Shrine

    One of the most famous, beautiful and popular shrines in Tokyo. Set in the lovely Yoyogi Park, this is an incredible place to visit on both regular days and special occasions such as…

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    Eating, Roppongi

    The Sun and the Moon

    The Sun and The Moon is a lovely cafe and restaurant located in the Mori Art Museum. It’s on the 52nd floor in the Roppongi Hills building. Enjoy this incredible view over Tokyo with a glass of…

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    Harajuku, Sights

    Owl Village Harajuku

    Owl Village opened in Harajuku at the end of last year and is home to seven curious owls. It’s a small and peaceful space divided in two, separating the cafe from the…

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    Coffee, Daikanyama, Shops

    Saturdays Surf Tokyo

    Hailing from New York, this surf brand offers boards, wetsuits and gear along with an in-house range of quality basics. The stores also include espresso bars with outstanding coffee. The Tokyo space is…

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    Coffee, Shibuya

    About Life Coffee Brewers

    Our list of local coffee haunts is growing! About Life Coffee Brewers is a tiny stand found on a busy street corner in Shibuya. The founder Sakao Atsushi trained in Australia and his…

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    Shinjuku, Sights

    Shinjuku Gyoen

    Shinjuku Gyoen is a beautiful garden and it’s hard to believe such a peaceful place exists in the heart of the city. I spent hours wandering the enormous grounds which smell like…

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    Eating, Kyodo


    Ramen is a staple dish I’ve always liked, but only recently truly loved. We’re surrounded by literally hundreds of options in our neighborhood and it’s overwhelming. We’ve slowly been exploring and trying to educate…