{  Wara Cafe 和良自由が丘工房  }

Wara Cafe
Wara Cafe
Wara Cafe
Wara Cafe

Located in Jiyugaoka, this bakery cafe has a soup or salad and all you can eat bread lunch set that women especially seem to love, so I had to go check it out. Their all you can eat bread is made from rice, komeko bread (米粉パン), which is currently a trend in Japan and they recommend heating it in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds before you eat to have a very mochi mochi texture and I have to say the bread was delicious!

I got the B set which came with the simple veggie soup with lots of fresh veggies (surprisingly filling), quiche (which was nothing special), all you can eat bread (so good!), and a drink of your choice for 1200yen. The other soup in this photo is the A set which was pretty much the same as B set except it had the potage soup instead of the veggie soup which was also yummy for 1200yen.

The cafe is located on the 2nd floor and there’s a small bakery on the first floor right when you walk in so if you want to just buy the breads instead of dinning here, you can do that too. Check it out if you are close by.

Closed // Mondays
Lunch Hours // 11am-4:30pm (weekends and holidays closes at 3:30pm)
Dinner Hours // 6pm-10pm

Address // 1-26-9 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5731-1147
Website // http://www.waratokyo.jp/shop.html

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{  Moomin Stand  }

Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand
Moomin Stand

Moomin Stand is an adorable sweets drink place inside of Landmark Tower in Minato Mirai, Yokohama. This is similar to Tapioca Milk Tea/Boba/Pearl Tea, and has quite the selection to choose from.

The store is filled with Moomin goods and they also sell a few snacks to go with your drink if you want something sweet.

I ordered the regular milk tea which felt a little on the sweet side since I’m really into authentic Taiwanese Milk Teas but it was still refreshing and also quite a popular place to grab a quick sweet drink.

Check it out if you’re close by!

Address // Land Mark Tower 1F,
2-2-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 045-227-6326
Website // http://www.benelic.com/moomin_cafe/moominstand/

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{  Suzunami — 鈴波  }

Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波
Suzunami 鈴波

Happy Belated New Year!

Hope everyone is doing well. Apologies for the lack of updates but I’m finally posting a yummy traditional Japanese place located inside of Roppongi Midtown.

Famous for their Tsukemono (pickles) from Nagoya, this restaurant serves seasonal fish with simple healthy options that most Japanese people would like to eat as an everyday meal. The fish is cooked perfectly and the sides are also great. It’s pretty awesome how you can get a healthy traditional meal in Roppongi Midtown. Check it out if you’re in the area.

Address // Midtown Glaleria B1F, 9-7-3, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5413-0335
Website // http://www.suzunami.co.jp/

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{  Nakaoku 中奥  }

Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥
Nakaoku 中奥

Yummy curry with egg that literally melts in your mouth!

Please note: This is a cafe located in Naoshima, in Kagawa-prefecture.

This cozy retro curry house located in a hidden home in Naoshima. The cafe is an old home that is transformed into a modern/retro/cool Japanese style cafe. The curry is delicious. Do you see that egg?! I highly recommend you ordering that one if you get a chance to dine here.

Pictured above are 3 different types of curry:
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Tomato Sauce Curry” 780yen
– “Fuwatoro Omurice Curry with Coconut” 780yen
– “Curry with Coconut and Rice” 780yen

We also added the ‘Lunch Set B’ deal (only available during 11:30am – 3pm) for an extra 520yen which comes with a potato salad, drink or beer, and dessert. (You can add 200yen more to make it into a glass of wine).

Dine here for a cozy awesome Naoshima lunch experience :)

Closed // Tuesday
Lunch Hours // 11:30am – 3pm
Dinner Hours // 5:30 – 9pm

Address // 1167, Nakaoku, Honmura, Naoshima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa-ken, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 087-892-3887
Website // n/a

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{  Naoshima  }

Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島
Naoshima 直島

“The Art Island”, Naoshima!

Have you been to Naoshima? It’s an island off of Kagawa, located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. Perhaps you might have seen photos of Yayoi Kusama’s famous pumpkin? The island is famous for its beautiful collection of contemporary art galleries and exhibits and can be seen all in one day.

Access to this island is either by ferry or boat. We took the ferry from Uno and visited all of the places below. It’s a nice relaxing getaway for those who want to experience a little time away from the city.

– Art House Project:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/arthouse/

– Chichu Art Museum:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/chichu/

– Benesse House:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/benessehouse/

– I Love Yu Bathhouse (I♥湯):
http://www.naoshimasento.jp/

– Ando Museum:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/ando-museum/

– Lee Ufan Museum:
http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/lee-ufan/

Will share a cafe we enjoyed on in my next post!