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Cha Cha Hana – Tokyo

Hidden about 1/2 down the charming path behind the Golden Gai neighborhood sits Cha Cha Hana.  A charming restaurant that soon became our ‘local’ while staying in Shinjuku. One of a series of restaurants across tokyo, sporting the same menu – a mix of thraditional , such as Yuba from Kyushu,  and modern japanese foods (like lovely shrubs).

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Kayaba Coffee – Tokyo

Kayaba is a great destination as it is across the street from a local museum that describes the history of the neighborhood, and only a block away from the famous art gallery “Scai Bathhouse “.

Pop in for a cute menu hot and cold drinks, tea sandwiches, a weekly lunch menu and sweets; and then explore this simple yet alluring Tokyo suburb.

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Washoku Nada – Tokyo

Close to Shibuya Crossing, one finds Washoku Nada, a gem of a neighborhood restaurant, Washoku Nada with artfully displayed dishes to the carefully paired ceramics and with a wholesome deliciousness that you feel in your soul.

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Ginro 銀炉 – Kanazawa

Ginro – or Silver Furnace – a Robota-Yaki opened October 2015 and offered a parade of lovely dishes in an ambiance combining the modern and ancient; a feeling one gets often traveling around the wonderful nation of Japan

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Coqui Coqui Hotel – Coba, Mexico

The meal was lovely, the coffee satisfying and the ambiance divine. The photos truly do it justice, Coqui Coqui Coba is a hotel to come if you need to truly escape from your world into another.