An Italian BBQ plan and a Beer Garden! Have a luxury time at a rooftop terrace in Daikanyama.
“XEX DAIKANYAMA” will start BBQ and Beer garden plans on June 1st for a limited time. An open place, rooftop terrace can make your luxury time as its relaxing space.
XEX DAIKANYAMA / Salvatore Cuomo Bros.’s terrace seats is imaged of a villa land in Italy and many kinds of herbs and flowers will greet you. The place is located on three minutes from Daikanyama station on foot . You can enjoy the unleashed place even in the middle of Daikanyama.
An appetizer will be offered for each people and it looks gorgeous. You may want to post it on SNS. In addition, you can have a wonderful pizza which this restaurant have got a best award of the world’s best pizza celebration. As a BBQ plan, you can grill a lot of kinds of meat and vegetables by yourself. Beer, sparkling wine, red/white wine, and cocktails are available with your meal!
Salvatore Cuomo Bros. provides a buffet styled lunch at the garden terrace. In dinnertime, you can enjoy eating meal in a romantic mood with candles. Their specialty, Neapolitan pizza is made by craftsman for piece by piece politely. Then it is baked at over 400 degrees in a firewood kiln which was made with a famous kiln craftsman, Mr. Michele.
Have a gorgeous time with wonderful meal and drinks at an open space!
The Ultimate Chocolate and Confectionery Indulgence is Here With LIFE IS PÂTISSIER’s White Day Gifts
Japanese chocolate and baked goods bakery LIFE IS PÂTISSIER is now selling a collection of luxurious treats for White Day, the sequel to Valentine’s Day in Japan, via their online store until March 14.
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER is a takeout chocolate bakery that specialises in chocolate and baked confections. Some of their signature items include their pound cake and chocolate bonbons. They also serve sable biscuits, madeleines, and much more. They are based in Jiyugaoka, a neighbourhood in Meguro, Tokyo, where they enjoy plenty of customers both local and tourists. Due to the pandemic, they are currently operating entirely online.
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER White Day Gifts 2021
Leaf Caramel | ¥1,800 (Before Tax)
Crunchy chocolate caramel bites drizzled in even more sweet, melty caramel.
Macarons | ¥2,300 (Before Tax)
A rainbow-coloured collection of raspberry, pistachio, caramel, lemon, and chocolate macarons.
Madeleines (Contains 6) | ¥2,800 (Before Tax)
Refreshing madeleines made with a mix of Japanese and Italian lemons. Refrigerating them gives the outer icing a delicious crunchy texture.
Strawberry Milk Crunch | ¥900
Smashed cookies and caramel combined with strawberry chocolate and milk chocolate.
Special Box | ¥4,500 (Before Tax)
A very special collection of raspberry chocolate treats coated in dark chocolate.
Flower Swag | ¥3,200
A fragrant flower swag composed of an assortment of fresh flowers. Perfect for decorating walls and doors and overtime become dried flowers.
White Day Cards
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER is also offering White Day cards which people can couple with their gifts.
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER White Day Gifts
Release Date: March 14, 2021
LIFE IS PÂTISSIER Official Website: https://www.life-is-patissier.com/
Indulge in Dainty and Divine Handmade Macarons in a Peaceful and Picturesque Region of Tokyo
22.August.2019 | FOOD
If you are a fan of delicious and dainty desserts then DOTORI is definitely for you. DOTORI, which specialises in handmade macarons, will be opening their new branch in the peaceful picturesque Tokyo district of Daikanyama on August 23 2019.
DOTORI makes and bakes their macarons daily. The macarons here are slightly bigger than your standard ones and are filled with a thick layer of cream. Enjoy the way it melts in your mouth beautifully.
DOTORI’s divine macarons are not the only blessing to fall upon Daikanyama. The shop is also fully stocked with a variety of drinks that are a perfect match with the macarons. From Milk Bubble Tea and Coffee to Cheese Tea, there is a full lineup of delicious and original DOTORI drinks to discover.
Surrounded by the white-themed interior, customers can soak in the beautiful and liberating view of lustrous green trees outside.
