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Shake Shack Ebisu – All-natural 100% hormone-free Angus Beef Burgers

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is a New York City based American restaurant chain that uses all-natural 100% angus beef completely free of hormones and antibiotics. They pride themselves on sourcing incredible ingredients from like-minded farmers, bakers and food purveyors. “Our burgers are made with 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers (no added hormones). Our …

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Camden Blue Star Donuts and Coffee, Daikanyama

Camden blue star donuts

Camden Blue Star Donuts is a Portland-born doughnut shop that opened in Tokyo’s chic Daikanyama neighborhood in April 2015. Their unique and creative flavors have earned them the nickname “Donuts for Grownups”. The shop sits inside Fred Segal’s Mart in the Western-themed shopping complex, Log Road. We stopped in and were impressed …

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Rigoletto Short Hills, Nakameguro – Our favorite family-friendly lunch spot

Rigoletto

Rigoletto Short Hills is our favorite family-friendly restaurant in Nakameguro. It`s spacious with modern furnishings and a lively atmosphere. The first floor holds bar-like seating and a small, pet-friendly covered terrace. The second floor is bright with lofty ceilings. The perfect atmosphere for a night out or a fun date night, and a …

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Midorie Organic Food Deli & Cafe, Yutenji

midorie organic cafe

Midorie Organic food deli and cafe sits nestled in the backstreets of Yutenji, a lively residential neighborhood one stop from Nakameguro station. Midorie Organic Yutenji is the newest of their three stores specializing in seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, healthy sweets, pesticide-free rice and vegetables, farm fresh fish and additive-free seasonings. We visited …

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Aburiyaki Sushi An, XEX Daikanyama – Shared Terrace

Aburiyaki Sushi An

It`s a rarity in Tokyo to dine and be served with different cuisines from two excellent restaurants. XEX Daikanyama does just that. Located on the rooftop of the popular baby and kids` product mall, La Fuente, XEX Daikanyama (ゼックス 代官山) offers a unique international dining experience. Enjoy Italian dining at Salvatore Cuomo Bros, fresh …

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Streamer Coffee and KILO SHOP – Vintage Clothing, Gohongi

Streamer Coffee Company

Streamer Coffee Company (ストリーマーコーヒーカンパニー) is known for their delicious and beautifully designed free pour lattes. Latte artist Hiroshi Sawada opened his first cafe in Shibuya in early 2010 and now has twelve shops in Japan, nine in Tokyo, with a new store opening in Kobe this month. His pursuit is `for …

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Yutenji Temple Summer Festival and Temple History

Yutenji Bon Odori

Yutenji Temple is holding their annual Yutenji Mitama Matsuri (祐天寺み魂まつり) on July 16, 17 & 18, 2016. Parents and children from the neighbouring school, Yutenji kindergarten, participate by dancing in colourful yukatas every year. Stop by the grounds late afternoon to learn about the eight different Temple structures and buildings then stay late …

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Urth Caffe, Daikanyama – Healthy Food and Organic Drinks Cafe

urth caffe

Urth Caffe is one of my favourite spots to visit for a healthy American meal. Located in chic Daikanyama they serve a delicious selection of healthy salads, hearty sandwiches and paninis. They`re well known for their exclusively organic coffees and fine teas as well as their refreshing bobas (bubble teas), smoothies and juices. …

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Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness Workshop

WaNavi

Kumamoto Earthquake Charity & Earthquake Preparedness Workshop **Rescheduled for September 2016. Exact date TBD.** WaNavi Japan, in collaboration with Keio University`s SFC BOSAI Lab., is holding a family-friendly event in Daikanyama with fun games and activities for children to learn about earthquakes and how to protect themselves. Participants will learn the …

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Isshin Rice House, Daikanyama – Traditional Japanese Cuisine

Isshin Rice House

Gohanya Isshin Daikanyama (ごはんや 一芯 代官山) is one of our favourite traditional Japanese restaurants, and hidden gems, to take friends visiting Tokyo. Located across the street from Kyu Asakura House and next to the Daikanyama Koban (Police Box), Gohanya Isshin sits hidden at the basement of a pale, yellow brick building. Walk …

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La Fuente Daikanyama 2F – Baby and Kids Clothing & Accessories

La Fuente Daikanyama

Shopping for baby or your kids? Visit the 2nd floor of the La Fuente Building in Daikanyama. La Fuente Daikanyama 2F(ラ・フェンテ代官山)carries a number of Japanese and Internationally branded infant and childrens` clothing goods and accessories. Stop into one of their seven stores; Corva, Dadway, Baby & Kids Daikanyama, Markey`s, Katoji, …

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Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar – A Healthy, Refreshing Summer Treat

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar

Paletas Frozen Fruit Bar is a great spot to have a healthy and refreshing summer treat. They offer over 30 mixed frozen fruit flavours using seasonal fruit from all over Japan. You can choose from their frozen Juice-based: Mix East & Citrus Mix 480 yen or Migaki Ichigo at 580 yen; Gelato-based: Berry Berry Berry 500 …

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Salvatore Cuomo Bros, Daikanyama – Italian Buffet & Green Terrace

Salvatore Cuomo Bros

Located on the rooftop of the popular baby and kids` product mall, La Fuente, XEX Daikanyama (ゼックス 代官山) offers a unique international dining experience. Enjoy Italian dining at Salvatore Cuomo Bros, fresh sushi at Aburiyaki & Sushi An, and cocktails at their New York style bar and terraces. My friend and I visited …

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Tokyo Breakfast Brunch – 10+ Spots for Eggs, Pancakes and more

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Here are more than 10 great Tokyo breakfast brunch spots. Looking for a good spot for Tokyo breakfast or brunch on the weekend?  I love breakfast! I am a very earlier riser, so breakfast is my main meal of the day.  There are many other breakfast spots, but if I …

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Peter Rabbit`s Happy Garden 2016, Ebisu Garden Place

Peter Rabbit Happy Garden

Ebisu Garden Place`s Clock Square is hosting their annual Peter Rabbits Happy Garden filled with flowers and photo boards, a Peter Rabbit-themed café, a pop-up shop with limited edition goods and stationary, a greeting by Peter Rabbit himself and Stamp Rally. Their Ribby`s Kitchen cafe serves a nice selection of Peter Rabbit-themed …

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Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA, Aobadai – Naples Award-Winning Pizza

Pizzeria e trattoria da isa

If you`re looking for Naples award-winning pizza stop in Pizzeria e Trattoria da ISA (ピッツエリア エ トラットリア ダ イーサ) in Aobadai. This small, Italian styled eatery serves authentic Naples style pizza and delicious Italian food. Opened in February 2010, the owner and pizza chef behind the massive wood-fired oven, and the …

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Nakameguro Park – A Popular Family Picnic Park

Nakameguro Park

Nakameguro Park (中目黒公園) is a well-maintained open grass park frequented by locals and families. They have a large variety of plants and flowers that you can learn about at their “Flower and Greenery Learning Center” and a “creature pond” to view fish, frogs and insects. Located within the grounds is a …

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Sasa Burger, Daikanyama & Nakameguro – The Locals Favorite Burger Joint

Sasa Burger size

We revisted Grill Burger Club Sasa in Daikanyama the other day. This down-to-earth local favorite has a casual 1960`s American Burger joint hipster feel. Their burgers are made with 100% Grade A Japanese beef with fresh vegetables, grilled onions and relish in whole wheat buns. They come in S/M/L (80g, 100g …

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