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Tokyo Cafes: Yanaka Coffee

Yanaka Coffee is one of those little stalls you’d usually miss. It’s the one or two people sitting on a bench that catches your eye. The languid, contented people-watcher is a permanent fixture for this coffee stall.   This roaster has over 15 options in its shelves. Most of them are light roasts, and sourced […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Macchinesti Coffee

From the outside, the year-round Christmas lights and neon coffee sign, Macchinesti Coffee looks like an over-zealous suburban transplant in sophisticated Tokyo. Nonetheless, to the discerning coffee drinker, the red sign clearly says ‘Chemex’, indicating a refined brewing sentiment. The interior comes as a bit of a surprise. Even though it’s an open space with a […]

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Accessible Tokyo: A Brief Guide

General Things Tokyo’s an incredible, and potentially overwhelming, city that should be experienced first hand. As officially the most populous city in the world, it is incredibly complex. It has over 225 stations in its 23 Wards and over a million people in transit every day. Still, the city is more accessible than it seems. […]

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Tokyo Sweets: Goma Daifuku at Futaba

Daifuku is one of those big, chewy, sweet red-bean balls of goodness that you can get from every convenience store up to the poshest department stores in the country. In between, you have the old establishments that pass on their family secrets through generations, more focused on getting their sweets right every single day than […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Arise Coffee Entangle

On a sunny weekend, youll spy a small crowd hovering outside a white-box house across from the Kiyosumi Park and Fukagawa Library. It might be full even if the weather isn’t cooperating! You’re looking at ARiSE Entangle, the younger sibling to the first ARiSE just down a few blocks, which set up shop in  Kiyosumi […]

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