We’re just back from a trip to Tokyo and spent most of our time exploring by bike. Our favourite area was Kuramae, home to amazing workshops, cafes and stores, slightly tucked away to add to the sense of discovery.
We criss-crossed town making the most of the precious few days we had and have included a few stops here, but for a complete guide and to reserve a bike head over to tokyobike Rentals.
Latest outpost of legendary US roaster Blue Bottle coffee. photographed by @benrich__
Founded on a love for the art of letter writing, Kakimori combines a selection of stationery items with personalised services that turn products into treasured keepsakes.
Capturing the spirit of CIBI’s flagship in Melbourne, the CIBI concept store in Tokyo has a universal appeal: heartwarming meals, handpicked lifestyle goods and a welcoming atmosphere.
Think of Things – cafe and lifestyle store stocking a carefully curated range of stationery, furniture, homeware. The concept is based around blurring the boundaries between what we see as a work/life balance. photographed by @benrich__
Established by the longstanding brush maker Kamenoko, the shop aims to shed new light on a product that has been a mainstay of Japanese homes for the past century.
Longstanding architecture bookshop Nanyodo can be found on the verge of Kanda Jimbocho, housed in a slender concrete building with a geometric facade.
A new architectural landmark for Tokyo. The national stadium, designed by legendary Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is a beautiful wooden structure, dotted with plants and trees. photographed by @benrich__