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Isetan – Tokyo, Japan

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Isetan Department Store

(81)  33.352.1111
Shinjuku, 3−14−1
Tokyo 160-0022, Japan

www.isetan.mistore.jp

Open Hours:
10:00 – 22:00    Daily

In a city where Department Stores rule, the youthful and luxury Isetan, in the heart of the Shinjuku district, stands out.   Isetan is a wonderful place to see and shop for new and established Japanese designers; and most importantly, to eat!

The lower level of the building, as in most department stores in japan, holds a football pitch of food!   Supermarket, specialty food booths, tiny kitchens preparing delicious  dishes for take away, Liquor and wine sections, and a sprawling pastry area, create a food fantasy!  In the sweets,  It is very difficult to choose; each stand has the most seductive sweets and chocolates most of them french but with the Japanese touch of perfection.

The top floor of the building  is a green roof park with a children’s playground area, as well as benches and tables where one can consume the delicacies from the lower level.  This is a perfect way to start the day with a quick bite in a lovely setting 🙂

If You are visiting Japan, Isetan and Mitsokushi are the two best places to buy food to bring home.  It is definitely  worth visiting the 2 department stores  as they both sell supreme Japanese food, from all over the country.

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Cha Cha Hana – Tokyo, Japan

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Cha Cha Hana

(81)  35.292.2933

Tokyo , Japan

www.commercial-art.net/wp/tokyo/chacha_hana/

Open Hours:
17:00 – 23:30    Daily

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).

It was the combination of cute, friendliness, price, location and menu that made Cha Cha Hana our go-to for a nice bite.

And of course, you feel a little special knowing about the secret entrance (that is only secret to tourists!)

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Kayaba Coffee – Tokyo, Japan

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Kayaba Coffee

(81)  33.823.3545
6-1-29 Yanaka, Taito-ku
Tokyo 110-0001, Japan

www.kayaba-coffee.com

Open Hours:
8:00 – 23:00    Monday – Saturdays
8:00 – 18:00    Sundays

The Kayaba coffee shop originally opened a few streets away from the Yanaka Cemetery in 1938. It  continued business until 2006, when it shut down due to it’s owner’s death.  In 2009, the community rallied to bring back this much loved and missed hub.  Today it is a combination of local meeting place and coffee destination.

Kayaba takes up an entire 2 floor house built in 1916.  The second floor is a combination of traditional tatami floor siting and Isamu Noguchi tables.   Old meets new in Japan again!  This little brown gem seems right out of a Ghibli world!

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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Ginro – Kanazawa, Japan

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Ginro 銀炉

(81)  012.019.1910
Horikawa-cho, 4-22
Yubinbango,
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
920-0856, Japan

www.ginro.gr.jp

Open Hours:
17:00 – 24:00    Daily
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Coqui Coqui Hotel – Coba, Mexico

 Coqui Coqui Coba Residence & Spa

(52) 1 984 168 1600
Ejido Ruinas de Coba Mayan Village
Carretera Costera Laguna s/n Solidaridad.
Quintana Roo. CP 87780 MEXICO

www.coquicoquiperfumes.com

 

Like its sister hotel in Tulum, Coqui Coqui Coba holds its’s own separate visual identity.  While we were not lucky enough to stay here, we had a wonderful lunch and rest after our visit to the Coba Archeological City.

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.

 

 

 
 
fish tacos
view to the organic vegetable garden from the restaurant
Tilapia growing ponds