To celebrate the opening of the new shop, there will be a special five-day campaign running from August 23 to 27. The first 50 customers to order a drink on each day of the campaign will receive a free drink carrier with their order. (Limit of one per customer.)
Head to Daikanyama for the divine DOTORI experience you deserve.
Address: ACN Daikanyama building Floor 1, 18-6, Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 12:00 ー 20:00
Official Website: https://www.dotori.jp
*As the macarons are handmade, a limited number will be made each day. The shop will close once all these have been sold.
Order Drinks Using Artificial Intelligence at Daikanyama’s New Sake Bar YUMMY SAKE COLLECTIVE
02.February.2019 | FOOD
YUMMY SAKE COLLECTIVE is a new sake bar in Daikanyama that held its grand opening on January 25, 2019.
It is both a bar and a shop that serves delicious Japanese sake casually without customers needing to be sake connoisseurs. You don’t need to rely on background knowledge or visual information. It is a ‘blind tasting’ service in which you enter your intuitive thoughts which the AI responds to, choosing a sake to match your tastes.
When going for drinks in Japan beginners to sake can find it difficult what beverage to go for, but this new AI service solves that problem. It enables anyone to easily pick the right drink for them.
The refrigerator show case in the bar houses around 90 brands of sake including rare selections not often seen served. Drinks are divided by onomatopoeia for customers to easily pick what sounds nicest to them. Drinks can be ordered from ¥700 and you can also buy bottles to keep and take away with you.
YUMMY SAKE – ¥2,000 (Before Tax)
Ordering the YUMMY SAKE service lets you try a blind taste test to compare 10 types of Japanese sake. You evaluate which you like and don’t like based on 5 different ratings and the AI will pick your taste type. There are 12 categories you can be placed into all based on onomatopoeia. This means you will be prepared for when you go out to a bar, shop or event in Japan and can intuitively pick what sake you want without needing to know difficult sake slang or tehchnical rules.
Snack Pairings – ¥500 Each (Before Tax)
Snacks will also be prepared to go with your drinks based on what taste type you are.
If you’re looking to get into Japanese sake then look no further – start at YUMMY SAKE COLLECTIVE.
YUMMY SAKE COLLECTIVE DAIKANYAMA
Opening Hours: Weekdays 17:00-23:00 / Weekends & Holidays 13:00-23:00
Address: 14-11 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Closed: New Year’s Holidays
Access: 3-minutes on foot from Daikanyama Station / 8-minutes on foot from Ebisu Station
Snowy White Sweet Sake Soy Milk Smoothie Release at Tea Cafe Stand Hachiya
12.January.2019 | FOOD
Hachiya is a tea stand and cafe whose concept aims to reconstruct the culture of Japanese tea for the modern world. It has just released two new beverages inspired by the New Year and winter snow: the Sweet Sake Soy Milk Smoothie and Sweet Sake Smoothie. Available until January 31, these new drinks are served with gold leaf to capture the spirit of the New Year season. The gold leaf will stop being served once the stock has run out.
These smoothies have a Japanese essence to them from the smooth and full-bodied sweet sake which contains sake lees and rice malt combined with the sweetness of white bean jam. Since the sake contains sake lees the drink does contain alcohol (less than 1%).
Sweet Sake Soy Milk Smoothie: Small Size – ¥650 (Tax Included)
The fusion of sweet sake and soy milk gives this drink a creamy finish every sip.
Sweet Sake Smoothie: Small Size – ¥600 (Tax Included)
There is a rich taste of sweet sake that melts through the sweetness of the mellow milk in this drink.
Welcome the New Year with Hachiya’s new drink options inspired by piled up white snow.
Hachiya – Sendagaya Branch
Address: 4-1-8 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 9:00-19:00
Closed: Weekends, National Holidays, New Year’s Holidays
Hachiya – Daikanyama Branch
Address: 1-16-9 Ebisunishi, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 9:00-19:00
Closed: New Year’s Holidays only
Hachiya Official Website: http://8ya.jp/
TENOHA Christmas Fes 2018 Arrives at TENOHA DAIKANYAMA
26.November.2018 | SPOT
TENOHA Christmas Fes 2018 at TENOHA DAIKANYAMA in Daikanyama, Tokyo began on November 22. There are lots of events to look forward to.
