TOKYO SHOPS & CAFES

Here are some Tokyo shops & cafes of my recommendation:

/// NAKAMEGURO - DAIKANYAMA ///
*Daikanyama and Nakameguro are in walking distance, as well as Nakameguro - Yutenji - Gakugeidaigaku.

La vie a la campagne - beautiful French cafe
Meguro Gawa Canal - BEAT spot for sakura
COW BOOKS (pics here #1 & #2)
1LDK - selected mens clothing, their new shop for homeware & zakka  "1LDK apartments" opened right across from this store
TASTE & SENSE - lovely cafe run by 1LDK, great lunch and great coffee.
TSUTAYA SHOTEN - mega book store that is more than just a book store
COCCA - v. charming fabric shop


/// GAKUGEIDAIGAKU - YUTENJI ///

Gallery & Shop "DO" at Claska
monogram - cute little shop for photography print & zakka
digawel - mens and womens clothing (yutenji)
keats cafe - vegetarian cafe set up in an old japanese house (yutenji)
cafe margo - lovely little cafe - excellent food and atmosphere
OTSU Furniture - Japanese vintage furniture
*My very favourite shop of all time "baden baden" has closed at the end of 2012 (sad!)


/// ROPPONGI - AZABUJUBAN ///

UGUiSU the little shoppe- my shop that opens on Friday, Saturday & Sunday afternoons!
21_21 Design Sight - an innovative and fun design museum
MORI ART MUSEUM - on the 53rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTER - great architecture and excellent design shop downstairs
LIVING MOTIF at AXIS - amazing design shop, bookstore downstairs has a wonderful selection of art & photography books
TSUTAYA TOKYO ROPPONGI - great selection of art books & magazines
TOUCH - really beautiful high quality towels and linen
*More recommendation from this area will be coming soon!!


/// AOYAMA - OMOTESANDO ///

doinel - lovely zakka shop that also has a great selection of organic wine
mina perhonen piece - one of other shops of mina perhonen in tokyo
Watarium Museum
Pan to Espresso to (Italian coffee and bread)
ARTS & SCIENCE - Beautiful beautiful shop!
OMOTESANDO KOFFEE
SPIRAL MARKET - great design shop
gallerie doux dimanche - lovely lovely shop/gallery that hosts many interesting exhibitions by young and independent artists from all over the world


/// JIYUGAOKA ///

cafe ikanika - beautiful and relaxing atmosphere, my all time favorite!
cafe ohanaya - great Italian style food using fresh vegetables from Kamakura, also serves good coffee and organic wine
JIYUGAOKA BAKE SHOP - top floor of IDEE
Cafe 6-chome - cafe & vintage Japanese furniture
KOSOAN - Old Japanese cafe
gallerie doux dimanche - dear little shop full of young artists goods from all over the world
SHINA-JINA - lovely little modern bonsai shop
D&DEPARTMENT TOKYO
Yakumo Saryo / Baishinka Tea House - really really beautiful Japanese tea house, 20min+ walk from Jiyugaoka or Toritsudaigaku Station.


/// FUTAKOTAMAGAWA ///
*Futakotamagawa is about 5 mins from Jiyugaoka on a local train Oimachi line

KOHORO - Japanese tableware, homeware, zakka
BOX & NEEDLE - a shop full of beautifully crafted boxes from Kyoto - a real gem!


/// GINZA ///

Gekkoso - wonderful little basement shop full of art supplies
Dover Street Market Ginza & Rose Bakery (cafe)
Beer Lupulin - Japanese craft beer (microbrewery)
Rose Bakery - Marunouchi (near Tokyo Station)


/// NIHONBASHI ///
HAIBARA - beautiful washi store
MORIOKA SHOTEN - amazing book store that sell vintage art books
TAMAI - anago restaurant
MORINOEN - my favourite hoji-cha tea store
Details are in this post - QUICK GUIDE TO NIHONBASHI


/// OTHER AREAS OUT OF TOKYO ///

Kamakura
Kanazawa
Kyoto
Kurashiki
Naoshima
Nara
Okinawa


MUSEUMS & GALLERY

8 comments:

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    1. Thank you Priscilla! I will try to add places to eat :)

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  2. This is such a great list. Thank you, Hiki!

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  3. WOW! Thanks for the recommendations! I live around Tokyo also, would love to try them!

    Do you have any recommended places around Yokohama? THANKS in advance!

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    1. Hi fern,
      Thanks for checking this out. Unfortunately I don't have many place for recommendation around Yokohama... but I will add them when I have some later!!

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  4. Thank you so much for your recommendation. I will be going to Tokyo next week for holiday and coffee is definitely my priority. If you ever visit Malaysia, I will bring you to visit some awesome cafes too. :0)

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    1. Hi Mein, I hope you will enjoy coffee (and of course other things too) in Tokyo! If you are anywhere around Roppongi or Azabujuban area on the weekend please drop by my shop too which I open Friday through Sunday! Have a wonderful trip! x

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

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