8 Best Breakfast Restaurants & Cafés You Must Eat at in Ginza

10.September.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Ginza is Tokyo’s famous upmarket shopping district, lined with countless shops and restaurants. It’s famous not only as a hub for western culture including cuisine and fashion but also for continuing to inherit traditional Japanese elements including Kabuki-za, the chief theater in Tokyo for traditional kabuki plays, and Tsukiji fish market, the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world.


Have you ever wanted to arrive at Ginza in the early morning and enjoy a spot of breakfast before shopping? Whether you’ve considered it or not, we’ve compiled a list of places where you can enjoy a delicious early meal.



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Furutoshi (Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel)

Furutoshi is a popular restaurant located on the second floor of Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel. There, you can look forward to tucking into a delicious breakfast while sat in a spacious and comfortable environment that has modern wooden decor. They also serve super fresh vegetables in the morning. We recommend this one to people who want to spend their morning in luxury with a selection of terrines, carpaccio and more!



Morning Buffet

Price: ¥2,100

Serving Times: Weekdays 7:00am-10:00am (Last In 9:30am) / Weekends & Holidays 7:00am-10:30am (Last In 10:00am)



Address: 4-9-2 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours:

Breakfast 7:00am-10:00am (Last In 9:30am)

Lunch 11:30am-3:00pm (Last Orders 2:00pm)

Dinner 6:00pm-11:00pm (Last Orders 9:30pm)

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-5565-0577

Website: http://www.solaria-hotels.jp/ginza/restaurant/



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Cafe Paulista

It’s said that John Lenon and his wife Yoko Ono often frequented this cafe. The cafe has a direct contract with Brazilian farms so serve delicious, authentic Brazilian coffee. Get it with a slice of light and crunchy toast which goes perfectly with butter and blueberry jam.



Cafe Paulista

Address: 1F Nagasaki Center Bldg, 8-9-16 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: [Monday-Satuday] 8:30am-10:00pm / [Sunday & Holidays] 12:00pm-7:30pm

*Breakfast is served from 8:30am to 11:30am.

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-3572-6160

Website: http://www.paulista.co.jp



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Eggs’n Things – Ginza Branch

If we’re talking breakfast then we have to include Eggs’n Things on the list. They serve all-day breakfast in generous portions. You can of course choose pancakes but combining the Eggs Benedict with crunchy bacon is the best way to start the morning.



Eggs’n Things (Ginza Branch)

Address: 4F Kirarito Ginza, 1-8-19 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:00am-11:00pm (Last Orders 10:00pm)

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-6264-4949

Website: https://www.eggsnthingsjapan.com/ginza



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Coffee Ban

Ginza can be a pretty expensive place, but you can enjoy an absolute bargain breakfast at Coffee Ban, a cafe with a retro atmosphere. For just ¥550 you can get a breakfast set with round bread, raisin bread, lettuce, a boiled egg, potato salad and an apple!



Coffee Ban

Address: 3-8-10 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: Weekdays 7:00am-9:00pm / Weekends 7:00am-7:00pm

*Breakfast served from 7:00am to 9:30am.

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-3564-0181

Website: http://ginzaban.com



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The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo GINZA

This restaurant located on the second floor of Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza was opened by world renowned celebrity chef and restaurateur Salvatore Cuomo. It offers a buffet style service with a range of tasty looking foods. They have convenient individual rooms and cater for time, place and occasion. Be sure to try their luxurious morning-time buffet.



Breakfast Buffet

Price: ¥2,000

Serving Times: 7:00am-10:00am


The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo GINZA

Address: 2F Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza, 1-13-15 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours

Breakfast 7:00am-10:30am (Last In 10:00am)

Lunch 11:30am-3:30pm (Last In (2:30pm)

*Last in times at 3:00pm on weekends and holidays.

*Tea time available on weekends and holidays.

Dinner 5:30pm-11:30pm (Last In 10:30pm)

No Fixed Holidays.

TEL: 03-3538-0565

Website: http://www.kitchensalvatore.jp/ginza/index.html



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This spacious cafe has English-style decor where they serve a certain affordable breakfast set has has been loved by Japanese people since the Showa Period. Enjoy toast, fried egg, sausage and salad for just ¥550. The cafe has a relaxing atmosphere so you can enjoy your morning tucking into the set or delicious coffee and a sandwich.



Address: B1 Ginza NS Bldg., 3-7-16 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: [Monday-Saturday] 8:00am-10:00pm / [Sunday & Holidays] 8:00am-9:30pm

*Breakfast is served from 8:00am to 11:00am.

Closed: The day before a national holiday

TEL: 03-3564-0462

Information: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13059121/



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Cafe 634

Cafe 634 is a popular cafe with a simple yet stylish interior. They also serve food at the kind of low price you never see in Ginza. Their vegetables are sourced from trusted farms they are contracted to, and they also serve cereal and desserts. Everything is gentle on both your body and your wallet. Their toasted black bread piled with sweet adzuki bean paste and simple adzuki bean toast served with butter are perfect for the morning as they aren’t heavy on the stomach.



Cafe 634

Address: 3-12-7 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: Weekdays 9:00am-6:00pm / Saturday 11:30am-5:00pm

*Breakfast is served from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Closed: Holidays, Sundays and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month

TEL: 03-3248-0560

Website: http://www.ginza.jp/csr/8720



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Renoir Coffee (Ginza INZ)

Renoir Coffee opened with their main target being Japanese women. It has a simple wooden decor and has a relaxing atmosphere. It’s also no-smoking. Their hot breakfast sandwiches are made with wholewheat flour and contain ingredients like tuna and melted cheese. The cafe attracts a lot of female customers.