MIRRORBOWLER Presents TENOHA Christmas Fes 2018 HOLY LIGHTS ILLUMINATION
Running: November 22, 2018 – January 10, 2019 (Illumination Time: 16:00-23:00)
Japanese art group MIRRORBOWLER is in charge of TENOHA DAIKANYAMA’s illuminations this year, putting on a display that combines light and shadow. The myriad reflections and sparkly lights will speak to people’s hearts.
TENOHA Christmas Fes 2018 OPENING RECEPTION (*FINISHED)
Running: November 21, 2018 at 18:00-22:00 (Illumination Time: From 19:00)
The pre-festival opening day on November 21 saw a magical Christmas atmosphere created through lights and music. Food by popular chefs was prepared and there was live music and DJ performances. Special guests were also invited to the illumination ceremony.
Running: November 22, 2018 – November 25, 2018
The holiday season will be brightened by up the Christmas market in the courtyard which will sell ornaments, gifts, food and drink.
＆STYLE RESTAURANT – “Il Menu di S.T Natale da TENOHA X’mas” Christmas Course
Available: December 23, 2018 – December 25, 2018
Enjoy a Christmas dinner in the fancy &STYLE RESTAURANT where you can feast on international seasonal vegetables and a line-up of gorgeous food specially prepared by the chefs.
bondolfi boncaffē – Colourful Winter Mousse / 5 Colours (¥600 each)
Available: December 1, 2018 – December 25, 2018
bondolfi’s original colourful mousses will brighten up the winter. Available for the month of December, each mousse combines two flavours.
Running: November 21, 2018 – December 25, 2018
Over at the &STYLE STORE they will sell a whole range of Xmas ornaments. Find your favourite!
Running: December 1, 2018 – December 25, 2018
Christmas Wrapping: December 22, 2018 – December 25, 2018
The &STYLE STORE will also stock a whole range of gifts for men, women and children. Each item has its own story and can’t be found anywhere else.
＆STYLE STORE – Christmas Window Installations
For 2018, the TENOHA &STYLE STORE will have Christmas window installations with a holy tinge to them, recreating the world of a girl in her dreams is both gorgeous and cute. When you knock on the window door you can enjoy a captivating light performance.
There are many other events happening at this year’s TENOHA Christmas Fes too, so head to Daikanyama for a Christmas to remember full of beautiful illuminations, fun and exciting experiences and delicious food.
TENOHA Christmas Fes 2018
Address: TENOHA DAIKANYAMA, 20-23 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date: November 21, 2018 – January 10, 2019
Access: 3-minutes from Daikanyama Station’s front exit via the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line.
Experience Japanese Culture #3: Temari Sushi Lesson in a Japanese Food Class at Dikanyama
Japanese model Yuri Sugunama, a.k.a “Yurippa,” is taking us on the third trip in her series series where she goes to personally experience Japanese culture and cultivate new hobbies. This time, she gets involved in a cooking lesson to make springtime temari sushi! Yurippa has always had an interest in homemade cooking but never really had the opportunity to challenge herself to it. So, how did she do…?
uki-uki cafe is located in Daikanyama which is just one stop from Shibuya on the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line. It’s an easy place to get to just 5-minutes from the station tucked away in a quiet residential area. Upon opening the door to the café, you are greeted with a fresh space full of green plant life. You’ll totally forget about the hustle and bustle of the city.
Teaching the lesson is uki-uki cafe’s representative, Ayumi Kashiwabara. She’s a food co-ordinator who promotes happy cooking that you’ll unintentionally want to take a photo of. Not only does she serve food that makes your everyday dining table evermore buoyant, she also holds cooking lessons every now and then. “Call me Ayu-chan-sensei, okay?” she says with a pose. She’s extremely friendly!
