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Tokyo

Shopping

3 Best Places to Shop for Fabric in Tokyo

I have been obsessed with sewing for a while, and it’s finally starting to recede with the lack of space in the house – having to haul a 13kg machine along with all my boxes of sewing tools in and out of cupboards is seriously no fun…

18 August 2016
Food

Tsurutontan Udon Restaurant in Tokyo

A Japanese friend recently was craving udon, and she brought us to Tsurutontan (which I thought was such a cute name and so fun to say!) which is apparently a famous place that serves up good udon. I was expecting the usual traditional udon shop, but was surprised that it…

13 April 2016
Outdoor / Nature

Night Illumination in Rikugien Gardens 六義園

I have always liked parks and gardens, and of the many I’ve visited in Tokyo, 六義園 Rikugien Gardens is one of my favorite. The garden is beautifully landscaped, and depending on the season, is painted with the different colors of the flowers in bloom. To me,…

7 April 2016
Food

Hidemi Sugino ❍ Exquisite Cakes

Last week, YY was in town, armed with an itinerary built around food. It’s a good way to travel, if you ask me! Especially in Tokyo, where there is always more food you want to eat than you have stomach space left. I almost never visit…

9 March 2016
Theme restaurant

Ojipan x Pomu no Ki Omurice Theme Restaurant

I enjoy the omurice (omelette rice) from Pomu no ki ポムの樹 and when Zhen was over, we decided to visit the branch at Harajuku because she loves omurice too. We were surprised to find that the entire store was refashioned in a collaboration with a…

27 January 2016
Attractions Shopping

Yanaka – Exploring Tokyo’s Shitamachi

Despite living in Japan for a few years now, there are still many places in Tokyo I have not heard of, much less visited. One such place is 谷中 Yanaka, a town, I was told, that still preserves the atmosphere and charm from decades ago. Yanaka…

25 November 2015