So here goes part 2 of my Japan trip… Have been so caught up with 2017.
We walked quite abit of distance before reaching Streames Coffee Company, situated at the other side of Shibuya. This Seattle style cafe is run by a Champion latte artist named Hiroshi Sawada. It is located right at the end of a small street and there’s few people in the morning. We tried their signature drink military coffee and latte. Price-wise, it is on the pricier end which is equivalent to SGD10 per cuppa. The coffee is one of the smoothest I have ever tasted. Highly recommended.
Steamer Coffee Company, 1-20-18 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, +81 3 6427 3705
We then proceeded with our plan and headed to Showa Memorial Park. Was hoping to see abundance of Gingko leaves lining up awaiting our visit and after a long journey and 20 minutes of walking, were we disappointed with what we see. But since we were there already, we just explored the park anyways and still caught few beautiful sights here and there.
|Bare leaves, beyond peak.|
|Who would you sit here with?|
So we grabbed a quick bite at the train station before we raced against time to catch Ginko leaves at Meiji Gingu Gaien, as it was close to 2pm. (Dusk tends to settle around 4pm)
The whole stretch of restaurants were packed and we settled with Shake Shack for latte. Yes we are caffeine addicts! While the BFF heads off for her boyband concert, I went on to explore night illumination at Gotanda station and it was a beautiful sight on its own. Thereafter, had Sushizanmai at Shibuya outlet and boy, were there so many fellow Singaporeans there! Personally I feel the food is good but pricey.
|Ended the night with Oden after salsa social!|
The next day, we headed to Rikugien Garden to soak in the sun and admire maple leaves!
|Their limited edition Baked Apple Drink was sweet but not too overwhelming.|
|The lovely entrance sight that greeted us… what a contrast with Showa’s entrance.|
|The vibrancy of colours.|
|Ho Mia Ducks (Good Life Ducks)|
|Chilling at this tea house while waiting for night illumination|
Thereafter, I headed to Shinjuku area for good coffee and Baked cheese tart. I chanced upon this hip and modern Blue Bottle Coffee Aoyama Cafe. So cool to see the baristas in action in front of you. Their humble Baked cheese tart is located at a small corner in Shinjuku station, in which I initially walked past and my inner sense guided me back to Baked cheese tart. haha.
|No queue at all|
Located at the entrance of Shibuya alley (Just beside Starbucks), Gyu Shige Yakiniku is a great place for meat lovers. Tried their Genki Kalbi and Sakura Yukhoe (Horse meat), which tasted sweet and awesome. 🙂