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Akaoni
Akaoni
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Rated as the best sake spot in Tokyo by Monocle magazine.
Bear Pond Espresso
Bear Pond Espresso
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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One of the original Japanese coffee spots that received fanfare. They speak English here, as the owners used to live in New York. Shisha and Jet Set are on the same street.
Big Love Records
Big Love Records
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
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Famous family-run record store - it's small, but there are some rare finds (like if you're looking for a first press).
Cow Books Aoyama
Cow Books Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Anti-establishment literature.
Cow Books Nakameguro
Cow Books Nakameguro
Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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More anti-establishment literature.
Daikanyama T-Site
Daikanyama T-Site
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Huge bookstore, with the majority of the selection being in Japanese. Still there's something for everyone and this is a convenient place to pick up magazines as they have more than your standard bookstore.
Found Muji
Found Muji
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Original Muji location in Tokyo. Sells housewares that their buyers have purchased around the world which have the Muji ethos: simple and good design.
Globe Specs
Globe Specs
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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My favorite optical in Tokyo. Owner and some of the staff speak English. Unfortunately, they don't have a large selection of Japanese frames, which are always showcased at the entrance to the store.
Grandfather
Grandfather's
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Dingy salaryman bar, but a great place to listen to pop music largely from the 70's and 80's. Dark, dirty, smokey and a nice place to catch a quick beer.
JBS
JBS
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Great spot to grab a beer - wall to wall vinyl. One guy runs the spot and does everything from selecting the music to making the drinks. Mixed experience on when this place is open.
Kamaasa Shoten
Kamaasa Shoten
Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Japanese kitchenware store - it's pretty close to the Tokyo Sky Tree. Check it out if you're in the Asakusa area.
Poor Cow
Poor Cow
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Rock bar run by Fifi from Teengenerate. He's typically working the bar every night.
RECOfan
RECOfan
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Large selection of used records, but majority are not sorted. If you're looking for older Japanese records, this is a decent spot as it's in Shibuya (that you'll absolutely go to), but it will take a couple of hours if you want to dig for something specific.
Robot Restaurant
Robot Restaurant
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Robots. Dancing. Other weird stuff.
Whoopi Goldburger
Whoopi Goldburger
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Best vibe of any burger spot, and just a few minutes away from Shibuya Station.
Yamashiroya
Yamashiroya
Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Japanese toy store - good place to pick up souvenirs. Right across the street from Ueno station.
YOGORO
YOGORO
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Great curry spot just a little outside of Harajuku. Hendrix and Curry Up! are nearby, but this is easily the best of the three. If there's a long lineup (which there generally is around the lunch hour), check out Big Love Records down the way and wander back.
Yoyo
Yoyo
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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One of my close friends runs this grilled lamb restaurant - honestly one of the main reasons that convinced me to move to Sangenjaya. I frequented this place at least once a week.
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