Tokyo is a city that holds a special place in the world’s imagination. It’s a source of fascination for all. Strikingly modern, practically futuristic. Designed according to rules so foreign to the rest of the world, and yet so influential. Just the right amount of weird to draw people in. And an unapologetic attitude towards cultivating such culture that seems at the same time so freeing, and yet so arresting. 

For a place of constant movement, constant bustle, the image we hold onto of Tokyo is remarkably static. Perhaps it’s the tendency for Japanese culture to stay stubbornly loyal to its traditions. Or maybe it’s because in the case of Western imagination (ahem, Hollywood), Tokyo has always been a place that exists in the future. Whereas the rest of Japan seems to be stuck in a time of samurais and ninjas, Tokyo is on its own plane of reality. 

Tokyo is a multifaceted city. And a huge metropolis at that. There are moments of serene Shinto tranquility just minutes away from crowded city streets decisively designed to overwhelm all senses simultaneously. It caters to and accommodates anything and everything you’re looking for, whether you’re a resident or a visitor. Everything you can possibly need is within a few minutes walk, and yet the city sprawls with endless pockets of discovery. 

But between remnants of a tumultuous past and glimpses of a glistening future, there is the Tokyo of today. One that is full of life. One that lets you live whatever life you want to live. One that will always be more than you can take in. It’s easy to see why Tokyo has been a muse for artists around the world. It’s a place worth visiting and revisiting again and again, because this is the kind of city where even everyday routine seems exciting. 

JP Guide | bread, espresso &
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LA Guide | eggslut
July 24, 2023
Afuri Ramen + Dumplings
May 15, 2023
TW Guide | Chun Shui Tang 春水堂
February 20, 2023
Coffee Guide | Hoshino Coffee
April 18, 2022
LA Guide | Urth Caffe
March 28, 2022
Coffee Guide | Komeda Coffee
February 3, 2022
NYC Guide | Buvette
January 3, 2022
Japan Guide | Menya Hanabi
November 15, 2021
Japan Guide | Tsutaya
October 18, 2021
TW Guide | Eslite 誠品
October 14, 2021
Eat | Meet Fresh 鮮芋仙
June 24, 2021
TOKYO Guide | Nezu Museum
February 13, 2021
Coffee | Verve
January 7, 2021
Eat + Shop | Eataly
December 24, 2020
Coffee | Blue Bottle
December 10, 2020
Eat | Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
October 5, 2020
TW Guide | Ice Monster
September 12, 2020
TW Guide | Sunny Hills 微熱山丘​
August 27, 2020
LA Guide | Blu Jam Cafe
June 13, 2020
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Coffee | Café Kitsuné
February 20, 2020
LA Guide | Marugame Udon
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Tokyo Guide | Abura Soba
February 18, 2019
Tokyo Guide | Sato Yosuke
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LA Guide | Alfred Tea Room
February 11, 2019
Tokyo Guide | crisscross & breadworks
January 7, 2019
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