Image courtesy Austin James Rea Photography
“I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.”
– Walden, Thoreau
Blaine and I are big fans of exploring cities on foot. What better way to absorb the small details and surprises a city holds? In Tokyo, meandering from ward to ward is particularly satisfying because it’s the only
Find both zen and merriment in one of the world’s largest metropolises.
9am Cronuts and Shrines
Start your morning in Harajuku along Omotesando Dori with the creators of the cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery. The bakery’s bright and white interior emphasizes the colorful, elegant sweets on display. Here sweet and savory treats abound. Choose from frozen s’mores,
Photo of Yurakucho by Austin Rea
Ginza is Tokyo’s luxury shopping district. Much like New York City’s 5th Avenue, Ginza’s streets are lined with glistening designer brand towers luring shoppers to open their purses and enjoy the supple fabric and expert stitching of haute couture.
Blaine and I don’t buy designer clothes and accessories often, but we
What’s your favorite Tokyo neighborhood?
Daikanyama or Nakameguro, they’re tied right now. I like that Daikanyama is hilly with a lot of narrow backstreets that have small boutiques and cafes. It has a very relaxed and quiet atmosphere and it’s a very hip neighborhood.
I also really like the Meguro River path in Nakameguro. The path is
Before we moved to Tokyo I was concerned that Blaine would hate it. I’ve been trying to get him to move with me to NYC pretty much since we started dating. He’s always been reluctant. He feels claustrophobic in NYC and says it’s too far from the beach. I’m still working on him, and now