Renoir Coffee

Address: 1F Ginza INZ3, 1-2 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 8:00am-11:00pm

*Breakfast is served from 8:00am to 11:00am.

No fixed holidays. Closed when INZ is closed.

TEL: 03-3564-2850

Website: https://www.ginza-renoir.co.jp/runoacoffee/


Did you enjoy this list? If you’re planning a trip to Ginza then make a day out of it and start your morning with a great affordable breakfast in Tokyo’s elegant district.


  • Seasonal Autumn Food & Desserts Arriving to GINZA SIX

    10.August.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

    GINZA SIX is preparing for autumn with a range of seasonal desserts and foods as well as a list of pop up shops coming to the luxury shopping complex.


    Shops, restaurants and cafes who promote a new kind of food culture in Ginza are readying themselves to release their delicious and high grade autumn-only menus.

    Pumpkin Gugelhupf (¥420) – Viennoiserie JEAN FRANCOIS (B2F)

    Special Chestnut Purin (¥1,100) – Marlowe (B2F)


    On the B2F food floor of GINZA SIX they will have a variety of festive desserts for seasonal Japanese events such as Halloween and moon viewing. Look forward to enjoying plenty of autumn ingredients like chestnuts and pumpkin as well as food and meals typical at picnics during this season. There will also be a tasting event with freshly picked fruits.

    Autumn Omakase Course (¥10,000) – TEPPAN YAKI 10 GINZA  (6F)

    Autumn Sandai Chinmi Mille-feuille (¥2,800) – Tsukiji Suzutomi (13F)


    The restaurants and cafes at GINZA SIX are getting involved for the season too, serving up delicious courses and menu items made using carefully selected ingredients where it’s clear to see the chefs’ true skills at work.


    There will be several pop-up shops open for a limited period too including tea shop Nakamura Tokichi Honten and desserts shop Kasho Sanzen.

    Nakamura Tokichi Honten was established in 1854. They are setting up a pop-up shop on B2F to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of their GINZA SIX branch located on 4F which opened as the company’s first branch in the Kanto region. They will sell a range of Japanese sweets including their classic tea jelly, a pop-up shop original green tea ice cream, matcha-filled waffle cones and more.

    Kasho Sanzen will be selling Hagi no Tsuki, a classic dessert from Sendai often bought as a souvenir. It’s made with a hearty amount of an original mild and mellow flavoured custard cream and wrapped in sponge cake. They will also sell zunda-an which uses a unique blend of carefully selected edamame and mochi rice.


    Experience autumn with all five of your senses at GINZA SIX with these top quality foods and desserts.



    Address: 6-10-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 10:30-20:30

    TEL: 03-6891-3390
    No Fixed Holidays (*Shops and restaurants closed on August 27, 2018)
    Website: http://ginza6.tokyo/


    Pop-Up Shops

    Nakamura Tokichi Honten (B2F)
    Running: August 7, 2018 – September 2, 2018 (*Closed August 27)

    *Soft serve ice cream last orders 20:00ソフトクリーム ラストオーダー 20:00


    Kasho Sanzen (B2F)
    Running: September 4, 2018 – October 7, 2018

  • How about some pancakes during your shopping spree! 7 recommended cafes which sell pancakes in Ginza

    04.January.2018 | SPOT

    There must be many people who want to eat something sweet after enjoying shopping in the Ginza.

    In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended pancake shops in Ginza.




    Shiawase no Pancake Ginza Shop

    This pancake shop located in Omotesando, Tokyo which always has long waiting lines, will open a new store in Ginza on the 23rd of December 2017. The shop is located in front of the A5 Exit of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line’s Gina Station. The décor inside the shop has a relaxing atmosphere. They have an open kitchen in front of the shop so that customers can observe the cooking process. It will no doubt be exciting to seeing the making process of their pancakes.



    Shiawase no Pancake Ginza Shop

    Address: 5-8-5, Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo – 7F, New Ginza Building 10th Building

    Business hours: weekdays 10:00 to 20:00 (L.O. 19:15) / Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 to 20:30 (L.O. 19:40)

    Fixed holiday: random






    Yukino Shita Ginza

    Yukino Shita is a shop which uses strictly selected ingredients and makes hand-made pancakes. The sweet scent of the pancakes and the scent of coffee fills the natural-styled interior of the shop. Their popular pancake, “Yotsuba Cream Cheese Jikasei Rennyu (home-made condensed milk) Ice wo Soete” is a simple pancake without any topping so you can taste the rich texture of the dough. The coffees they offer goes well with their pancakes.



    Yukinoshita Ginza

    Address: 3F, Tomato Building, 1-20-10, Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: Tuesday to Friday / 11:00 to 21:00 (L.O. 20:20), Saturday / Sunday and holidays 11:00 to 19:00 (L.O. 18:20)







    Eggs ‘n Things Ginza Shop

    You can enjoy some “old-fashioned” pancakes topped with lots of raw cream inside this open-air, bright shop. Sitting on their terrace on a warm day is recommended. The pancake is not too sweet although it uses lots of raw cream and is recommended for women. You can enjoy eating at this shop since they sell a la carte breakfast/lunch menus and dinner menus (from 18:00).



    Eggs ‘n Things Ginza Shop

    Address: 4F, Kiraritoginza, 1-8-19, Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 9:00 to 23:00 (L.O. 22:00)

    Fixed holiday: None





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    This café introduces Californian-style, body/environment-friendly menu items. You can enjoy a dessert which uses wheat flour produced in Hokkaido with bananas and bitter caramel sauce put on top of a soft dough. It is a thick-flavored pancake using caramel sauce with the scent of bourbon and fresh bananas. This pancake is recommended for women.




