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  • Japan, Tokyo, Travels

    In Roppongi

    Tokyo Tower as seen from The Sun and The Moon at the Mori Art Museum over an afternoon wine.…

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    Owl Village, Harajuku

    Most apartments in Japan have strict no-pet policies (including ours) which explains the allure and popularity of animal cafes here. After the first cat cafe opened in Taipei in 1998, the concept…

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    At Home Maid Cafe

    I’m another year older this week! Sunday was spent celebrating with Karan and Sinia; our first time at a maid cafe. At Home is located in Akihabara and is one of the largest…

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    Brick Lane in Setagaya

    Saturday morning birthday treats and breakfast at Brick Lane in Setagaya. Another new discovery for us, they have lovely coffee and a menu of scones; cheese ones, chocolate ones, jam ones, matcha ones..…

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    In Miyasaka

    One of the many traditional homes in our neighborhood, with sliding screens and lovely gardens.…

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    At Meiji Jingu

    Earlier this week, the city was awash with brilliant flashes of color for Seijin No Hi or Coming of Age Day. A celebration of young people becoming adults, ceremonies were held at local city offices for…

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    About Life Coffee Brewers

    Our list of local coffee haunts is growing! About Life Coffee Brewers is a tiny stand found on a busy street corner in Shibuya. The founder Sakao Atsushi trained in Australia and his…

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    Saturdays Surf Tokyo

    On our weekends we used to stroll down to Saturdays Surf on Crosby Street for an afternoon latte on the back deck. Surrounded by classic Soho fire escapes, it was our peaceful respite from the city.…

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    Japanese New Year

    Happy New Year! Though it was a few days ago now, the celebrations are still continuing in Tokyo. While we spent this years countdown at a wonderful party with friends, in Japan…

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    Bear Pond Espresso

    Amongst the streets of vintage stores north of Shimokitazawa station, you’ll find Bear Pond Espresso for an incredible coffee. After two decades in New York, the owner Katsu-san returned to Tokyo, set up shop and pulls…

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    Tantanmen at Couki

    Ramen is a staple dish I’ve always liked, but only recently truly loved. We’re surrounded by literally hundreds of options in our neighborhood and it’s overwhelming. We’ve slowly been exploring and trying to educate…

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    Omotesando Koffee

    Secluded in a back street of Omotesando, this beautiful coffee space has a cult following. The shop is hidden in a traditional Japanese house, set back behind a lovely green garden. You’ll often…

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    Sugahara Shrine

    Now we both own bicycles again, we’ve been spending our free time getting lost in our new neighborhood. The suburbs of Tokyo are a sprawling mass of winding streets and we love…

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    Shinjuku Gyoen

    In the last few months we’ve packed up our life in New York, explored the sights and tastes of Mexico, spent time with our loved ones in Australia and started a new…