I only had a couple of hours on my last morning in Tokyo and after I saw that the National Arts Muesum is closed I decided to go back to Nakameguro for an early morning walk. After enjoying the quietness of the backstreets on a Sunday morning there I took the train to go to the Rose Bakery cafe which happens to be in one of the Comme des Garcon shops in Tokyo. The design of the shop is so clean and beautiful and I loved to sit there and watch people coming into the shop/store, while beautiful coffee (can you see the latte art: the infamous Comme des Garcon heart-eyes) and the best carrot cake I ever had, seriously ever!
This is the last post of my time in Tokyo, I hope you enjoyed them...
.. Some more impressions from my trip to Tokyo...walks through Shimokitazawa, a wonderful neighborhood in Tokyo, with so many lane-ways and again lots of sweet little stores to explore. It was so hard to find the Fog Linen store, but it was worth it to get lost two times as it is such a wonderful store(#4). After a long walk through this area I had a wonderful dinner at Kate's cafe on the first floor of a building. It took me a while to figure out that some of the nice stores and cafes in Tokyo are on upper floors.
... And some more photos from the wonderful walk with Hiki and our beautiful lunch at Aoya in Nakameguro (# 14/15). Have a look at Hiki's blog to see some more images of our day together...You can tell how much I was just fascinated to simply stroll through the streets of Tokyo...I took so many photos of signs and little corners everywhere...Well, I ended the day with Hiki at Zarigani Cafe in Shibuya...again hard to find but so worth it. I had a great spicy salad there and remember how I was writing down in my book what an amazing day I had...
During my days in Tokyo I was very often fascinated by the simple design of things, such as houses, gardens, ceramics.... and I often wished I had more space in my suitcases to bring many of these beautiful things with me.
Hiki showed me one of the places, filled with wonderful Japanese craft and design - Hotel Claska. I can only highly recommend to visit this place or even stay a couple of nights in one of their hotel rooms. It is not only a hotel and cafe but also has a shop on one of the hotels' levels with beautifully designed things. Hiki and I decided that this is a place where you would like to move in right away! Your eyes are just dragged from one corner to the next enjoying all the things so well put together. I got a beautiful plate and a tea cup which was designed by Akira Minagawa from the label Mina Perhonen. Hiki also showed me their first shops in Tokyo which are only a bus ride away from Hotel Claska. The interior design of these shops and the clothes themselves just blew me away. So so inspiring, we were even lucky as Akira Minagawa himself was in one of the stores talking to the customers.
Well, after we had spent some time at the Claska shop we went up on their rooftop to have a look over the city. It was cold but the sun was shining and you could look pretty far. We also saw a video shoot on one of the neighbor rooftops.
You know what happens when you carry around two cameras you can easily end up remembering places and moments after you come back from a trip but having some digital, some analog captured and some are only in your mind...
I had a wonderful day with Hiki who showed me around her favorite parts in Tokyo. We were walking around different neighborhoods for almost 8h and I have seen places I would have never been able to find on my own or even known about. Thank you again Hiki!
Let's start with some images from Nakameguro which is where Hiki and I met in the morning.
Have a lovely weekend.
There are still a couple more Toyko photos waiting for you
>> Two links I found this week and I would like to share with you