Travel the globe without leaving the island. Japanese interpretations of foreign fashion, food, and pastimes bring the world home to Tokyo.
1. Make it a g'day and fuel-up Aussie backpacker style with an acai bowl at .
2. Take a for a spin. The rental company started in Yanaka but has popular branches in , too.
3. Nip a bottle of shiraz or GSM (the indigenous grenache/syrah/mouvedre blend) at , importers of the continent's finest reds and whites.
1. When warm weather hits, nab a picnic hamper from Rose Bakery on the very top floor of in Ginza and do lunch in Yoyogi Park.
2. Creepers (or, "rubber soles" as the kids say) too tough? Try a pair of Miharayasuhiro's Saville row-inspired wingchips in gold or silver.
3. There isn't a bad time of day to stop for a toasty welsh rarebit and a frosty pint at the chic and Dish in Harajuku.
1. Classic pastry principles apply to veggies at , resulting in celery chiffon cakes, purple potato cookies, and burdock-cocoa loaves.
2. The newly opened location in Lumine Shinjuku has music and accessories to meet a French New Wave girl's needs.
3. Once the sense of oh-that's-too-pretty-to-eat wears off, stockpile chocorons (chocolate-smothered macarons!), one of 's signature sweets.
1. Well-priced wine and cicetti await at , a friendly neighborhood underground bar.
2. Drop by for untouristy souvenirs like aprons and vac-packed cured olives. Make time for a margerita pizza pie.
3. Dive into pesci and pasta at Lo Scoglio in Tsukiji (6-27-3, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku), modeled after the most beloved restaurant on the Amalfi Coast.
1. Stock up on Japan-made, Scandi-influenced everyday living supplies at .
2. Retreat to the sauna at and splash around the koshikawa natural hot springs.
3. There's a little bit of Stockholm in every lingonberry cocktail and bite-sized meatball at , a nordic import via NYC.
1. Grab a fork and dig into a short stack of hotcakes at , , and . Pancake cafes are all the rage.
2. Leave yourself enough time to really soak in the at in Nakameguro.
3. Pop into NYC import in Daikanyama for a espresso and a pair of board shorts.
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