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Harajuku LUSH: Eye Candy and Exclusive Products

For a nation that adores bathing and kawaii things so much, it’s no surprise LUSH has taken off in Japan. (Just don’t try to drop one of these sparkly bath bombs into the public onsen—they’re strictly for home use!) With over 80...

Where to get an afternoon drink in Omotesando

So, I totally get it. You’re on vacation and you’ve been sightseeing or shopping all day. Early afternoon rolls around and you want a refreshing beverage. Maybe you were up super early because you’re jet-lagged, decided to beat the crowds at the...

Where to get an afternoon drink in Harajuku, Tokyo

OK, so you’re on vacation and you’ve been sightseeing or shopping all day. Then, early afternoon rolls around and all you want is a refreshing beverage. Maybe your jet lagged body woke you up super early? Or perhaps you decided to beat...

Tokyo, Books, and You: Curl up in these Three Green Study Spaces

There’s something about plants that makes studying so much easier to bear. It adds a bit of life into something that can otherwise be—let’s be honest—quite dry. It gives you something restorative to look at during your breaks. And, in my experience...

Healthy Vegan Lunches at Brown Rice Canteen in Omotesando

Vegan-friendly meals used to be difficult to find in Tokyo. Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore. Japan’s largest city now has many restaurants catering to plant-based eaters. If you happen to be around the Omotesando area, a...

Aoyama Trek: A Nature and Architecture Walk

The New National Stadium Tokyo
Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis with countless landscapes to explore. Besides the main touristy areas, there are plenty of beautiful, lesser-known neighbourhoods worth visiting which include fascinating architecture. On our trek through the Aoyama area, we'll visit some of the works of...

Touring Harajuku – Walking the Big Two Part 2

Between Shibuya and Shinjuku is the sprawling greenery of Yoyogi Park that dominates much of the city center. The park is home to the famous Meiji Shrine, which is sure to make the list of any traveler visiting Japan. Equally famous is...

Healthy Vegan Dining at Restaurant 8ablish, Omotesando

Omotesando on the weekend is a bustling place. The wide streets and footpaths are part fashion runway and part restaurant queue. However, the runway wasn’t our destination; a body-nourishing lunch was needed at Tokyo vegan restaurant 8ablish.

Tokyo Farmer’s Market at UNU

The Tokyo Farmer’s Market at UNU runs every weekend, on both days, at the United Nations University near Omotesando Station. It’s a long-running community market and the perfect place to pick up fresh, local produce not individually...

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