Where to shop (and drink): Maison Kitsuné and Café Kitsuné

Where to shop (and drink): Maison Kitsuné and Café Kitsuné

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in Things to do, Where to drink, Where to shop | 0 comments

Café Kitsuné The Kitsuné brand has fingers in several pies – fashion, music and, it seems, coffee. Grab a well-brewed cup in the Japanese-style café next to the Maison Kitsuné shop in Omotesando, and browse records and selections from the Parisien and Kitsuné Tee lines. The décor incorporates Japanese touches like custom-made tatami and fusuma sliding doors, while the in-house barristas have been trained by Omotesando Koffee‘s Eiichi Kunitomo. Details Address ...

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Where to eat: Mi Choripan for delicious choripán

Where to eat: Mi Choripan for delicious choripán

Posted on Sep 6, 2013 in Where to eat | 0 comments

  Anyone who’s visited Argentina should be familiar with choripán, those gut-busting sandwiches of chorizo sausage topped with chimchurri sauce, vegetables and other condiments. This South American street food staple makes its Tokyo debut at Mi Choripan, a garish decorated new eatery that aims to bring the spirit of Buenos Aires to Yoyogi-Uehara. The shop’s Japanese owner learned the art of sausage-making in Argentina, so expect authentic flavours and...

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5 Tokyo bars for train nerds (yes, they exist)

5 Tokyo bars for train nerds (yes, they exist)

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Japanese customs, Must see, News, Things to do, Where to drink | 0 comments

You thought your grandfather was a train buff? Sorry to break the news to you, but ol’ gramps would have been a mere caboose in the train of railway geeks inJapan, where hard-core train aficionados are referred to by the somewhat affectionate term “densha otaku,” or train nerds. They’re famous for feats like memorizing phonebook-size timetables and visiting every single one of the country’s almost 10,000 stations. When they aren’t trying to increase their encyclopedic...

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