Today’s challenge is making two items: ‘temari sushi’ and ‘spring mizore soup.’ First off, the temari sushi! You begin by mixing together 250g of rice with 25ml of vinegar, 15g of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. This is then divided into 8 portions. Spread out some clingfilm and place ham in the middle. Then put one portion of rice on top and roll. Do this for all 8 portions. Roll the ham and rice into one and when taking the clingfilm off make sure that they stay together and don’t separate.
Next is making plum lotus roots. Fill the holes of the lotus roots with bainiku plum. Use your finger to delicately press it all together. It’s easy if you use a tube for this part. An excited Yurippa exclaimed, “This is the first time in my life I’m making food using bainiku plum!”
At this point, Ayu-chan-sensei added a small touch: “It’ll look gorgeous if you do it like this.” With just a little twist, she made it look even more fantastic by putting on thinly sliced lemon and sprinkling over some pepper. The two of them looked like they were having fun cooking next to each other.
Before dishing up the temari sushi, it’s time to make the mizore soup. Add two teaspoons of Japanese dashi to 120ml of water and mix in one teaspoon of soy sauce, one teaspoon of sake, one teaspoon of mirin, and a little salt. Bring to the boil and just add some grated daikon. Daikon skin has nutritional value, so wash it thoroughly and rub dry.
Yurippa was happy, commenting: “I can feel that food made by hand really is more delicious! It was easy and didn’t take long, plus I like how exciting it looks. I want to invite my friends over to my house for a meal.”
Cooking lessons are held once in a while at uki-uki cafe where you can learn how to make food that’ll make your ordinary days more fun. If you think a cooking lesson is a little too much to handle, then just pop in to the café for a kawaii meal. Coming face to face with the food at uki-uki cafe will surely make your day that much happier.
Traditional Japanese handicrafts and gifts to be sold at Daikanyama T-Site New Year’s event
Daikanyama T-Site are set to hold Nippon no Kurashi Ten 2018 ～Nenmatsu Nenshi no Omotenashi～ later this month at their Garden Gallery event space.
The New Year’s event will sell a wide range of different goods, such as New Year’s towels with Chinese zodiac designs, tools and everyday use items made with traditional techniques by skilled craftsmen, various gifts and much more.
The store will be lined with the perfect presents for someone you owe much to, for weddings, for baby showers, for long-awaited get-togethers with parents – the list goes on.
Since it’s the New Year, it’s nice to go back and embrace the culture and customs of Japan that has come to be so treasured. That’s what this annual event is all about.
A total of 16 brands will be found at the event with a line-up of items that add charm to the end of the year and call of the New Year.
Why not take a trip to Daikanyama T-Site’s Garden Gallery this New Year and find the perfect gift?
Japanese tea stand & cafe “Hachiya” now open in Sendagaya, Tokyo
Hi, everyone. I’m Shiota, the director of the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.
I recently visited the Japanese matcha stand and cafe Hachiya which opened in Sendagaya, an area within Shibuya that is lined with many different cafes, each with their own unique touch.
The entrance to Hachiya is stylish and breathes a nostalgic Japanese atmosphere. Outside the cafe is a bench made from bamboo and gravel spread across the ground.
The logo for the name of the shop is coupled with a family crest symbol, a style very popular right now in Japan. It’s a very polished design.
The interior decor is simple with just a counter. The impressive walls are decorated with waves reminiscent of ukiyo-e.
The shelved tableware display is lined with pieces collected from different countries by the cafe’s designer.
Bonsai trees are experiencing a global boom right now. This bonsai in Hachiya sits subtly and sophisticated.
At Hachiya they don’t just use tea leaves – they also incorporate each and every tool of the highest quality including teapots. I was spoiled for choice with Hachiya’s menu, but I managed to pick 3 items to show today.
“Inokura Kiu” (¥450)
This cup of tea was made with tea leaves harvested from “Tea Farm Inokura” in Tsukigase, Nara.
The tea at Hachiya is single and double brewed. It has amazing flavour right up to the very last drop.
Japanese tea making is a delicate processes where the temperature of the hot water, steam time and pouring speed can change the flavour entirely.
