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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Tokyo

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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Tokyo

Tokyo Cafes: Kayaba Coffee

If you frequent the Yanaka area, you may have seen a lineup outside a dark, 2-storey wooden house. What’s the fuss? Kayaba Coffee has been around since the Showa Era, which means it’s over 50 years old. That also means this is a traditional kissaten, Japanese coffee house that also serves staple comfort foods. Come here […]

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Startup & Tech

Startup Jobs in Tokyo: 19 Leads You May Have Missed

Japan’s start-up scene is definitely up and coming. While it is much more international than other industries in Japan, most of the events are still geared towards Japanese speakers. I developed a list geared towards professionals, digital nomads, and global citizens who want to work in Japan but have not mastered Japanese to a business level. […]

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Tokyo, Tokyo Guides

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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Tokyo Guides

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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