Restaurant Find: Sukiyabashi Sabo Tokyo

Located in the heart of Ginza, on the 6th floor of the newly established Tokyu Plaza, sits Sukiyabashi Sabo. An in-between destination, undefinable as restaurant or cafe, but presenting a completely unique approach to art-focussed food and beverages. Sukiyabashi Sabo is a halfway point between luxury and casual dining, as an intimate escape in the bustling […]

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Cafe Find: Shozo Coffee Tokyo

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Walking past Shozo Coffee in the Omotesando neighborhood of Tokyo, it’s impossible not to stop and look. It might be the most picture-perfect coffee shop on Earth: a small wooden hut just big enough to hold a selection of pastries and drip coffee. Its understated charm exemplifies what we love about Japanese design and sensibility – […]

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Cafe Find: Koffee Mameya Tokyo

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Hidden in the backstreets between Harajuku and Omotesando lies Koffee Mameya Tokyo, the reincarnation of owner Eichii Kunimoto and its previous predecessor sibling Omotesando Koffee. Found in the same location, the new box-like design champions the contemporary contrast of concrete and wood, again helmed by design studio 14SD and head designer Yosuke Hayashi. Here, there […]

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Restaurant Find: Bills Ginza Tokyo

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Bill Granger, Australia’s breakfast darling (and long time Melting Butter pick) goes upscale with his fourth Tokyo outpost. Situated on the top floor of new Ginza landmark Okura House in one of Tokyo’s most upscale neighborhoods, Bills Ginza marks a decided step up from breakfast spot with a sunny disposition to a grown up, chic […]

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Recapping Hirosaki Design Week 2016 at RINGO Park

The city of Hirosaki, Aomori prefecture, located in the northern part of the Tohoku area is best known for it’s symbolic cherry blossoms and apples. This year, the city embarked on its first Hirosaki Design Week. Though the project started only this year, the city has always put focus on beauty, nature and design, making […]

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The Editors: Ala CHAMP Magazine ’s Joanna & Monique Kawecki Find a Global Perspective in Tokyo & London

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True champions of creative culture, twin sisters Joanna & Monique Kawecki are the founding editors of Ala CHAMP Magazine one of the edgiest publications sitting on newsstands right now. Here at Melting Butter, we see Champ Magazine as the essential culture handbook for curious global creatives who make it their business to know about what’s […]

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Restaurant Find: The Apollo Tokyo

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With a spectacular view over the entertainment and luxury district Ginza, The Apollo Tokyo is a taste of Australian-Greek dining in the heart of Tokyo, and the first of it’s kind in Japan.  Located on the 11th floor of the new Tokyu Ginza Plaza department store, high-ceilings and a light-filled interior immediately greet you, with […]

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Wagashi Shop Find: HIGASHIYA Man Tokyo

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HIGASHIYA shops are all over the city, but the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hole in the wall HIGASHIYA Man is worth finding. The size of some walk-in closets, here you’ll find some of the city’s most delicious Japanese sweets. Fresh Manjū (steamed buns filled with bean jam) are the headliner taking center stage as they’re freshly steamed in […]

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Café Find: Cafe Kitsune Tokyo

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French label Maison Kitsune knows a thing or two about style. So it should come as no surprise that their cafe offshoot is filled with stylish sorts, and lots of cozy Instagram-worthy nooks for sipping iced matcha. Just next door to their Aoyama shop, Cafe Kitsune is popular with locals and tourists alike who nibble […]

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Café & Concept Store Find: Saturdays Surf Tokyo

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With its fashion-forward tilt and high energy pace, it’s easy to forget that Tokyo is a big city island where waves at Chiba and Kamakura are just a short train ride away. Enter Saturdays Surf.  Located on the main drag of trendy Daikanyama, Saturdays Surf Tokyo is a bright open reminder that the surf lifestyle […]

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