It’s the second last day of our stay in Tokyo! We decided to split up today as the girls wanted to wander and the boys wanted to do their own things like take a nap and exercise or go to the Museum of Natural History. which according to the Geographer in the group, is a fantastic place.
But before that! Breakfast as always! Today we wander into Mark City at Shibuya!
would trade me for bread loves bread
I love bakeries in Tokyo even though I’m not a fan of bread (I think they dissolve into a strange and horrible paste in my mouth) but I think Jap bread is really good!
The only reason why we ended up there was because we were starving and the queue to where we REALLY wanted to go was SO LONG.
Midori sushi, along with Joel Robuchon, is my Must Visit every time I go visit Japan. To be honest, I think only the Aburi Sushi platter is worth eating but my friends seem to like the rest. So okay 😀
I prefer the Ginza outlet but Mark City was the closest to us and the most convenient to get to (It was literally at the foot of our accommodation)
After breakfast (number 2), the boys went off to do their own thing while the girls FINALLY had some time to slow down and just wander (and exclaim over cute, impractical things haha)
One stop away from Shibuya is Aoyama and if you’ve never been to Aoyama, eschewing it for the big names like Shibuya and Shinjuku, then YOU MUST GO VISIT THE PLACE. Especially if you are just visiting Tokyo with a girlfriend and you (like me) dislike partying night life scenes and the like, then Aoyama would be PERFECT for you. If Shibuya and Harajuku is representative of the Tokyo teen blazing through fashion and rock, then Aoyama is the Tokyo girl grown up with a newfound appreciation of the slower, finer things in life like good healthy food, quality makeup and a more minimalist refined take on life.
Our first stop was to Japanese “Three” which is a Japanese cosmetics brand that I like for their very minimalist yet classy branding. I’m not into make up or clothes so I tend not to be too adventurous in this aspect. When I do find products I like, I just always kinda stick to them especially if I feel they are not harsh or filled with a bunch of chemical junk.
I ended up helping friends purchase some items and getting a bottle of makeup remover which I’ll show you in another post! I am in love with the oil. It just smells SO good and works so well but I have this sinking feeling if I just used normal coconut/ olive oil it would have the same results. Haha.
Next to ‘Three’ cosmetics is Revive Kitchen! Tell me more about it in the next post! 😀 If you are searching for healthy food in Tokyo like green smoothies, gluten free pancakes etc, then Revive kitchen is definitely for you!
Next, a walk down Aoyama.
Daylesford is another organic cafe/ supermarket. I told you Aoyama is heaven for people like me! Haha.
And just right next door is a cold pressed juice/ smoothie place! And they do green juice/ smoothies too! And even hot smoothies! Which is really rare in Singapore! (Some people believe those with impaired digestions should drink their drinks warms to aid digestion!)
Then we stumbled upon a farmer’s market YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
Everything was so gorgeous and beautiful and I bought whatever I could bring back to SG but what I really really wanted to buy were all the fruits and veggies! Look at the radish!!!! And only $2 for that beauty! UGH!
It was a lovely lovely time just walking from Aoyama back to Shibuya to meet the boys.
Next is Shabu Shabu time!
Was decent enough I guess though definitely not as high grade as the best Japan can offer. But for the price it was okay. By this time I was really sick of heavy food already so this dish of udon, veg and meat was a welcome relief! 😀