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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. Stations often have washrooms and lifts, and so do department stores and buildings. The information is a bit scattered, but out there! This guide is designed to provide general information on accommodation, getting around, and some accessible sightseeing locations specifically in Tokyo. It also includes some…

Off-Centre Tokyo Cafes

This is a list of posts I’ve done on cafes outside the main areas of Shibuya and Shimokitazawa, which are already well-covered by many travel and coffee review sites. This list is growing as I review more places. If you have suggestions to add to my maps, please let me know! Coffee Walks and Lists Tokyo Coffee Walk: Kiyosumishirakawa Tokyo Coffee Walk: Ikejiriohashi (Setagaya) Tokyo Coffee Walk: 10 Spots in Yanasen 10 Cafes in Kichijoji Central Tokyo Ginza, Mitsukoshimae, Tsukiji, Jimbocho Cafe 634 (Ginza) Turret Coffee (Higashi-Ginza) Gumtree Coffee (East of Tsukiji) Glitch Coffee Roasters (Jimbocho) Mighty Steps Coffee (Mitsukoshi Mae) East…

Tokyo Cafes: Ryumon Coffee Stand

Consider yourself in know if you’ve come to check out hip Kichijoji, just 15 minutes train ride out of Shinjuku, but already in Musashino City. You probably already know about lights, bustle and covered main shopping arcade with a down-to-earth mix of veggie stalls, boutiques, bars, and famous food joints. The unique indie shops radiate from that central area of Kichijoji Honmachi, but Ryumon Coffee Stand decided to go against the grain. Just 5 minutes from the train station, it’s on a wide, well-kept commercial street that caters more to neighbourhood visitors. Righ across, you have a neighbourhood bar, and…

East Tokyo Cafes: 15 on a Short List

Hi there! This is a full map of East Tokyo Cafes, which has many hidden gems missed in popular guides. You should set aside an entire day to explore this entire map, the neighbourhoods, and scenic canals of Koto District (Koto-Ku). If you want a quick tour, I recommend focusing on Kiyosumishirakawa, Oshiage (Tokyo Sky Tree), and Monzen-nakacho (Tomioka Hachimangu, birthplace of professional sumo, and Fukagawa Fudo Temple). The list includes third-wave espresso bars, drip / pour-over roasters, and a handful of independent lifestyle cafes. I also feature in-depth posts on cafes every week. You can check the homepage for more! *Note: You can load…

Tokyo Cafes: Sunshine State Espresso

In a quirky corner just out of Asakusa and the Tokyo Skytree, you’ll find one of the best-covered verandas for all-weather coffee enjoyment in East Tokyo. The indoor seating includes a communal table, two small tables, and three bar tables. There are at least two outlets for computers, and a WiFi option charged per half-hour for digital nomads. Sunshine State Espresso is the owner’s second shot at his dream, roasting and serving quality beans. I came on a rainy day, just when he was about to roasting roast another batch on his [model] machine. Since I was the only guest at…

Tokyo Cafes: Unlimited Coffee Roasters

While UNLIMITED Coffee Bar opened its doors only recently in 2015, the company has been around since 2012. This cafe’s origins differs from most; it is a barista training company that expanded into wholesale roasting, and finally, into retail coffee. The location is on a busy corner right under the Tokyo Skytree, with a ground floor for the public and an upper floor for its barista training sessions. The main area has two tables for groups of 4, a bar table, and some small tables at the back. It’s a cozy space make use of natural light up at the…

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 years ago. Instead of making the typical choice to open in popular places such as Shibuya, Ginza, or Shimokitazawa, ARiSE’s response to the steadily growing fame has been to serve more people in the neighbourhood. When you enter, you’ll see an eclectic mix of skateboards,…

Muslim Friendly Tokyo: Mosques, Restaurants, and more!

Hi there! I am compiling a map and developing area guides for Muslim-friendly Tokyo. In the map below, you’ll find restaurants, mosques, and prayer rooms marked. I will add shops in the future as well. If you have any favourites, please leave me a comment here! Thank you! Please check again for upcoming walking and area guides! In the meantime, you can check up vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo. General Chains: Siddique – All their branches serve Halal. Some are outside Tokyo. Hanasakaji-san (Shabu Shabu) 花咲かじいさん Japanese Shabu Shabu Certified Halal by Malaysian Halal Corporation Restaurant Updates: CLOSED permanently: Akdeniz アキデニス (Ikebukuro)…

Tokyo Cafes: Fukagawa Coffee

  Just a stone’s throw away from the and ramen shops of Monzenakacho and hip modern cafes up at Kiyosumi, one stumbles along a shop veranda with plants, classic countryside-garden benches, and a wind chime. Jazz music floats out from the open door, and when you poke your head in, it’s like walking into a time capsule from the jazz era a century ago. Though it’s been around for decades, with its bewildering array of coffee options, Fukagawa Coffee has been sustained by coffee hunters and locals who don’t need Google Maps (it’s not marked, but the address is correct). You…