Easily identified by the two rows of Japanese elms, Omotesandō is also home to the Tadao Ando designed, and highly controversial, Omotesandō Hills, as well as many other extravagantly designed fashion flagship stores.
One of the best coffee you can get in Tokyo. After years of being a pop up, it has finally closed shop. But being a pop up, Omotesando Koffee have relocated to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, there are still two Koffee in Japan you can go to; Toranomon Koffee in Tokyo itself and another in Kyoto.
Back Streets of Omotesandō
I get confused a lot when I am in the exploring the back streets. These photos may not be exactly Omotesandō, but it is around there, I guess.
I really liked Visvim until it grew too mainstream.
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Tsukiji Fish Market is one of those things you must see in Tokyo, Japan, despite its declining stature as the provider the most overpriced bluefin tuna. Sure, it is the biggest fish market in the world. Yes, the auction is said to be quite an experience to watch. And, yes, until March 2015, it is probably the last time you will be able to catch the auction at Tsukiji before it makes way for some prime real estate development. But, it is really worth waking up in the wee hours of the morning just catch a few minutes equivalent of Singapore’s Hungry Ghost Festival auction? I think so, since I do like to watch the Hungry Ghost Festival auction too. Continue reading “Tsukiji Fish Market”
Even though, this trip was for work, coming to Bandung fulfilled a small part of a promise I made to myself; Visit more cities around my region (South East Asia). I was there for 3 weeks with a exception of a weekend back in Singapore for a wedding. Apart from the client’s office and the cafe around the hotel, I didn’t managed to see much, having only one weekend to do some sightseeing. I did ate a lot though.
My theory about food in Tokyo is that you won’t get it wrong. At least, that was my experience. When I was hungry, all I have to do was figure out which type of cuisine I craved for, and pick a restaurant of cuisine around my location based on just pure gut, and – boom! – satisfied belly. The best thing about Shinjuku is that it has plenty of delicious and, most importantly, affordable meals. When I looked back, I wished I took more photos of my food. I mean, I am an Asian, for goodness sake! Anyhoo, here are some foodie highlights from Shinjuku. (more…)
Shinjuku 新宿区 was my base camp for all three of my Tokyo expeditions. The reason is the absolute convenience and, probably with the exception of arts and cultural stuff, you adequately can do everything in Shinjuku. I have indeed grown to love this part of Tokyo from spending a lot time there. Here is what I saw in Spring 2012, and Spring and Autumn 2013. (more…)