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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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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Restaurant Find: yakumo saryo Tokyo

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(This article by Jenny Nguyen-Barron first appeared in ForbesLife) In an unexpected location deep inside residential Meguro lies the most unforgettable dining experience imaginable – forget Michelin, forget the World’s 50 Best – for us, it’s the discreet, understated otherworldliness of yakumo saryo that wins the race. The brainchild of the ever-talented creative director, Shinichiro […]

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