Remaining photos – Tokyo
5 mars 2015 § 1 commentaire
My first journey with my Canon camera was in Tokyo and at that time I did not know well how it worked. I took few pictures and most of them with my phone camera.
I have already been to Tokyo years ago when my uncle was working there. I only remembered how modern, clean and safe this city was. When I returned there last year, it was exactly as in my souvenirs.
What to eat in Japan? Fish for sure, but don’t miss Ton-katsu, deep fried pork cutlets served with shredded cabbage. Butagumi has the best one I have ever tried. The meat was juicy, full of flavor and you can choose among 50 varieties of pork. For sushis, you can go everywhere, they will always be fresh. The best experience to enjoy them would be at Tsukiji market very early in the morning. It was unfortunately closed during my stay but I had a great plate at Uoriki Kaisen, located inside Tokyu department store.
For sweet tooth, don’t miss the chiffon cakes, everything with matcha, and the Dorayaki. Dorayaki are soft bread filled with red bean paste. Japanese people seem to appreciate french pastries a lot: Gontran Cherrier and Eric Kayser are very popular there! In France, I eat pastries from Sadaharu Aoki. He proposes french pastries with a japanese touch and you have very interesting flavor association such as Caramel + matcha tart and black sesame macarons.
Last minute gifts can be found at the airport: Matcha Kit Kat, Shiroi Koibito – which are very hard to find out of Hokkaido.
I was lucky to admire a clear view from the plane :
Address: Butagumi – 2-24-9 Nishiazabu, Minato 106-0031, Shiroi Koibito (found at Haneda Airport), and Uoriki Kaisen sushi – B1 Tokyu Department Store, 2-24-1 Shibuya
Omotesando Koffee – Tokyo
29 octobre 2014 § 1 commentaire
I had an espresso here almost everyday when I was in Tokyo last May. This coffee place is different to the others I visited in Tokyo because it is inside a traditional japanese house.
When you will look for Omotesando koffee, you will think the area is too calm to host a café, but keep on going. I would recommend to help yourself with a GPS because it can be tricky to find.
If you are interested in architecture, head to this incredible building designed in 2013 by the architect Kengo Kuma. You can taste a delicious pineapple cake at the Sunny Hills showroom. The houses in the area of Aoyama were all unique and beautiful to see. I loved walking there for several hours.
Address for the Omotesando Koffee: 4-15-3 Jingumae, Shibuya and Sunny Hills: 3-10-20, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku