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Hanamasa Wholesale Supermarkets – Niku no Hanamasa (肉のハナサ)

Hanamasa Wholesale Supermarkets

If you have a big family or big eaters, and live in central Tokyo one of your go to supermarket shopping locations should be Hanamasa Wholesale Supermarkets (Niku no Hanamasa (肉のハナサ). Hanamasa is a wholesale supermarket whose roots began as a supplier to restaurants, but is now open to the public …

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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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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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Akasaka Mama Sacas Spring Event – Free activities for young kids

Akasaka Mama Sacas is holding their annual Spring event at the TBS Broadcast Center Arena. Open to the public this event showcases a number of free activities; bike riding, physical training, live shows, petting zoo, crafts, and paid activities such as cookie decorating, candle making, cooking, and more! The Kids Petting Zoo features …

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ALZE Rotisserie Chicken, Minami Azabu & Roppongi, Tokyo – Eat-in or Takeout

If you are craving roasted chicken for lunch or dinner Alze rotisserie chicken in Minami-Azabu or Roppongi, Tokyo is delicious and convenient. I can close my eyes now and remember the delicious smell!  Jiji (83), Baby (3) and I had a relaxing lunch that suited everyone’s palates. Alze offers various …

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Robot Park, Roppongi

Sakurazaka Park (さくら坂公園) better known as Robot Park is located by the Sakura-zaka Residences next to the Roppongi Hills mega complex.  It’s a small park, but it’s well-designed with safety in mind. It`s filled with contoured plastic slides, robot-designed spring-riders, climbing stairs and a long rolling-pin slide to entertain the kids. …

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Mori Art Museum, Roppongi – Lee Mingwei and His Relations Exhibit

I highly recommend the Lee Mingwei exhibit at the Mori Art Museum. I only had one hour but could have spent three. The exhibit is about Lee Mingwei’s relationships with people, art and art patrons. The exhibits are very provocative and cause one to think about one’s relationships with family …

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