You can buy Japanese woodblock prints “ukiyo-e” originals or reproductions in Tokyo at the specialist shop Ohya-shobo. For example, this good quality ukiyo-e by KATSUSHIKA Hokusai representing a red Mount Fuji with clouds:
Have you ever seen ukiyo-e prints in an art museum or specialized store? You can definitely find a traditional scene making a great Japanese souvenir or gift at a reasonable price if you go shopping at Ohya-shobo!
In Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Ohya-shobo is a few minutes walk from several subway stations (Jimbocho, Awajicho, Ogawamachi, Shin-ochanomizu), Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan, Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho, and Sakura Hotel Jimbocho.
- Ukiyo-e = 浮世絵, KATSUSHIKA Hokusai = 葛飾北斎.
- Ohya-shobo = 大屋書房, Tokyo = 東京.
Since July 2014, you can savour a chocolate and raspberry galette at the restaurant Muusa on weekdays (14:00-21:00) and Saturdays (12:00-20:00). It is so beautiful, sweet and delicious…
French food can be great in Japan too :) Will you drink tea or coffee with it?
In Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Muusa is a few minutes walk from Jimbocho station, Travel Stand Japan, Hotel Niwa Tokyo, Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho, and Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan:
You can buy delicious and cheap Japanese-style vegan food in Tokyo at the Loving Hut restaurant! Today, we savoured a “sushi” meal made using rice, cucumber, avocado, beans (looking like eel), coconut (looking like squid), ginger, mountain caviar… Great with a little soy sauce on top!
Eat your lunch box at the restaurant or in a park… :)
In Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Loving Hut is a few minutes walk from Jimbocho and Suidobashi stations, our travel agency, Hotel Niwa Tokyo, Hotel Villa Fontaine Kudanshita, and Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho:
- Loving Hut = ラビングハット (Rabingu-hatto), Tokyo = 東京.
These days, you can savour dragonfruit with your coffee at Nago café after your lunch. Beautiful combination of black and red…
Have you ever tasted dragonfruit? The texture reminds of kiwi but the taste is unique. August 2014 is a great opportunity to try this fruit in Japan :)
In Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward, Nago café is a few minutes walk from Jimbocho and Suidobashi stations, our travel agency, Hotel Niwa Tokyo, Hotel Villa Fontaine Kudanshita, and Hotel Villa Fontaine Jimbocho:
- Dragonfruit = ドラゴンフルーツ (Doragon-furutsu).
- Nago café = なごかふぇ, Tokyo = 東京.