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Tokyo Cafes: North Tokyo

Hi there! This is a map I’ve done for coffee in North Tokyo, covering from Ikebukuro, Waseda University, Kagurazaka and Iidabashi, the University of Tokyo, and Yanasen. These areas make great, local walking neighbourhoods. That means they that they are better known for their kissaten, coffee houses, and lifestyle cafes than espresso bars per se. In the map below, the […]

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Tokyo Coffee Walk: 10 Spots in Yanasen

Hi there! This is a map and list of cafes in Yanasen. The area comprises Yanaka, Sendagi, and Nezu, just north of Ueno Park and the University of Tokyo. Give yourself a few hours or even a full day to you work your way through Yanaka Cemetary and the nearby temples, Nezu Shrine, Snake Street and Yanaka Ginza with their small boutiques and traditional shops. This area is best […]

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Tokyo Cafes: Kokonn

The signs clearly say cafe, but you almost wonder if you’ve mistaken when you look through the window. Kokonn’s shopfront is a store selling crafts such as pottery and tableware. It seems just like many other independent stores dotted throughout the residential Yanasen area. However, when you go inside, you’ll see some shoes discretely placed […]

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