Tokyo

SCAJ Tokyo Coffee Convention 2016 Recap

Recap of the SCAJ Tokyo Coffee Convention (SCAJ 2016) in October, which had over 200,000 attendees over 3 days at the Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba. With an entry fee of a mere ¥1000 with a pre-registration, visitors had access to unlimited tastings of Japan’s, and the world’s, best coffee suppliers. Check out the photos below on […]

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Tokyo

Tokyo Cafes: Gumtree Coffee

At an nondescript gunmetal grey corner, professionals just outside the manic Tokyo city centre can get a great cup of coffee at Gumtree. This small, lost corner of central Tokyo bordering Ginza and Tsukiji remains relatively quiet, making it a great place to work. Of course, the busy can simply buy a take-out coffee. Those who want to […]

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LGBTQ travel

Gay and Lesbian Resources in East Asia

A working list of LGBTQ information and resources for China, Japan (travel, living), Taiwan, and Hong Kong from a gay / lesbian / bisexual Chinese Canadian. If you have any tips, information, and directories, please send them over! Preference is for sites with English, or are relatively easy to navigate even if not. Some great […]

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Tokyo

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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