    Address: 6F, Ginza Mitsukoshi, 4-6-16, Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:30 to 20:00 (L.O. 19:30)









    This shop has a Hawaiian atmosphere and their standard menu pancakes use lots of yoghurt inside the dough. Their crispy pancakes are created by pouring the dough into a frypan and then baking it in an oven for a long period of time.




    Address: 8F, Yurakucho Marui, 2-7-1, Yurakucho, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00 to 21:00, Sunday and holidays 10:30 to 20:30

    Fixed holiday: randam





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    café & books bibliotheque

    They sell more than 10 kinds of home-made desserts and their most popular item is their pancakes which are very healthy since they use yoghurt. You can put lightly bitter coffee sauce on top of the pancake which has a topping of tiramisu cream made with mascarpone and cream cheese, so the product is recommended for those of you who are not familiar to sweet desserts.



    café & books bibliotheque

    Address: 3F, LUMINE, LUMINE Yurakuchoten, 2-5-1, Yurakucho, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: weekdays 11:00 to 21:30 (L.O. 21:00), Saturday, Sunday and holudays 11:00 to 21:00 (L.O. 20:30)

    Fixed holiday: None







    Ginza Coffee Shop Ginza Sukiyabashi Shop

    A coffee shop located on the second floor of the building where BIGECHO is located. The building is located at the Sukiyabashi Intersection. The interior of the shop is chic with stylish decorations so this shop is recommended for not only women but also men. Their original maple butter pancake is very soft although the dough is thin so that customers can enjoy a unique texture.



    Ginza Coffee Shop, Ginza Sukiyabashi Shop

    Address: 2F Ginza Building, 4-2-14, Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo

    Business hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 to 23:00, lunchtime 11:00 to 16:00, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 to 23:00, lunch time 10:00 to 16:00

    Fixed holiday: None

    TEL: 03-3562-7232





    How did you like our introduction to some cafes and shops which sell wonderful pancakes. Why not relax and enjoy some pancakes in the Ginza area.

  • 5 Recommended Confectionery & Drink Gifts to Buy From GINZA SIX in Ginza!

    13.November.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Ever since GINZA SIX opened in spring this year it has become a hugely popular new location for the district of Ginza. Not only can you find all the fashion and lifestyle stores you could ever hope for in one place, but rows of food shops too selling foods and drinks that people are going crazy for. From the procession of shops you can find in Ginza we have carefully picked 5 worth checking out where you can get your hands on presents we guarantee people will be happy with. Bookmark this page too – you’ll be happy you did.

    1. “Yamagata Masamune – Kimoto Junmai 1898” (Imadeya Ginza)

    This is a limited edition Japanese sake from Imadeya to be enjoyed together with a meal.


    Imadeya Ginza is a sake brewer that stocks and ships close to 600 brands of local sake, authentic shochu, Japanese wine. If you’re looking to buy Japanese alcohol then this is the place to go. The Yamagata Masamune Kimoto Junmai 1898 is produced by Mitobe Shuzo in Yamagata Prefecture. It’s made with high quality sake rice  from Okayama Prefecture and omachi rice Akaiwa. As well as maintaining Yamagata Masamune’s original flavours – a “sharp” flavour delivered by the firm taste of the rice and hard mineral water – the drink also has multiple layers of flavour thanks to the processing methods.


    Yamagata Masamune Kimoto Junmai 1898

    Store Name: Imadeya

    Address: Imadeya, GINZA SIX B2, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo

    Open: 10:30-20:30
    Price: ¥1,600 (tax excl.) (720ml)
    Website:  http://www.imadeya.co.jp/


    2. “Hokkaido Fresh Cream Pudding” (Marlowe – GINZA SIX branch)

    A high quality dessert boasted by a restaurant that was established in 1984.


    Marlowe is a café & restaurant located in front of “Tateishi” in Akiya, Yokosuka that is famous for its evening sun and as being selected as one of Kanagawa’s 50 places of scenic beauty. The city’s first expanding shop, Marlowe is a place where you can enjoy popular take-out sweets. The most popular sweet is a handmade baked pudding that comes in a beaker made with fresh cream from Hokkaido. It’s popular for its velvety, rich flavour thanks to its ingredients that include high quality milk and fresh cream from Hokkaido, as well as eggs and vanilla means.

    Hokkaido Fresh Cream Pudding

    Store Name: Marlowe (GINZA SIX branch)
    Address: Marlowe, GINZA SIX B2, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo
    Open: 10:30-20:30
    Price: ¥750 (tax excl.) (180gl)
    Website:  http://www.marlowe.co.jp/


    3. “Tokiba” (KUROGI CHACHA)

    KUROGI CHACHA is a shop that preserves tradition while also challenging itself to create new flavours for Japanese wagashi (confectioneries)


    “Kurogi” is said to be one of the hardest restaurants to reserve a place for in Japan. To maintain the same spirit as the original restaurant, “KUROGI CHACHA” is a collaboration with the Kyoto tea shop “Fukujuen.” The delectable to look out for is the Tokiba, a mix of arrowroot and cream cheese from Japan. You can enjoy the delicious Uji matcha flavour together with the Japanese ‘purin-like’ texture. They also come in wooden boxes so they are perfect to give as a gift.



    Store Name: KUROGI CHACHA
    Address: KUROGI CHACHA, GINZA SIX B2, 6-10-1 Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo

    Open: 10:30-20:30 (eat-in last orders at 20:00)
    Price: ¥2,700 (tax excl.)



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  • Pile your plate to your heart’s desire for 500 yen! Ebisu “essence café” morning buffet has started.

