Kitayama is five stops on the subway from downtown Kyoto, but it might as well be a million miles away for the tourists who trudge around the city in search of Kyoto tropes: temples, shrines, teahouses and geishas who are more than likely tourists ...

You don’t have to be hip to enter Cafe Independants, but it helps. Located in the basement of the old Mainichi Shimbun Kyoto bureau, Independants is the kind of cafe frequented by the artsy set. There is a version of this cafe in every ...

The Italian-esque fare is far from the best (or the best value) in town, but it’s worth it for the pleasure of open-air dining to the sound of lapping water while watching the Chuo Line trains rumble past.

Cafe Ibaraki Yu was once a public bath, and architect Shigeharu Kuriyama from Design Saho makes no attempt to disguise this legacy.

The burgers are the real deal, delicious and accompanied by fries, a side salad and coffee.

80*80 (pronounced Hachimaru-Hachimaru) is a wonderfully funky, friendly diner that flies the flag for healthy living. The name sums up the ethos: 80 percent of all the ingredients it serves in its meals are grown, raised or caught within a radius of 80 km from ...

The real sign of Maruyama-cho’s evolution is that it now has a daytime presence, too — especially since the opening of Cafe Bleu. Glass-fronted and light-filled, this is the latest outlet from the folks at To-vi (Buchi,Bongout Noh, Kitchen Cero, Kinsai) and bears their ...

Maruyama-cho is one of the least-known corners of Shibuya. A generation ago, it was more famous for its "short-stay" hotels and carousing salarymen's sake bars than its dining options. While those pleasures are still available, today the neighborhood attracts a rather more varied — ...

Since being established in Taipei in 2006, the number of Gong Cha chain stores has gradually increased to over 1,000 and now extends to more than 10 countries. In September, the tea shop launched its latest shop in the Harajuku/Omotesando area.

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