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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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    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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    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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    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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    Coffee, Omotesando

    Omotesando Koffee

    Now permanently closed. Secluded in a back street of Omotesando, this beautiful coffee space has a cult following. The shop is hidden in a traditional Japanese house, set back behind a lovely green…

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    Harajuku, Sights

    Kawaii Monster Cafe

    Designed to overload the senses, the Kawaii Monster Cafe is a whimsical world created to capture the spirit of Harajuku’s unique fashion and culture. Sit surrounded by macaroons and unicorns, and order from a menu of rainbow foods and…

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    Drinking, Shibuya

    Karaoke Kan

    Most people head to karaoke (カラオケ) after a big night out to indulge in a few hours of out-of-tune singing. There are plenty of karaoke places around Tokyo where you can rent…

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    Drinking, Shibuya

    JB’s Record Bar

    Hidden in a basement in Shibuya, this bar is totally lined with vinyl records in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The wonderful owner knows where each and every album is located and…

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    Daikanyama, Shops


    I’ve visited a lot of bookstores in my life, but this Tsutaya is easily my favorite on the planet. This sprawling space in Daikanyama consists of three buildings and has more books…