Oto No Ha Café

After celebrating fall foliage at Hotel Chinzanzo’s garden and worshipping at St. Mary’s Cathedral, it was time to nourish the body, heart and soul with something healthy. So, I trotted off to Oto No Ha Café  just across from the cathedral. This café opened in May 2013. It is a nice, spacious, cosy two story house … More Oto No Ha Café

Venice ~ La Vita

Heard about this place online so thought of checking it out over the weekend. It’s about a 5-7 min walk from Jiyugaoka station’s main exit. It is a small shopping complex that comprises of six buildings that house a hairstylist, cram school for kids, organic pet food store, aesthetic salon, and a leather goods store. … More Venice ~ La Vita

Toriton Kaitenzushi

Toriton is one of my favorite Kaitenzushi restaurants from Hokkaido. Some time back I dined at Toriton in the Tokyo Skytree, with friends visiting from Canada and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I happened to be window shopping around West Ikebukuro and thought of grabbing a quick snack at the Toriton Ikebukuro restaurant on the 11F … More Toriton Kaitenzushi

Bikini Medi

Straight outta Spain ! Chef Josep Barahona Vines is behind this beautiful restaurant themed around the regional coastal areas of Spain – Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia and Andalusia. Located on the 14F of Tobu Department store, West Ikebukuro. For lunch we tried the Special course for ¥3000. It started off with an exquisite assortment of Pinchos … More Bikini Medi

Pokémon Café

Had heard and read a lot about Pokémon Café since it opened in March this year. I made a reservation online (and this is a prerequisite to enter) a month in advance because some friends were visiting from Toronto with their kids, so I thought it would be a memorable part of their trip to … More Pokémon Café

Hanami ~ 2K18

Old man winter has retreated. The long, cold, dry and deary winter spell is over. So, I decided to bike around the neighborhood & enjoy Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season. Parks, gardens, roadsides & just about any nook & cranny you find a cherry blossom tree, you will see families, friends and colleagues having a … More Hanami ~ 2K18