Palette Places: Tokyo, III
The last of my Tokyo diary, but really just the beginning of my interest in re-visiting Japan again in the future. There is still a list of places and other neighborhoods I didn’t get to visit that I hope to someday.
Having spent most of our days in Daikanyama, Naka-Meguro, Aoyama and Gaienmae, we were able to touch on other neighborhoods briefly. Though our time was limited and I missed a lot, we were still able to find plenty to love. Even just visiting the 7-11, Natural Lawson, the colorful vending machines on every other street and walking through the streets at night was a trip. This is what we saw:
Continuing from my last post, Aoyama leads straight into HARAJUKU
- Meiji Shrine, so beautiful. Emerald green trees, secret wishes and brides in bright tangerine red lipstick.
- Yoyogi Park, Rockabilly dancers and roses.
- Céline and Isabel Marant, just looking.
- Kiddy Land, toys.
- Brown Rice Café, healthy veggies and pink sea salt.
- Montoak, moody coffee.
- Beams Records, small and sweet.
- Shibuya Crossing
- Tokyu Hands, presents for everyone at home.
- Margaret Howell, simplicity at its best, plus rhubarb jam.
- Postalco, notebook headquarters.
- Little Nap Coffee Stand, kawaii coffee close to the park.
- Recofan, massive, records.
- No frills dinner at Gonpachi then a walk down the street to JBS Record Bar, a real highlight. Only serves whiskey, pick your own record to play from the wall of 10,000. And he knows exactly where each record is.
- 21_21 Design Site, Tadao and Issey.
- Louise Bourgeois' Maman spider.
- Uoshin Nogizaka, amazing sashimi.
- Tsukiji Fish Market, 5 a.m. but worth it. Wake up with coffee at Yonemoto.
- Rose Bakery at DSMG, of course.
- Imperial Palace
- Maranouchi Building, for Loft (stationery), view of Tokyo station and Ropé!
- Ramen Alley
- Suminoe at Muromachi, amazing family style dinner with friends.
All photos, illustrations and handwriting by me.