JAPAN DIARY : TOKYO (MINATO-KU & SHIBUYA)
I still owe you the remaining part of our Japan travel diary. As the weather is currently particularly boring here (cold, dark and rainy, arghh), I thought it’s the perfect moment to jump back to the time when we were out and about, travelling and enjoying life on the other side of the world.
Before leaving for Okinawa and Zamami island, we decided to shorten this stay as we had felt that we hadn’t seen enough yet from Tokyo. Once we had relaxed in the South, we came back to Tokyo for two additional nights. All this happened on a very short notice. Luckily, there is airbnb and we managed to find a small but decent apartment where we could stay for those nights.
We still wanted to check out the area around Minato-Ku where we wanted to have a look at the Café Kitsuné (yes, let’s be French :). While walking from Shibuya to Minato-Ku, we discovered a bakery of a really special kind: Gontran Cherrier. Initially, we only wanted to buy a croissant for the little bird but once we had entered the space and seen all these delicious pastries we just had to order a small selection and sit down for a while. To be honest, I have never ever had such amazing pastries (and I travel almost every week to Paris !). After our break, we walked straight to Minato-Ku, a rather posh shopping area where you can find all the stores by the big design and couture houses. Once we had our coffee at Café Kitsuné, we continued and made a stop at the Doctor Marten’s Shop which had a pretty amazing product selection. As it rained a lot, we were looking for a kids friendly place where we could hang out with the little bird so that he could play a bit. We had a look at the very informative blog Tokyo Urban Baby and found a nice address in Shibuya. Unfortunately, the café Bonheur de Sakura was closed but luckily we found a café with toys just on the other side of the street.
After this long day, the little bird passed out in the evening which allowed us to have a full Wagyu Korean Barbecue session while he was peacefully sleeping in the stroller. It’s been good !