Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch: Kagurazaka and Kichijouji


Two of my lovely friends from Kobe came up to Tokyo for the last couple weekends, and as they are new to the city, I tried to tailor each lunch date to their personalities and interests. 

Pari-chan speaks fluent French and is always dressed to the nines with 6 inch heels, so I thought Kagurazaka would be a good choice. We both showed up in similar coral dresses and nude heels (great minds think alike!). After a quick wander, and a brief visit to the cheese shop, we had lunch at Creperie La Bretagne. The bretonne-style crepes are indeed very good and crispy, especially the type with onions, although the price is a little high... but then again, it is Kagurazaka, and the charming French-speaking waiters were extremely nice. 

Squirelled away in the streets behind the station is Clasi.co Shoten, a quirky second-hand bookstore. They have an interesting selection, with a lot of art and food tomes, and a small section where you can get one, two or three books for 500 yen!


Aki-chan, who calls me her older sister, is always fun and interested in odd things, so we went all the way to Kichijouji to have awesome vegetarian burgers as Deva Deva. The burgers were highly satisfying, with a whole series to choose from, and the pizza and curries also looked really good. They also have organic gingerale, which is perfect on a warm Tokyo day. We wandered through the streets looking at the cute purses, graffiti and plant stores, before heading for Inokashira Koen.




There is a little coffee shop in the middle of the park, which also offers fresh banana milkshakes, yum! Kichijouji is somewhere you can spend an entire day wandering, and it is just a couple kilometre walk to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

6 comments:

  1. all of those places look so yummy!! its great to have someone like you to be a city guide, lots of fab little places most wouldnt think to go!

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    1. Cheers! Lets hope Lonely Planet or the Michelin Guide people decide to recruit me ;p

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  2. I agree with sarah marie, I'd love to have you as a city guide too. You seem to know what people will like and how to make them feel comfortable. :)

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    1. Thank you! That is really nice of you(*^^*)

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  3. Aw I didn't even know I was so close to a paddle boat ride! :P I should have gone on the day I went to Ghibli Museum! :)

    By the way, your dress with those leggings is soooo cute. I hope you don't mind, I may be copying that outfit. :)

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    1. Thank you dear, copy as much as you want. The dress is from H&M, and I love it to death!

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