As the orders come in, the staff at Hachiya prepare each cup one by one with utmost precision. Watching their beautiful finger work while waiting for your tea is a relaxing moment of real bliss.
“Houjicha Smoothie” (Small ￥500 / Large ￥600)
They have 3 types of smoothie on the smoothie menu: green tea, houjicha and matcha. I chose the houjicha smoothie this time which is special for its aromatic fragrance.
It uses white bean paste instead of sugar meaning you can enjoy an elegant sweetness together with a faint touch of anko.
The lattes and smoothies on the Hachiya menu are both moderately sweet. You can customize the sweetness to your liking with the honey and refined sugar available at the counter.
“Kajitsu Tansan Reicha” (¥700)
This drink is a unique combination of tea, carbonated water and fruits.
Various fruits bob around inside including 2 grapes, lemon and pomegranate. The fruits used in the drink are changed depending on the season.
Any bitterness is removed by the fresh lemon, giving it a refreshing taste that you wouldn’t think is tea. At the bottom of the cup is jelly tea. As expected of a tea shop!
Besides drinks at Hachiya, other sweet delicacies they sell include anmitsu, soft cream, daifuku and karinto.
The 3 goodies I’ve shown you today are available at both the Sendagaya branch of Hachiya that I visited and the Daikanyama branch.
If you’re in Harajuku and need to kick back a little bit, then why not visit the Japanese tea stand and cafe Hachiya in Sendagaya to try one of their original teas?
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
The Japanese tea stand-café, “Hachiya” will open new stores in Sendagaya and Daikanyama
27.November.2017 | FOOD
The Japanese tea specialty store, “Hachiya’s” Sendagaya store will open on the 1st of December 2017 (Fri.) and the store in Daikanyama will open on the 5th of December (Tue.).
Under the concept of “recreating the culture of Japanese tea,” the popular fashion designer produced these stores. In addition to the standard original menu items of “Hachiya” such as green tea, roasted green tea and brown rice tea, they will offer natural and strictly selected menu itmes such as tea latte made using a bamboo whisk and Japanese desserts that go well with teas.
The name of the store “Hachiya” came from “Hachiju Hachiya” which is known as the day to begin harvesting tea leaves (the tea leaves harvested in Hachiju Hachiya has been known as a pick which brings luck” and the kanji character “八(eight)” which is known as a number which brings luck.
The tea latte is a mixture of powder green tea and milk mixed with a bamboo whisk. They are aiming to introduce the tea culture of Japan to customers by presenting how this product is made.
“Sencha Soda” which is an original product of the store is a new kind of green tea which has a fresh flavor. “Fruit Iri Sencha Soda” is a drink where you can enjoy the texture including the jelly and fresh fruit.
Moreover, a simple tea where you can enjoy the real flavor of tea leaves made with the special teapot selected by Gyokusendo which sells Tsuiki Doki, an intangible cultural asset, will be offered. Plus, they are planning to sell season-limited menu items so that you can enjoy each season.
Let’s enjoy these special tea drinks and Japanese desserts.
“Studio Ghibli no Anofuku” – Hand embroidered Ghibli clothing selling at Tsutaya Books in Daikanyama and Nakameguro!
18.September.2017 | FASHION
Tsutaya Books and Studio Ghibli are launching a new fashion brand called “Studio Ghibli no Anofuku”, which will be selling at Tsutaya Books in Daikanyama and Nakameguro.
Playful designs of Studio Ghibli characters have been hand embroidered onto carefully selected vintage wear. A lot of care and love has been put into every stitch to make these one-of-a-kind fashion items. The market for this product is largely aimed at children. You can purchase the cute clothes from the online shop, or alternatively, pop into Tsutaya in Daikanyama or Nakameguro.
At Tsutaya in Daikanyama, there will be a clothes care workshop running to commemorate “Studio Ghibli no Anofuku”.
Embark on an adventure with your favourite Ghibli characters!
SHISEIDO launches new skincare line “WASO” – check out the popup event in Daikanyama!
