KONICHIWA

LOST IN TOKYO

MAR 2018

From one of our favorite cities, we share with you some must see spots as we tested our first product -

The Addition Bag

ADDITION PROVED TO BE VERY COMFORTABLE TO CARRY FOR THE FULL DAY THANKS TO THE PADDED STRAPS

Spring brings cool, crisp days to the Japanese Capital and the Sakura starts to bloom in the sunshine. The perfect time to explore the districts of Tokyo and discover some incredible places which embody the passion, ritual and spirit of the Japanese culture.

NEM COFFEE - ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO START THE DAY

Our days don't start without a good cup of coffee, and luckily Tokyo has some of the best in the world...

 

Nem Coffee in Hiro-o - a beautiful cafe run by a young couple who take pride with every cup they make.

Be sure to get there early for the sandwiches too, they sell out fast.

Koffee Mameya in Omotesando is a truly artisan experience, allowing you to choose the beans which they grind for each hand dripped cup.

Cafe Kitsune in Minato-ku brings French chic to Tokyo, stop by their boutique and then take a load off hanging out with the trendsetters at the Cafe.

 

For a true slice of classic Tokyo, Cafe De L'Ambre in Ginza has been serving coffee since 1948. The centenarian owner Sekiguchi Ichiro can still be found at the cafe most days, overseeing their unique roast in the dark cafe surrounded by the modern skyscrapers of Ginza.

If you want to get away from the high street of Ginza and Rappongi, but still like to explore some of the coolest shops, head to Daikanyama and Omotesando to explore the backstreet boutiques and beautiful store designs.

Harajuku's reputation precedes itself, filled with stores for any kind of style you can imagine. 

 

From there, head to the famous Shibuya Crossing to watch the organised chaos, for a better view head to one of the coffee shops surrounding the crossing and grab a seat in the window.

 

Finally take a stroll up Cat Street, a more relaxed shopping avenue with a great mix of branded and local stores.

SHIBUYA CROSSING

After a day exploring the streets, the only thing which can make it better is great food, in particular Sushi, Ramen and of course Yakitori.

 

Mutekiya Ramen in Ikebukuro is well worth waiting in line for. Their signature ramen is sure to satisfy you.

 

Yakitori Bars in Shimbashi are a great way to mix with the local salary men, pull up a stool, order a selection of skewers and wash it down with a crisp beer.

 

Tsujiki Market is a must for any sushi lover, the freshest fish can be found down the many alleyways of restaurants, most have English menus so no need to worry about ordering.

OUR CHILLER MODULE KEPT OUR DRINKS COOL AS WE EXPLORED

THE PARKS OF TOKYO ARE PARTICULARLY BEAUTIFUL DURING SAKURA SEASON

No trip is complete without seeing some of the sites, Tokyo Tower is picture perfect with the nearby gardens to relax in and admire the view. 

 

Explore the grounds of the Imperial Palace and truly feel the history and majesty of this land.

 

Get away from the crowds with a quiet afternoon in Shinjuku Gyeon National Garden. You will find yourself feeling a million miles away from the big city. Especially recommended to go during Sakura (Cherry Blossom) season for a once in a lifetime experience.​

VIEWS FROM THE PARK HYATT SHINJUKU

End your trip with something special, the New York Bar at the Park Hyatt Shinjuku allows for spectacular views across the city accompanied by live jazz music. Live out your Lost in Translation moment with your favourite cocktail and reflect on your time in this amazing, always endearing city.​

Thank you for visiting us and if you have any favourite Tokyo moments, feel free to share with us at the link below.

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