Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ukiyo-e shop in Tokyo: Hokusai’s Mount Fuji at Ohya-shobo

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:
Japanese woodblock print of a red Mount Fuji by KATSUSHIKA Hokusai at Ohya-shobo (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

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.
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

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USEFUL JAPANESE
  • Ukiyo-e = 浮世絵, KATSUSHIKA Hokusai = 葛飾北斎.
  • Ohya-shobo = 大屋書房, Tokyo = 東京.

Sweet food in Tokyo: Chocolate & raspberry galette at Muusa

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…
Chocolate and raspberry galette at Muusa restaurant (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

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:
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

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  • Muusa = ムーサ, Tokyo = 東京.

Vegan restaurant in Tokyo: “sushi” lunch box at Loving Hut

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!
Vegan lunch box at Loving Hut (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

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:
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

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  • Loving Hut = ラビングハット (Rabingu-hatto), Tokyo = 東京.

August 2014 in Tokyo: Red dragonfruit with black coffee at Nago café

These days, you can savour dragonfruit with your coffee at Nago café after your lunch. Beautiful combination of black and red…
Red dragonfruit with black coffee at Nago café (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

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:
Map of Tokyo Jimbocho.

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USEFUL JAPANESE
  • Dragonfruit = ドラゴンフルーツ (Doragon-furutsu).
  • Nago café = なごかふぇ, Tokyo = 東京.