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Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo, Omotesando – Best Hot Chocolate in Tokyo

Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo

Today was a chilly day in Tokyo with winds, gray skies and a sober mood so I headed to Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo (ドミニクアンセルベーカリートウキョウ) to enjoy a comforting hot chocolate. Dominique Ansel Bakery in Omotesando opened in June 2016 following the first store in SoHo New York which opened in …

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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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Yakiniku Shibaura, Mishuku – Family friendly Yakiniku

Yakiniku shibaura

Yakiniku Shibaura is our favorite family-friendly yakiniku restaurant in Setagaya-ku. They serve delicious cuts of Japanese domestic Wagyu Beef. Our kids love it. As you walk into the restaurant you see a refrigerator stocked with slabs of Japanese domestic Wagyu beef. Yakiniku Shibaura carefully selects their Wagyu beef from different areas of Japan, and …

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Nitori Japan – Affordable Japanese Furniture and Interior Goods

nitori

Nitori is the IKEA of Japan selling affordable Japanese Furniture and Interior Goods. Nitori is a nationwide chain with more than 300 stores throughout Japan and around 50 stores outside the country. It`s a great place to shop if you are setting up a home in Japan or if you want to add some new …

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All Day Home, Musashikoyama – Indoor Playroom and Cafe

All day home

All Day Home (previously Skip Kids Cafe) is a great venue to celebrate your toddler`s birthday, throw events or have a casual meet-up with parents and kids (aged 0 – 6 years). They have play equipment and toys, seating is plentiful and the staff members, which include nursery teachers licensed …

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Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Taito-ku – A Cook’s Shopping Paradise

Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Best Living Japan

Kappabashi Kitchen Town, Tokyo is a cook’s shopping paradise. There are over 180 cooking, kitchen and restaurant supply stores extended over six blocks. Here every the kitchen sink is for sale – every pot and pan, serving dish, utensil, kitchen appliance that a cook can imagine. Kappabashi is located between Ueno …

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