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,
Matsuya and Mitsukoshi Depachika
Depachika are indoor markets abundant in sake, seafood, and chocolate located in the lower levels of most major Japanese department stores. Each time I explore a new depachika, I feel a bit like Charlie when he first steps into the chocolate factory. On one floor, decadent chocolates and Japanese sweets are in
The Uniqlo flagship store is located in Tokyo’s luxury shopping district, Ginza. It’s an 11-story building. The floors are filled with stylish, basic men’s and women’s wear. Here you’ll find jeans, flannels, stripped tops, dresses, and underwear (I’m a fan of their AIRism bra camis. They’re much more comfortable than regular bras!).
You can be clad head to toe
The question I’m most frequently asked about Tokyo is, “what should I do if I only have one day in Tokyo?” This question is tough to answer. Tokyo is 845 square miles. And it’s packed with cool stuff. Blaine and I love Tokyo. We love walking the city on foot. We love exploring the zillions