01. KOHORO - a beautiful Japanese style tableware and zakka
(addresses shown at the end of the post) januaryjanuary
02. box & needle - full of very exquisite paper boxes made in Kyoto!
(I simply can't get enough of them! They have a really great style.)january
03. Tsutaya Shoten - E-v-e-r-y-o-n-e in Tokyo was talking about this new grand book store when it opened in Daikanyama last December. Bit overwhelming but well worth a visit.january
04. My all time favourite -Baden Baden which by now you all know
if you've been reading my blog for a while :)january
05. "Do" at Claska
and last but not least, my very favourite bento shop (actually a rice shop) near my house who sell delicious home made obento only on Wednesdays.
january on utsurundesu one-use camera

All photos were taken with disposable square camera.

3-12-11 Tamagawa Setagaya-ku (google map)
3 mins from Futakotamagawa Station on Denentoshi and Oimachi lines.
Right behind Takashimaya department store.

02. box & needle
Same address to KOHORO shown above, they are located next to each other.
Both shops close on Wednesdays.

*Futakotamagawa is 2-5 minutes from Jiyugaoka on Oimachi line,
both express and local trains stop.

03. Tsutaya Shoten (Tsutaya books Daikanyama)
17-5 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku (google map)
3 mins from Daikanyama station on Toyoko line.

04. Baden Baden
2-31-7 Chuo-cho Meguro-ku Tokyo (google map)
About 5 minuite walk from Gakugeidaigaku Station on Toyoko Line.
Openin hours: 12:00~20:00 / Closed on Wednesdays


05. "Do" at Claska
1-3-18 Chuo-cho Meguro-ku Tokyo (google map)

06. Hakusan Rice Shop
3-6-10 Jiyugaoka Meguro-ku (google map)
Take away bento lunch boxes available on Wednesdays only.



  1. Ooo that bento shop looks so amazing!!! I can't wait to go with you one Wednesday! xoxo

  2. Oh, the pictures are so sweet! I would like to eat a bento on Wednesday in Tokyo!

  3. I miss the bento shops in Tokyo, I used to have a favourite in Yanaka, a bit like the one near your home. By the way, Japan seems to be the only place where bookshops are surviving. Everywhere I go, including Singapore, all the bookshops are just closing one by one, it's heartbreaking.

  4. I'll be sure to browse this someday, before heading off to Tokyo! Wonderful pictures, it's surprising that you took all of them with a disposable camera, ha ha!

  5. Oh amazing... coming to Japan soon-ish so I'm frantically scribbling down your lovely suggestions! :) Thank you x

  6. I. Think. I. Love. Your. Blog.

    I have made a little list and hope to visit these places when I visit.

    Thank you for sharing!


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