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POPEYE CAMERA SHOP	   10-2-2 JIYUGAOKA  MEGURO-KU, TOKYO 152-0035  +81-3-3718-3431     a boutique chain stocking the essentials (cameras, no-nonsense accessories, 35 mm film) and the extras (polka dot photo corners, pocket albums, some of the best-looking camera straps around). print services and hobby photography classes are offered as well.

POPEYE CAMERA SHOP 10-2-2 JIYUGAOKA MEGURO-KU, TOKYO 152-0035 +81-3-3718-3431 a boutique chain stocking the essentials (cameras, no-nonsense accessories, 35 mm film) and the extras (polka dot photo corners, pocket albums, some of the best-looking camera straps around). print services and hobby photography classes are offered as well.

One specific place I would like to visit in Japan is the Pokemon Center in either Tokyo or Osaka City!! I undersand there's one in NYC, but I would rather go to Pokemon Center in Japan because it's twice as big ;)

One specific place I would like to visit in Japan is the Pokemon Center in either Tokyo or Osaka City!! I undersand there's one in NYC, but I would rather go to Pokemon Center in Japan because it's twice as big ;)

DevilCraft Kanda http://en.devilcraft.jp/

DevilCraft Kanda http://en.devilcraft.jp/

Puppet Circus - The Show by Gurololi.deviantart.com on @deviantART  Taken at Laforet Museum (Japan), "Harajuku Dolls Exhibition"  [link]    Unoa-Quluts.  Costumes by 夢幻堂: [link]

Puppet Circus - The Show by Gurololi.deviantart.com on @deviantART Taken at Laforet Museum (Japan), "Harajuku Dolls Exhibition" [link] Unoa-Quluts. Costumes by 夢幻堂: [link]

EBISU YOKOCHO	   1-7-4 EBISU  SHIBUYA-KY, TOKYO 150-0013    it doesn’t look like much from the street. but once inside, this after-work and late-night dining destination reveals itself to be a revelrous winding food hall showcasing regional dishes from across the country. grab frosty mugs of lemon shochu cocktails and take a table in the aisle where you can dig into all sorts of small plates from onigiri and sushi to yakisoba and steak.

EBISU YOKOCHO 1-7-4 EBISU SHIBUYA-KY, TOKYO 150-0013 it doesn’t look like much from the street. but once inside, this after-work and late-night dining destination reveals itself to be a revelrous winding food hall showcasing regional dishes from across the country. grab frosty mugs of lemon shochu cocktails and take a table in the aisle where you can dig into all sorts of small plates from onigiri and sushi to yakisoba and steak.

神保町へ行こう - ミロンガ・ヌォーバ

神保町へ行こう - ミロンガ・ヌォーバ

LITTLE NAP COFFEE	   5-65-4 YOYOGI   SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO 151-0053  +81-3-3466-0074     inside the closet-size shop, under a well-worn world map and chalkboard menu, meticulous baristas execute pour-over coffees and pull perfect espresso shots. outside, wooden sawhorse benches on this parkside residential street make a nice people-watching perch.

LITTLE NAP COFFEE 5-65-4 YOYOGI SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO 151-0053 +81-3-3466-0074 inside the closet-size shop, under a well-worn world map and chalkboard menu, meticulous baristas execute pour-over coffees and pull perfect espresso shots. outside, wooden sawhorse benches on this parkside residential street make a nice people-watching perch.

Naniwa Food Theme Park  Hours: 11:00 to 20:00   Admission:Free  Naniwa Kuishinbo is a food theme park, located inside the Tempozan Marketplace shopping mall. Its stalls showcase Osaka's variety of native dishes and specialties, such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki, all set in a fun, old-style atmosphere.

Naniwa Food Theme Park Hours: 11:00 to 20:00 Admission:Free Naniwa Kuishinbo is a food theme park, located inside the Tempozan Marketplace shopping mall. Its stalls showcase Osaka's variety of native dishes and specialties, such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki, all set in a fun, old-style atmosphere.

Just a few blocks from Toy Tokyo - get an authentic taste of Japan at Otafuku, Takoyaki, Yakisoba and Okonomiyaki.  Sooo good!

Just a few blocks from Toy Tokyo - get an authentic taste of Japan at Otafuku, Takoyaki, Yakisoba and Okonomiyaki. Sooo good!

LAPAZ	   2-22-2 JINGUMAE   SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO 150-0001  +81-3-6438-9624     act like a local and post up for an afternoon at this cafe, mercantile, and event space. go for coffee, tea, and baked goods, or take the mediterranean sandwiches, salads, and pasta route. either way: end up on a couch and take advantage of wi-fi in the sunny back room. pick up chocolates, stationery, candles, or other gifty items on the way out.

LAPAZ 2-22-2 JINGUMAE SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO 150-0001 +81-3-6438-9624 act like a local and post up for an afternoon at this cafe, mercantile, and event space. go for coffee, tea, and baked goods, or take the mediterranean sandwiches, salads, and pasta route. either way: end up on a couch and take advantage of wi-fi in the sunny back room. pick up chocolates, stationery, candles, or other gifty items on the way out.

Suito Pozu - Kanda - Restaurants & Cafés - Time Out Tokyo

Suito Pozu

Suito Pozu - Kanda - Restaurants & Cafés - Time Out Tokyo

SAFARI VINTAGE	   1F 3-57-4 KOENJI  SUGINAMI-KU TOKYO   +81-3-5378-9230     make this jam-packed thrift store the first stop on a tour of the koenji shopping district and neighboring shimokitazawa. vintage shops cover block after block. a smattering of record shops and sidewalk cafes break up the landscape.

SAFARI VINTAGE 1F 3-57-4 KOENJI SUGINAMI-KU TOKYO +81-3-5378-9230 make this jam-packed thrift store the first stop on a tour of the koenji shopping district and neighboring shimokitazawa. vintage shops cover block after block. a smattering of record shops and sidewalk cafes break up the landscape.

Japan's largest cat cafe! Nyanda cafe :D #AMERICANAPPAREL #PINATRIPWITHAA

Japan's largest cat cafe! Nyanda cafe :D #AMERICANAPPAREL #PINATRIPWITHAA

Pocky Is Finally Available in Lightsaber Form ...OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I NEED THIS!!

Pocky Is Finally Available in Lightsaber Form ...OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I NEED THIS!!

TSUKIJI FISH MARKET	   5-2-1 TSUKIJI   CHUO-KU, TOKYO 104-0045  +81-3-3542-1111     the stuff of legends. wake before the sun comes up to see chefs from near and far bid on the catch of the day followed by a fresh fish feast for breakfast. only 120 people are let in each morning. if you make the trip but miss the cut-off, wait on line at the perpetually mobbed sushi dai or daiwa zushi, both in row six inside the open-air wholesale market.

TSUKIJI FISH MARKET 5-2-1 TSUKIJI CHUO-KU, TOKYO 104-0045 +81-3-3542-1111 the stuff of legends. wake before the sun comes up to see chefs from near and far bid on the catch of the day followed by a fresh fish feast for breakfast. only 120 people are let in each morning. if you make the trip but miss the cut-off, wait on line at the perpetually mobbed sushi dai or daiwa zushi, both in row six inside the open-air wholesale market.