    11.December.2017 | FOOD


     “essence café” which was opened at Ebisu on April 2017 has started a “One shot Buffet” from December which offers food and desserts in a “buffet style” to correspond the needs of the customers who want enjoy dessert time. They are offering freshly baked breads, special cakes made by dedicated pattisiers and seasonal fruits.



    From 8:00 to 11:00, they offer breads and fruits for 500 yen, (11:00 to 17:00 – 980 yen) (tax included / drinks are not included / customers can place as much food as they want on one plate). The breads are freshly baked (three times per day) and fruits are delivered from a fruit market every morning.


    Also, they started a “bar time” after 17:00 which offers unique alcohol drinks like home-made coffee distilled spirit using special coffee beans and fruits cocktails using fresh fruits for 500 yen (per drink).


    Let’s enjoy a wonderful dessert time at this buffet-style café.



    essence café

    Address: Eigen Building 1F/B1F, 3-25-7, Higashi, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 8:00 to 21:00 (flower corner – 11:00 to 20:00)

    Fixed holiday: None




  • 6 Cafés Open Early in Harajuku—Begin Your Day Luxuriously with Breakfast

    13.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Hi, everyone. I’m Ellie, and I work at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.


    Relaxing in a café with a cup of coffee in the early morning – days off like these are true happiness, aren’t they? The truth is, shops in Harajuku open a little late, so there aren’t many places that open in the early hours.


    I’m going to recommend to you several cafés in Harajuku that open in the morning and serve breakfast. Be sure to stop by any of them before you begin your day’s shopping.




    This café is a 6-minute walk from Harajuku Station and is filled with an American-style atmosphere. They don’t have a morning menu, but they’re open at 9:30 on weekdays and 8:30 on weekends and holidays, so you can still enjoy your morning with their regular menu. A popular item on the menu are their soufflé pancakes. They’re fluffy and just melt in your mouth. There’s a range of different types you can choose from, from pancakes with seasonal fruits to a tiramisu-style pancake. Why not try finding your favourite?




    Address: 4-29-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: Weekdays 9:30-21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 8:30-21:00

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-3403-0660

    Website: http://b-s-s-cafe.com





    This Harajuku bakery & café is open from 8:30. They have Free Wi-Fi and electrical outlets, making it a great spot for getting some work done in the morning. The bakery serves lots of take-out food, and the breakfast menu has an assortment of toast, French toast and bread. You can get any of these as a set with a drink and salad. With its bright, Southern France style interior, this is a nice place to enjoy your morning.




    Address: Takeokikuchi Bldg. 3F, 6-25-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Toyko

    Access: 8-minutes on foot from Harajuku Station

    Opening Hours: 8:30-19:30 (Bakery open until 20:00)

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-3797-3722

    Website: http://lepetitmec.com/location/refectoire/



    Bills – Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku


    Bills serve the world’s most famous breakfast. This branch can be found about 5-minutes’ walk from Harajuku Station on the seventh floor of Tokyo Plaza. Tokyo Plaza is closed in the morning times, but the elevator up to bills is functional. They have a big selection on their breakfast menu. I recommend the ricotta cheese pancake. The honeycomb butter smells sweet on the fluffy and moist pancake. Their specially-made scrambled egg is also exquisite and just melts on your tongue. The world’s best is right here, so be sure to experience it.



    Bills Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

    Address: Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 7F, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 8:30-23:00

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-5772-1133

    Website: http://omohara.tokyu-plaza.com/shopguide/detail_138.html



    Bread, Espresso &


    “Bread, Espresso &” is a café and bakery 5-minutes’ walk from Omotesando Station and 15-minutes’ walk from Harajuku Station. This place has immense popularity and has people lining up outside in the morning before it opens. Their popular menu item is the French toast they serve, which is only available on weekdays in the morning and at teatime. The French toast is thick, the outside is crunchy, and the inside is soft. It’s known to even sell out very quickly, so you’d best be up early if you want a bite.



    Bread, Espresso &

    Address: 3-4-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 8:00-20:00

    Closed: Every 2nd Monday of the month (If this falls on a holiday, the shop will close the following day)

    TEL: 03-5410-2040

    Website: http://www.bread-espresso.jp



    Eco Farm Cafe 632


    This café and bakery has earned a reputation for its menu which uses vegetables grown at the company’s own plantation. Seating 150 people, this place is spacious, and offers a calm and quiet environment that will have you forgetting the tumult of Harajuku. Their breakfast menu includes croissants, toast and pancakes, all of which you can have with fruit and salad, and depending on what you order, you can also get bacon, sausages and other things too. You can also choose a drink to make a set at ¥630, such as their own blend of coffee. Their breakfast menu is great because you get at a cheap price.



    Eco Farm Cafe 632

    Address: 6-32-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00-23:00 / Sunday & Holidays 9:00-21:30

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-3498-0632

    Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13010652/



    Revive Kitchen Three Aoyama


    Enjoy healthy cold pressed juice made with carefully selected organic ingredients and nutrient-rich meals made with original recipes at this place. They also have things like gluten-free pancakes, so this one’s recommended for people looking to be healthy.



    Revive Kitchen Three Aoyama

    Address: 3-12-13 Kita-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00-21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-20:00

    Closed: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month / New Year’s Holidays

    TEL: 0120 898 003

    Website: http://aoyama.threecosmetics.com/dining-menu/



    I hope you enjoyed this list. Start your wonderful day with a nice breakfast.

  • Seven recommended cafes/restaurants in Shinjuku which open from early morning

    07.January.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD


    Shinjuku is a convenient area to visit and there are many tourists from foreign countries walking around from early in the morning. In this article, I will introduce to you some cafes/restaurants that offer breakfast service.


