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

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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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Design Hotel Find: Aman Tokyo

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(This story by Jenny Nguyen-Barron first appeared in ForbesLife) Aman Resorts has seriously elevated the term “urban retreat” with its latest property, Aman Tokyo. Best known for their ultra luxe hideaways in the most breathtaking and isolated parts of the world, Aman has built a staunch following of wealthy vacationers in search of pure luxury, […]

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Design Hotel Find: Andaz Tokyo

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This article by Jenny Nguyen-Barron originally appeared in ForbesLife. Read the original here. An elevator ride to the top of Tokyo’s swanky new Toranomon Hills tower will probably have your ears popping from the sudden increase in altitude but it’ll also have your eyes popping once you set sight on the dramatic, art filled lobby […]

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Café Find: Omotesando Koffee Tokyo

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Omotesando Koffee Tokyo has been reported CLOSED It was never meant to stay open for more than a year, but this coffee nook has quickly become a neighborhood staple in Omotesando.  If you can find it, you’ll join coffee aficionados lining up to be served by the sole barista running this one-man show. Turn onto […]

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