Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Aoyama - Gaienmae (Quick Tokyo Guide)

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I just had another roll of film developed, which I had kind of forgotten about so these were taken a few months ago but I thought I'd share as a quick mini Tokyo guide. These are all from the area of Aoyama/Gaienmae, all very close by so you can visit all in an hour or two, all very lovely.

1&2: mina perhonen piece - just....love it!!
3: Watarium Museum - small but hosts many great exhibitions, also has a great little museum shop on the ground floor and a cafe downstairs.
4-7: Keith Haring & Barry McGee-created graffiti opposite the Watarium museum - excellent!!
8-10: Pan to Espresso to. - A cute little cafe that serves good coffee and panini.

How to get to Aoyama/Gaienmae: The closest station to this area is Gaienmae on Ginza line (exit 3) but you can easily walk to/from Omotesando.

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Other than the guide I have another recommendation, my friend and a talented Tokyo based zakka/product designer Ros' new website polkaros.com has been launched! She now has a new web shop where she sells her cute products with free shipping worldwide (how generous!)!! And....the web design and development was all done by... me!! I hope you visit her new website & shop and enjoy the total cuteness of the polkaros world :)
http://www.polkaros.com/


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12 comments:

  1. It makes me happy to see that the Barry McGee graffiti is stil there!

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    1. Yes it's still there, hope it stays for good!! :)

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  2. I almost thought that cat was real. The Polkaros website is so bright and colourful, it compliments Ros' cute creations perfectly :)

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    1. Ha ha yes that cat looks real especially seen from this angle ;) Thank you for checking out the polkaros website too!!

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  3. Sweet, sweet photos.. I like the patterns on the door. I didn't went to this area, it looks so nice !

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    1. Oh you will love this area, very close to omotesando (I think you went to omotesando?)!

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  4. Hey there, really enjoy your blog. Inspires me! Can I use some of your pix for my blog?

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    1. Thank you! Yes you can use my photos on your blog as long as you link back to me :)

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    2. Great...will do that :)

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  5. oh Hiki, these make me want to pack my bag right now. It will be a while before I make it, but one day I will come visit!
    oh, and the Polkaros website is lovely!

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    1. I know you will enjoy this area Christine! Hope you can come visit one day :) And thank you for checking out the polkaros website!!

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  6. Beautiful walls! I particularly love that black cat!

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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