My 5: Blue Garden Restaurant – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Blue Garden Restaurant Brahms Path Harajuku Tokyo

1. February 2019. Wonderboy and I were delighted to have escaped the obnoxious crowds on Tokyo’s manic shopping zone Takeshita Street. Having fought our way onto the parallel-running peacefulness of Brahms Path, we began actively seeking out a good spot for lunch. I wanted somewhere quiet, a place to kick back for a bit and […]

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My 5: Takeshita Street – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Takeshita Street Harajuku Tokyo.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. I have to admit that Wonderboy and I had been somewhat unprepared for the unbridled insanity of Tokyo’s Takeshita Street. We’d been expecting it to be busy of course, after all it was a Sunday afternoon […]

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My 5: Cat Street – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Cat Street Harajuku Tokyo.

1. February 2019. Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku District is one of the city’s most popular shopping neighborhoods, with street after hipster-inhabited street of cool cafes, upmarket boutiques, hobby stores, clothes shops and more, more, more. Normally I’d have little to no interest in a shopping street but this is Tokyo after all, where everything is somehow […]

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My 5: Harry Zoo Cafe – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Harry Zoo Cafe Harajuku Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. Tokyo’s animal café scene seems to inspire strong opinions from people. There are those that are idealistically opposed to the whole concept, saying that animals shouldn’t be messed with, just leave them in the wild […]

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My 5: Kawaii Monster Cafe – Harajuku, Tokyo.

Kawaii Monster Cafe Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. Another morning in the Japanese capital another amazing, only-in-Tokyo themed café breakfast. This time Wonderboy and I had arrived at The Kawaii Monster Café in the city’s Harajuku district. At reception we were warmly welcomed […]

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My 5: Nananamoe Coffee – Asakusa, Tokyo.

Exterior Nananamoe Coffee Asakusa Tokyo

1. February 2019. Wonderboy and I were marching off to Oshiage Skytree Subway Station one morning, as per our daily ritual, when we came across a friendly Japanese man emerging from the entrance door of a little café. “Hello” he said with a polite nod, setting his chalkboard down. There was a further greeting from him […]

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My 5: Oak Hostel Sakura – Asakusa, Tokyo.

Oak Hostel Sakura Asakusa Tokyo

1. February 2019. Tokyo is a famously expensive city but when you start actually looking around for accommodation that’s when it REALLY hits home. With so much cool stuff to see and do here I really wasn’t planning to spend much time in the hotel, so was very much hoping to find a simple but […]

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