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Shopping locally made artisanal products at Akihabara’s 2k540

Are you on the hunt for Japanese souvenirs that are high quality and made in Japan? Look no further than 2k540. Just a few minutes’ walk from Akihabara, this shopping arcade is located under the train tracks and contains almost 50 specialty...

World’s Biggest Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Nakameguro

Whether you’re a coffee lover, architecture buff or just want to see what all the fuss is about, check out the world’s largest Starbucks Reserve Roastery right here in Nakameguro. Located along the serene Meguro River, this 1,200sqm space beats Seattle, Shanghai,...

Pizza Toast and Kombucha at Café Benisica

Yurakucho's long standing Café Benisica launched the Japanese pizza toast craze Many wouldn’t immediately associate Japan with coffee, but just looking around, you can’t deny there is a real love for it. It all began after WW2 with the launch of traditional coffee shops called...

All Day Breakfast in Tokyo at Tractor, Nakameguro

Laid back, tattooed staff, grungy design, avocado on toast and cold drip coffee. Sounds like a regular Sunday morning in Melbourne, but it’s in fact one of the best places to grab breakfast in Tokyo: Tractor in Nakameguro. 

Perfect Egg Sandwiches at Smart Coffee in Kyoto

Egg sandwiches at Smart Coffee
Japan seems to have perfected the art of great egg sandwiches. Even the everyday ones from Family Mart are an exercise in inexpensive luxuries–creamy, eggy, mayonnaise-rich filling between two triangles of pillowy white bread. But venture out to Kansai, and you’ll find...

Café Hassui, Arashiyama’s Luxury Teahouse

Arashiyama is one of Kyoto’s most popular tourist spots with locals and visitors alike. The bamboo forest, monkey park and serene nature are among the many reasons people visit year-round. There is plenty to do here besides...

Kengo Kuma’s Starbucks design in Fukuoka

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has been making headlines lately for his epic design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium, now under construction. Kuma is known for incorporating timber in his designs to create stunning spaces; as such the stadium will feature cedar and larch...