    Tribeks Odakyu / Century Southern Tower

    The buffet at Tribeks is recommended for those of you who want to eat a big breakfast. The café is located on the 20th floor of Century Southern Tower and you can enjoy the Western-style breakfast buffet including omelets and waffles while watching the beautiful view. The omelet they offer is a recommended menu item since they use made-in-Japan, farm-fresh eggs.




    Address: 2-2-1, Yoyogi, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: breakfast 6:30~10:30 (L.O 10:00)

          lunch 11:30~16:00 (L.O 15:00)

          Saturday, Sunday, holidays 11:30~16:30 (L.O 16:00)

          Dinner 17:30~23:00 (L.O 22:00)


    Fee for morning buffet: 2,592 yen (tax included)

    Fixed holiday: None






    DEAN & DELUCA / Shinjuku LUMINE Shop


    “DEAN & DELUCA” is a bakery which is popular for its products’ look and taste. You can enjoy eating foods at the comfortable eat-in-space and they have lots of food menu items. Muffins using whole-wheat flour and 100% smoothies are recommended for those of you who want to eat healthy food.





    Address: Shinjuku LUMINE 2 – 1F, 38-2, 3rd Street, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 8:00~23:00






    Dashi Chazuke (rice with green tea) / En Shinjuku Odakyu Ace Store

    This menu item is recommended for those of you who want to enjoy a Japanese-style breakfast. It is a healthy chazuke with special broth and all menu itmes cost around only 500 yen. Side dishes and pickles will come with your order.




    Dashi Chazuke En

    Address: Odakyu Ace North Building, Shinjuku Nishiguchi Chikagai 1-go, 1st Street, Nishishinjuku, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

    Business hours: Monday to Saturday 8:00 to 23:00 (L.O 22:40) / Sun/holiday 8:00 to 22:00 (L.O 21:40)

    Fixed holiday: None (according to Odakyu Ace North Building)






    Francois LUMINE EST B1

    Francois located at B1 of LUMINE EST is opened from 7:00 on weekdays. The café is convenient to use as a meeting place since it is close from Shinjuku East Exit. The morning menu they offer costs between 500 to 600 yen and their delicious soft/crispy textured paninis (ham, chicken and hamburg) has hot cheese inside.




    Francois LUMINE EST B1F

    Address: LUMINE EST B1, 3-38-1, Shinjuku, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

    Business hours: weekdays 7:00 to 23:00 / Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:00 to 23:00






    Café La Voie inside Kadoya Hotel

    Café La Voie which aims to have the best tasting breakfast in Shinjuku is located on the first floor of Kadoya Hotel. You can choose from 3 kinds of “morning sets” including Japanese-style and Western-style depending on your mood. Their all out “Japanese breakfast” is highly recommend.




    Café La Voie

    Address: Kadoya Hotel, 1-23-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

    Business hours: Breakfast  7:00~10:00

          Lunch 11:30~14:30

          Dinner 17:00~23:00

    Holidays: None






    KAYU-SANCHIN Shinjuku Kyoo Mall Store


    Chugokugayu (Chinese rice porridge) is a nice breakfast which has lots of vitamins in it. The okayus of KAYU-SANCHIN use “Hitomebore”(rice brand) produced in Iwate Prefecture. Lots of ingredients are included in the product and you can enjoy different tastes by adding several kinds of flavoring materials such as black vinegar, okayu sauce and hot sesame oil. It is a cheap morning set which costs below 500 yen (only on weekdays).




    KAYU-SANCHIN Shinjuku Kyoo Mall Store

    Address: Kyoo Mole, South Exit Chikagai 1-go, Nishishinjuku 1, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

    Business hours: weekdays 7:00~10:00 / 11:00~23:00 (LO 22:20)

         Saturday, Sunday and holidays / 11:00~22:30 (LO 22:00)

    Fixed holiday: None (the store will be closed when the facility is closed)






    Coffee Kizoku Edinburgh

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    This store which is opened 24 hours, offers delicious coffees and light meals. You can enjoy three kinds of morning sets (830 yen) from 6:00 to 11:30 from Monday to Saturday. You can choose either bread or rice and the set comes with salad, a sunny-side-up egg and dessert (ice cream). Their menus items are recommended for those of you who want to enjoy a unique breakfast.




    Coffee Kizoku Edinburgh

    Address: Shinjuku M&E Square Building 2F, 3-2-4, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 24 hours

    Fixed holiday: None





    How did you like our introduction to “morning cafes and restaurants?” Why not get your morning off to a good start by enjoying a wonderful breakfast at one of the eateries noted above.


  • Hyatt Centric Ginza to Display Christmas Tree Made by Social Advocacy Group HERALBONY

    21.November.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    From December 1 until December 25, guests at Hyatt Centric Ginza will be able to see the first-ever Christmas tree designed by the social advocacy group HERALBONY. The Light-Hearted ART TREE will welcome guests to the 4F library and lounge area, and the tree lighting ceremony will be streamed on Instagram live.


    It’s no surprise that the hotel is collaborating with HERALBONY again–from May to November of this year, the HERALBONY ART ROOM was open for guests to enjoy. This is the first time that the unit is designing a Christmas tree, and the piece is inspired by one of their most iconic pieces of art–Yukihito Okabe’s Hoo! Hey! Visitors of all ages can enjoy this beautiful piece, filled with color and sure to bring joy.


    Along with the tree, the showcase and lounge will also be decorated in a number of HERALBONY pieces. Come enjoy the Christmas season in this one-of-a-kind space!

  • Matsuzaki Shoten to Hold First Collaboration Between Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei and Cat’s ISSUE

    01.August.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Matsuzaki Shoten will hold a special collaboration event between Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei and Cat’s ISSUE starting on August 6, 2022. The Cat’s Festival 2022 will be an incredible event for cat lovers, and guests will be able to grab some special hand towels and bowls produced exclusively for the festival. In addition, there will be an exhibition of works by Ayako Ishiguro, a picture book artist associated with Cat’s ISSUE.


    Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei x Cat’s ISSUE

    This Japanese-style hand towel features illustrations of unique cats based on the concept color of Matsuzaki Shoten, the main Matsuzaki Senbei shop in Ginza.


    Ginza’s Matsuzaki Senbei x Cat’s ISSUE

    Matsuzaki Senbei’s flagship product has been decorated with cat illustrations, each painted by hand. During the event, customers can choose four of their favorite pieces from a total of nine different patterns and pack them in a box wrapped with beautiful paper with a special design.  Guests can also purchase these goods separately. 


    Collaboration with Ayako Ishiguro, a Picture Book Artist Specializing in Monster Art

    This comical cat scroll created by Ayako Ishiguro will be on display during the exhibition. Hand towels made in collaboration with Ishiguro will also be on sale. These have previously been sold to huge fanfare.


    If you love cats and classic Japanese art, this is the event for you!

  • Teppanyaki and Yakiniku Restaurant Honten Yamashina Opens in Ginza

    28.July.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    On July 18, the upscale teppanyaki and yakiniku restaurant Honten Yamashina opened a new location in Ginza! The hybrid restaurant has taken over the entire top floor of GINZA PLACE, which is directly connected to Ginza Station. Overlooking the Ginza 4-chome intersection, it’s a gorgeous place to enjoy some authentic Japanese cuisine. 

    Honten Yamashina mainly uses fully-matured Omi beef, the highest grade available among Shiga Prefecture’s top-tier beef, from Okazaki Farm. The cows are allowed to fatten for a considerable amount of time and live stress-free lives for over 40 months. Less than 1% of all Wagyu cattle are shipped after 24 months of age, and this delectable meat is characterized by its sharp taste and fattiness. 

    Luxurious Wagyu and Sea Urchin Sushi

    Early Summer Plate to Enjoy with Seasonal Flowers

    Selected Extra-thick Beef Tongue Steak Made with Refined Attention to Detail

    Grilled Spiny Lobster Made on a Charcoal Grill

    The Playful Yamashina Wagyu Slider

    Melt-in-your-mouth Sweet Amala Tomato (Vegetable of the Day)

    Hand-selected Omi Beef Steak

    Truffle Omurice



    Japanese-style Teppanyaki

    Guests can enjoy authentic Japanese teppanyaki cuisine with a modern twist. While sitting at the contour, visitors will enjoy a live performance by Taku Osada, a teppanyaki chef with over 20 years of experience.  


    The wide variety of meat can be enjoyed in a number of different ways, whether it be raw, grilled, stewed, or properly cooked. From tongue and rump to filet and sirloin, you won’t leave hungry. Visitors can also enjoy seafood and seasonal Japanese vegetables along with their meat, and the flowers and leaves that adorn each plate will change depending on the time of year.


    In addition to rare teppanyaki dishes like skirt steak and 3cm-thick beef tongue, Honten Yamashina also offers some playful dishes such as sliders. As the temperature differs on different parts of the steel cooking plate, each item can be cooked to a temperature that maximizes its specific flavor. Honten Yamashina also has a massive cellar housin over 1,000 bottles of wine and hard-to-find spirits. 


    Japanese-style Yakiniku

    For those looking for a more private experience, guests can enjoy yakiniku in a completely separate room. Each private room has a grill that will cook meat to the perfect temperature, and only at Honten Yamashina can you enjoy fully-matured Omi beef. The signature cutlet sandwich is made with chateaubriand cooked at a low temperature and deep-fried in a thin batter, then served on crispy bread with a soft, fluffy interior.


    Teppanyaki and yakiniku are typically thought of as meat-based dishes, but the restaurant can accommodate vegetarian guests if contacted in advance. 


    When Japan opens up to tourism, will you be visiting this incredible restaurant in the heart of Tokyo?

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Exhibition 2 in Tokyo to Show Footage from Upcoming Film

    19.July.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The second exhibition for the popular manga, novel, and anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will open at Matsuya Ginza on July 21. With over 30 million copies in print, the series has become massively popular both in Japan and abroad, and an anime film is scheduled to release this November. 


    The exhibition will be open until August 9, 2022, and is then scheduled to begin a regional tour.


    Certain scenes from the highly-anticipated upcoming film will be shown exclusively at the exhibition. Those who are having trouble waiting until November won’t want to miss this rare chance!


    During the previous exhibition, guests were able to enter a lottery to win a signboard autographed by Miho Okasaki, the voice of Rimuru. Due to the large number of entries, prizes for the second lottery are even more incredible!


    The following autographs, which were previously displayed during the last exhibition, will be given away to some lucky fans. More details are available on the official Twitter page!


    Signboard autographed by That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime author Fuse / Signboard autographed by Tenchura! That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime author Fuse / Signboard autographed by That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest artist Tae Tono / Signboard autographed by That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Ways of the Monster Nation author Sho Okagiri / Signboard autographed by That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime illustrator Shizuku Akechi / Signboard autographed by The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime artist Shiba

    *Prizes are awarded at random. 

  • SPYxFAMILY Pop-Up Store Opens at Matsuya Ginza

    20.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The SPYxFAMILY pop-up shop, first held inside Tokyo Station’s Character Street in April, will be coming to Matsuya Ginza from June 29 until July 12, 2022. 


    Limited edition merchandise will be making a return, each featuring exclusive illustrations that saw huge popularity at the Tokyo Station event. Guests will also be able to purchase eight new items!


