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My favourite wagashi with Yuichi Murakami of Bondo
AR Piece 'TOU-LIGHT'
Meet Yumiko Utsu at Kadoya
Meet Yukari Sakamoto at Kichijoji Shotengai
Meet Masahiro Wada at Nippara Cave
Photo Diary by Yumiko Kikuchi and Matsuki Narishige
Photo Diary by Tamami Iinuma
Photo Diary by Aya Okabe
Mag by Louise
The Thousands x tokyobike: Yanaka Bike Guide
My favourite hideaway with Junya Matsumura of Tabi Bagel
My favourite wagashi with Yuichi Murakami of Bondo
Yuichi Murakami is the owner of Kichijoji's Bondo, an independent store focusing on well-crafted, handmade goods that gain beauty through use. For the la...
West of the city centre lies a place where curry maniacs gather: Dhaba☆Kunitachi. And for those in the know, the authentic and deliciously spicy South Indian...
For those looking for a casual and modern kaiseki meal, Akasabi Hotel (not actually a hotel) offers delicate dishes that capture the beauty of contemporary J...
Offering a refreshing and refined take on Japanese tea, Souen is a place to appreciate a selection of brews, whether it be served straight-up over the counte...
With French-inspired baked goods and a tempting selection of sweets lining the counter, Kaiso is a neighbourhood favourite that warrants a journey of its own...
For those looking to indulge in the appreciation of specialty coffee, COFFEA EXLIBRIS is a cafe that has found just the right balance between know-how and un...
A sushi restaurant with an unlikely alias, 468 (aka Yoropa) offers a rare chance to enjoy anago bou-sushi, Kansai style.
Whilst training and later working ...
W.P Gold Burger
An unlikely burger joint filled with a medley of familiar names, W.P Gold Burger mixes a lovable selection of 'famous' burgers with a touch of punk r...
Fresh bagels each morning and home to one of the friendliest bakers you're likely to encounter, Tabi Bagel is a loveable corner shop you can't help b...
For all the abundance and convenience of the inner city, there is something alluring about taking the time to venture out into a suburban area to experience ...
With a rotating menu of freshly baked panini, a constant stream of classical music via Radio Naples, and grappa on the shelf, there are traces of the Mediter...
Before taking charge of the kitchen each night at Pirkatanto, owner Yu Nishino checks what's left in the fridge and on the shelves before putting togethe...
Located in a modest timber building in Kinshicho, Sumida Coffee is a cafe where you feel like you have all the time in the world. Within the tall, slender sp...
Stories of nori toast led to me to Ace, a long-standing kissaten filled with hand-painted signboards, dozens of varieties of siphon-made coffee and a selecti...
Home cooking in a restaurant means selecting ingredients and preparing meals with the same care you would afford for your family. Tucked into the ground floo...
Kan Morieda & Ben Davis
In a grand old timber building in a back street of Kanda there is a restaurant dedicated to a single, grotesque species of fish, the monkfish.
Bar Gen Yamamoto
It's easy to become absorbed in the casual sense of calm with which owner and mixologist Gen Yamamoto prepares fresh cocktails. Slicing, grating, muddlin...
A day of food and drink with Kan Morieda
Kan Morieda entered the culinary world at Tetsuya's in Sydney. After returning home to Tokyo he worked at the two–Michelin starred Kogetsu in Aoyama, and...
Dried fruit yokan from wagashi asobi
Fresh crusty bread, cream cheese, strong black coffee or a glass of red wine are not typical companions for a slice of dark-ruby coloured yokan but wagashi a...
World Breakfast All Day
World Breakfast All Day (WBAD) is a place to explore foreign countries through their traditional meals, as well as break your routine with an exotic breakfas...
Coffee Diary by Takehiro Kato of Paddlers Coffee
After learning his craft from Sammy Piccolo at Caffe Artigiano in Vancouver and later working under Hiroshi Sawada at Streamer Coffee, Takehiro now works alo...
“Elixir. Absinthe. Bar Trench.” So reads a signboard beneath an old street lamp on one of Ebisu's narrow back lanes – offering a slightly bol...
Me Me Me
With a mix of swing and old jazz from the ’40s and ’50s, vintage and retro-pop collectables lining the walls and the inviting smell of breakfast wafting from...
The first time I visited Otomeshi, the tables and chairs were gone, replaced by a makeshift DJ booth in one corner and a comfortable brown sofa in the other;...
City Country City
Is City Country City a record store with a bar, or a bar with records? Either way, CCC manages to blend the two together perfectly and as their record buyer ...
Honey Lemon Dango from Oiwake Dango
Honey. Lemon. Dango.
The chewy and not-too-soft mochi, the freshness of smooth bean paste, the lemon slices and a touch (just the right amount) of honey – ...
There is something undeniably refreshing about venturing into Tokyo's quieter residential areas. They often contain a friendly mix of stores and cafes – ...
For over 60 years, Mihashi have chosen each key ingredient for their sweets articulately and discretely to create what they describe as “a symphony of flavou...
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