12.September.2017 | FASHION
SHISEIDO is available in 88 countries and regions worldwide. SHISEIDO is launching a new line of skincare products called “WASO”, which will be sold all over Japan from Sunday 10th October 2017. There will be a commemoration event running from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2017. This event will be run by “Utsukushiku-nareru Yaoya WASO”, which will be held in DAIKANYAMA T-SITE GARDEN GALLERY. Here, you can try out and purchase WASO products in advance.
From the first half of the 20th century, WASO has been making products for our generation of youths. They have dedicated themselves to “extracting the goods from raw ingredients”. This is where the idea of a new skincare line made with natural ingredients was born. Carrots, loquat fruit tree leaves, tofu, white jelly fungus and honey are the 5 natural ingredients from which the products are made, allowing you to experience the maximum quality of beauty.
During the three-day limited period, the popup shop “Utsukushiku-nareru Yaoya WASO” will showcase products made with natural ingredients. The ingredients have been used to their full potential, allowing you to experience “beauty at its simplest”. This is the true essence of WASO. This venue, that exhibits vegetables in a beautiful manner, is located in the trendy Daikanyama region. The trendy people of Daikanyama have never come across a Greengrocer store quite like this one. The inside of the store is beautiful no matter where you look. You will soon be persuaded by the photogenic atmosphere to take a picture!
During the 3-day period, there will be a special guest each day. On day one (Friday 29th Sept), multitalented model and illustrator Lauren Tsai will be entertaining you from 17:00 to 18:00. Day 2 (Saturday 30th Sept) will feature millennial star Hikaru Yokota from 15:00 to 18:00. Finally, the SHISEIDO ambassador Saki Nishimoto will make her appearance on the 3rd and final day (Sunday 1st Oct) from 15:00 to 18:00. You can enjoy her company for her 1-day-limited shop managerial position!
There’s also an SNS campaign! By taking a photo at the event or commenting on the event with the designated hashtag and posting on the SNS site, you could win the “Delicious Skin Box” and an original WASO bag as part of a set! Only 30 winners are selected in a prize draw at random. This special-sized box includes face wash, makeup remover, face lotion and cream.
From 29th September, the WASO official line account will open so you can keep up to date with the latest information. Don’t miss out! Shishi Yamazaki, a manager of world famous fashion brand promotion, receives lots of support from trend-loving girls. That’s why stamp-creator Shishi Yamazaki will be also distributing her own stamp from Friday 6h October!
Mak sure you get your hands on some WASO products during this 3-day period!
【Tokyo Stroll】Visiting “Coci la elle” in Daikanyama to get our hands on a colourful umbrella!
Daikanyama is a popular little place located in a quiet residential area filled with stylish cafés and shops. It’s surrounded by big tourist areas including Shibuya, Ebisu, Nakameguro and Ikejiri-Ōhashi, so is very easily accessible. Today we head to Daikanyama with Rinko Murata-chan, a place where you can have all kinds of fun shopping, eating or simply strolling around, to visit “Coci la elle Swan,” a shop specializing in umbrellas.
“Coci la elle” – Umbrella Specialists
Coci la elle started originally stocked only one type of umbrella when it opened, a type made for protecting you from the sun. They now own a second shop in Daikanyama which opened in April this year in addition to the main shop and studio in Kiyosumi-shirakawa.
Today, we are visiting the newly-opened shop in Daikanyama, “Coci la elle2,” which goes by the name of the “swan” shop. It received this name as the number “2” looks like a swan. The closest station is Daikanyama Station via the Tōkyū Tōyoko Line. The station is only 1 stop from Shibuya and so is conveniently accessible, with Coci la elle only an 8-minute walk away from the front entrance.
Seize yourself a handmade umbrella
Coci la elle offers vibrant umbrellas in all types of colours and designs to brighten your day when those rainy days get you down. They also have umbrellas that will protect you from the blistering sun on those scorching days while also making you feel elegant at the same time.
The sun protection umbrellas are all made by hand, one by one, with their own individual designs and embroidery. The rain umbrellas are printed designs, but these are also all made by the head of the brand Chika Higashi, who makes collages out of photos and her own illustrations.