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: 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: Akiba Fukurou Owl Cafe – Akihabara, Tokyo.

Akiba Fukurou Owl Cafe Akihabara Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. I’ve always been a bit fascinated by owls, especially as they seemed to consistently pop up in some of my favorite movies and books. From the wise and grumpy birds of Winnie The Pooh (Owl) and […]

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My 5: Maidreamin Maid Cafe – Akihabara Electric Town, Tokyo.

Entrance lobby Maidreamin Maid Cafe Akihabara Electric Town Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. It was with some trepidation that Wonderboy and I walked through the doors of Maidreamin Maid Café just after opening time on a Saturday morning. Kicking off a full day in Tokyo’s crazy, anything-goes […]

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My 5: Bar Rock Bottom, Tokyo.

Bar Rock Bottom Asakusa Tokyo

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. February 2019. Long before I even got to Tokyo I’d begun fantasizing about a cool little bar I could retreat to in the evenings after a long day’s exploring around the Japanese capital. Ideally it would […]

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