    The lineup includes a rubber coin case (3 varieties, random), a clear multi-use pouch (3 varieties, random), an acrylic keychain featuring Anya, a Peanuts T-shirt with a new Anya illustration, and a mug. Each item is accented with Anya’s pink hair, adding to the cute factor.

    Bonus Sticker

    Bonus Cooling Towel




    Customers spending ¥3,300 or more at the pop-up shop will receive a bonus sticker. Those spending ¥5,500 can choose between a mug or a cooling towel!



  • Ginza Tsutaya Books to Hold ‘What is Kawaii’ Exhibition Featuring Art by Three Female Artists

    08.April.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    From April 2 until April 22, Ginza Tsutaya Books will be holding a 5th-anniversary exhibition featuring art by three young female artists! These creators specialize in drawing girls, and the event will ask one question: what is ‘Kawaii?’ The artists featured are Amane Ishii, Azusa Nozawa, and Yumi Nagata. 


    These three artists have captured the spotlight with their unique styles. Ishii prefers oil painting, Nozawa has a style perfect for manga, and Nagata specializes in more Japanese-style paintings. Those who planned the exhibition noted that the reason these three artists have become so popular stems from how they depict cuteness–they don’t try to conform to society’s idea of ‘cute,’ but rather depict what they themselves consider to be cute.


    Many motifs in Ishii’s works are based on the artist’s personal experiences, many stemming from childhood. Her unique characters are sure to grab your attention, and although her pieces are two-dimensional, the linework almost makes them seem 3D. 


    For Nozawa, ‘cute’ is the most important element found in her works. She often uses pastels, and something about the way she draws her characters is nostalgic, harkening back to purikura filters and manga characters of the early 2000s. Her unique worldview and nostalgic characters amount to truly one-of-a-kind pieces.


    The girls appearing in Nagata’s pieces are projections of herself. She draws the clothes she would like to wear and the poses she’d love to strike! Pursuing her idea of ‘cuteness’ with traditional Japanese techniques and paints, she often includes polka dots in her works, which are a feminine symbol. 


    The exhibition will feature two of Ishii’s oil paintings and 13 drawings, the first time such a large number of drawings have been shown all at once. In addition, three of Nozawa’s new portrait series will be on display, along with nine of Nagata’s works. 


    ‘Kawaii’ is one of the most prominent keywords found in contemporary Japanese culture. What does it mean to you?

  • Sony Park Mini, an Experimental Pop-up Space, Opens in Ginza, Tokyo

    06.April.2022 | SPOT

    Sony Park Mini, a tiny experimental art space in Ginza, is going to hold fans over until Ginza Sony Park opens in 2024. 

    Sony Park Mini is located in a small 3.5 square meter space on B1F of the Nishiginza parking lot adjacent to Ginza Sony Park, which is currently under construction. The concept of the space is to “hold events that highlight local artists.”


    More than 30 experimental programs will be held throughout the year highlighting unique creators and artists from all backgrounds including music, film, art, food, fashion, and shopping. Depending on which programs are popular, the project may extend to other cities. 


    The first event, ‘Ayatake Exaki presents None Session,’ will run from March 23 until April 5, 2022, and will feature the musician and his piano.


    Program Schedule
    1: March 23 – April 5, 2022 / Ayatake Ezaki (Musical Artist)
    2: April 6 – April 19, 2022 / Takuro Tamayama (Contemporary Artist)
    3: April 20 – May 2, 2022 / Chiaki Kadota (Painter)
    4: May 3 – May 16, 2022 / Neo Sora (Film Director), Aiko Masubuchi (Film Curator)
    *The period of these events is subject to change. Any changes will be announced on Sony Park Mini social media accounts.


    The Nishiginza Parking Lot Coffee shop, located inside Sony Park Mini, will offer a lineup of drinks made from carefully selected coffee beans. Vegan donuts and cookies made with natural ingredients will also be available.

  • New Food-Themed Sylvanian Families Exhibition Opens at Matsuya Ginza

    15.March.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    The adorable Sylvanian Families characters are the subject of a new food-inspired exhibition at Matsuya Ginza in Tokyo! Until March 21, guests can enjoy tons of new merchandise for sale at the event space.


    Key Visual


    Sylvanian Families is a line of collectible animals made of flocked plastic, originally released in Japan in 1985. Made to place inside dollhouses, these little creatures have remained popular in over 70 countries since release. Over 200 million units have been sold over the years.


    Key Illustration


    The theme of this event is ‘delicious time,’ and guests can find adorable sets featuring popular characters cooking meals, preparing desserts, and baking cakes. 



    “A Delicious, Happy Life” Photo: Keigo Morii



    Ash Mimi “The Fairy’s Mysterious Sweets Shop” 


    “Delicious Times with Friends in the Forest” Japan Dollhouse Association



    In addition to panels and photos of unique combinations featured on social media, the exhibition features the first public showing of works by members of the Japan Dollhouse Association. A large photo spot also makes guests feel as though they’ve entered the world of Sylvanian Families!


    [Only for Sale at the Venue] Baby Trio (Bakery) *Price to be Decided


    A special store on-site will sell original merchandise, including dolls and illustrations. A limited number of special goods vouchers are also on sale for a short time, and guests exchanging one will receive an original hand towel!

  • Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum Cafe & Store 1894 Holds Event with ‘Rix-Ueno: Design Fantasy from Vienna’

    22.February.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Cafe 1894 and Store 1984 at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Marunouchi, Tokyo, has begun offering limited-edition food and merchandise related to the new ‘Rix-Ueno: Design Fantasy from Vienna’ exhibition! This will be held from February 18 until May 15, 2022. A limited number of products featuring Rix-Ueno’s works will be available at the P2DOG&CAT Marunouchi Store on the 4th floor. 


    Lunch: Rix’s Garden

    Above:  Felice Rix-Ueno [Printed Embroidery Handbag Design] 1935-1944 / Below: Felice Rix-Ueno [Printed Fabric: Vegetables] Around 1955 [Reproduced: 1987] The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


    Dessert: Fantasy


    Dessert: Bonbons 2

    Felice Rix-Ueno [Printed Fabric Designs: Bonbons (2)] 1925-1935, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


    Original Merchandise

    Original Tote Bag

    Rix’s Clasp Pouch

    Small Notepad

    Foil Masking Tape


    Tie-up: P2DOG&CAT Marunouchi Store

    Easter Bonbon Bird

    Felice Rix-Ueno [Easter Bonbon Container Design 2] 1925-1935, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

    Actress’s Birds and Flowers

    Felice Rix-Ueno [Mural of the former restaurant ‘Actress’ at the Nissay Theater] 1963, Kyoto City University of Arts Affiliated Art Museum


    For the tie-up lunch, guests can enjoy Rix’s Garden, including an appetizer and plate inspired by his embroidered handbag design and fabrics. The lineup also includes the Fantasy mini-dessert and the Bonbon, a Cafe 1984-style version of a famous cake from Vienna. 


    The Viennese designer Rix-Ueno was inspired by the plants and birds around him in his daily life. He combined the familiar with the unknown to create unbelievably original works. How would you like to browse some of his works?

  • Vintage Furniture Exhibition ‘Life in Art: Tokyo Modernism 2022’ to Open at Three Venues Including MUJI HOTEL GINZA

    17.February.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Ryohin Keikaku, which operates the interior design brand IDÉE, will open the ‘Life in Art: Tokyo Modernism 2022’ exhibition from February 25 until April 10, 2022. Vintage stores and galleries from all over Japan that deal mainly with furniture from the 1940s to 1960s will come together to introduce audiences to exquisite designs from around the world. Shinichiro Nakahara and Takahiro Goko have organized the exhibition in an effort to spread the word about modern design in the golden age. The exhibition will be held in three parts, beginning with a showing at ATELIER MUJI GINZA and continuing to an auction at IDÉE Tokyo. The final exhibition will be held at MUJI HOTEL GINZA.


    Modernism Gallery

    This exhibition is composed of items from a number of unique galleries and stores. Intended to promote the beauty of mid-century vintage furniture and interior design, each piece will be introduced alongside stories from the original designers. 


    Modernism Auction #Chairs

    Store owners, creators, and artists participating in TOKYO MODERNISM 2022 will be auctioning off a selection of unique chairs during this unique event.


    Modernism Show

    About 30 galleries and vintage shops from around Japan will transform the guest rooms on the 7th and 8th floors of MUJI HOTEL GINZA into stores for this special show. This is the main event and will gather together masterpieces of modern design from the United States, Brazil, Scandinavia, and Japan.

  • Ginza Tsutaya to Opens Spring Ceramics Fair

    15.February.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

    Ginza Tsutaya, located on the 6th floor of the GINZA SIX department store, is now holding a Spring Ceramic Fair until March 7, 2022.


    Many popular ceramic artists are coming together for the event. This year’s lineup includes dishes and mugs with botanical patterns and animal motifs in spring-like colors to add color to tables and living spaces. A large number of works, from vases to tableware and even ceramic brooches, will be on display, including works by Wato Maekawa and Oda Pottery. 


    Participating Ceramic Artists


    Ritsuko Imai

    After studying pottery in England, Imai currently lives and works in Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture. This year’s exhibition will show off her dyed works, including Zougan works, a technique in which different materials are inlaid into one material. Enjoy her small plates and teapots with soft colors.


    Miki Furuhata

    Miki Furuhata is a pottery artist in Nagano. Using gentle colors and unique self-made glaze, her colorful pieces are a lovely addition to one’s daily life.


    Hanako Sakashita

    Hanako Sakashita uses a ‘kneading’ technique, in which colorful clays are kneaded together to create patterns, marbles, stripes, checks, and countless other patterns. Enjoy the many textures, shades, and patterns found in her works!


    Wato Maekawa

    A ceramic artist living in Toyama Prefecture, Wato Maegawa creates works inspired by the four seasons. Her flower-shaped plates are reminiscent of Japanese sweets.


    Using candle wax to make prototypes, these ceramic brooches and boxes are made with a technique adapted from candle making. These hand-painted pieces are very popular, and those on sale in this year’s exhibition are covered with flowers, birds, and animals in spring colors.


    Oda Pottery

    Oda Pottery was founded in 1921 in Mizunami City, Gifu Prefecture. Their lineup features vases that are easy to incorporate into any interior. 

  • Wako Tea Salon in Ginza Offering Seasonal Strawberry Parfait

    13.February.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Those familiar with the Ginza district of Tokyo will recognize the iconic Wako clock tower. The department store sells everything from watches to chocolates, and on the second floor of the Wako Annex, guests will find the Tea Salon. The bright and relaxing place invites adult shoppers to enjoy seasonal sweets, with its popular Strawberry Parfait constantly reinvented depending on the time of year.

    This season’s strawberry parfait includes pistachios and local fruit. For a limited time, guests can also enjoy the Lychee and Raspberry Parfait until the end of February. A Fruit Parfait is available in March and April, and the Chocolate Parfait is available year-round.


    At the Wako Annex Tea Salon, visitors can also enjoy light meals alongside tea and coffee specially blended for Wako by Yoshiaki Kawashima, known as the ‘coffee hunter.’


    Strawberry Parfait

    Lychee and Raspberry Parfait

    Fruits Parfait

    Chocolate Parfait