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  • Suntory Museum of Art (Museums / Roppongi)
  • 2010/10/19
  • Quaint and well-appointed, this museum offers many different exhibits . When I visited, there was a glass exhibit being displayed.
    It is smaller than the Mori Art museum and doesn't offer the Panoramic view but it makes a nice diversion if you are shopping at Midtown.
  • National Azabu Supermarket: Hiroo (Groceries/Supermarkets / Hiroo)
  • 2010/10/19
  • I do all my shopping at Nissen with one exception: the 2nd floor at National Azabu. This floor offers the best selection of new(not used), English literature anywhere in Tokyo. It also offers an array of greeting cards, cooking books, and kitchenware. The first floor not only offers processed goods: they have a fresh fish deli, a meat deli, and wonderful, French gourmet cheeses. However, it is just too small to shop comfortably not to mention the tourists who frequent this store to window shop (Japanese people from the surrounding Tokyo areas).
  • Rainbow Roll Sushi (Sushi / Azabu-juban)
  • 2010/10/19
  • Having lived in Tokyo for 11 years, I am familiar with authentic sushi. This place isn't about authentic sushi, it is about Californian sushi. It is a trendy place and as a Dominic mentioned, a great place to take a nervous eater.
  • Suji's (American / Azabu-juban)
  • 2010/10/19
  • Overpriced for what is on offer. A $25.00 hamburger that is mediocre in not my idea of a good place to eat. Especially when I can cook much better tasting food at home. Perhaps it is surviving because it is frequented by non-Japanese who do not cook and crave some home-style meals? Whatever the case, it is a crime what they charge here.
  • Meiji Jingu (Shrines / Harajuku)
  • 2010/10/19
  • A beautiful place to go to get a breath of fresh air in Tokyo. It is very peaceful, you will forget that you live in a hectic city. Make sure to visit during 'coming-of-age-day' in Japan when all of the 20 year olds get dolled up in their traditional finery.
  • Absolut Icebar Tokyo (Bars / Hiroo)
  • 2010/10/21
  • This is the type of place that you visit once because of the atrocious entry fee. It is fun to do just to experience it or if you are entertaining out-of-town visitors.
    I especially enjoyed the fruity flavored vodka. Who knew absolute came in so many flavors?
  • Cicada (Mediterranean / Hiroo)
  • 2010/10/21
  • A good place to go with the girls or as Dominic mentioned, the Desperate-housewive-types LOL...you will however see other demographics. It is a stylish place that offers delicious tapas. I wouldn't go here for a special occasion but it is suitable for upscale, casual dining.
  • Omotesando Hills (Landmarks & Historical Places / Harajuku)
  • 2010/10/23
  • High luxury goods and esthetically pleasing to the eye but....it seems to lack energy..at least the times that we have been there. With the exception of visiting one of the many restaurants on the top floor in the evening, it is usually quite empty. The dim lighting doesn't help either.
  • Tokyo Tower (Night View Spots / Azabu-juban)
  • 2010/10/23
  • I really don't have anything positive to say about most towers: Seattle, Auckland, Vancouver and the Tokyo Tower is no exception. Even worse, they don't even have a proper restaurant on the top floor. Perhaps this is a good thing, however, since most tower restaurants have mediocre food b/c you are paying for the view. The restaurants at the Tokyo Tower are fast food only such as Baskin Robbins and burger chains. The majority of tourists are high school kids on an outing. But see for yourself, you should experience it at least once, for the view.
  • Tokyu Hands: Shibuya (Fun Shops / Shibuya)
  • 2010/10/23
  • A large store that has products ranging from sporting goods to bathroom toiletries. If you have looked everywhere for something in particular then this should be your final destination. It is always extremely crowded here so either be prepared to walk up and down the many sets of stairs or wait in line for the next available elevator. Also, don't forget to receive your customer point card on the main floor. Happy shopping!
  • Don Quijote (Consumer Electronics / Roppongi)
  • 2010/10/23
  • The Japanese version of Walmart with the exception of a floor selling luxury goods under lock and key...even then, I wouldn't purchase anything designer here because I have heard that they are sometimes fake. It is a loud place, very busy, and dirty. If you don't want to make the trek to Tokyu Hands, then you may chose to settle for D.Q.
  • KiddyLand (Kids & Infants / Harajuku)
  • 2010/10/23
  • A great place to find all the latest in kid's toys. It is noisy and overcrowded, you will be elbow to elbow with other customers. They offer gift wrapping which is a nice touch. It is convienently located next to Oriental Bazaar in Harajuku.
  • Oriental Bazaar (Japanese Goods / Harajuku)
  • 2010/10/23
  • Oriental Bazaar is just that, BIZARRE! If you ever take a Japanese friend here, they will find a lot of goods to be less than authentic. However, people receiving the gifts probably won't notice the difference.
    They have dishes, hankerchiefs, yukatas, kimonos, make-up cases, and furniture plus a whole lot more. Most of the shoppers are non-Japanese searching for that perfect souvenir.
  • Home Work's: Hiroo (American / Hiroo)
  • 2010/10/23
  • I am not overly impressed by the quality of the food at this location or at the one in Azabu Juban. As mentioned by another poster, the burgers lack seasoning. The portions are decent and it is nice to be able to get a beer but other than that, it is really no different than a fast food joint.
  • La Jolla (Mexican / Hiroo)
  • 2010/10/23
  • I find the food here to be average. The service is satisfactory and the atmosphere is cozy and casual. It is located on the 2nd floor, not far from the Hiro-o station. I wouldn't frequent this place often, only if I am really craving Mexican food and I don't want to cook it at home myself.
  • Outback: Shinagawa (American / Shinagawa)
  • 2010/10/23
  • I think that I have become quite spoiled living in Tokyo for over a decade because it seems to me that the food tastes all the same. It is a casual dining experience, somewhere you would go if you are hungry but not needing to be inspired and/or impressed. The blooming onion makes a nice talk piece but make sure you have antacid in your medicine cabinet.
  • A Cut Above: Hiroo (Hair Salons / Hiroo)
  • 2010/10/24
  • I had the worst experience at this salon. I received a permanent wave and the male stylist completely fried my hair. He also cut my hair in a style more suitable for a elderly woman. Never again.
  • Estination (Boutique/Luxury Brands / Roppongi)
  • 2010/10/24
  • A vast array of jewels, perfume, flowers, and clothes. Heavenly but very expensive. The staff are courteous as well.
  • Mitsukoshi: Nihombashi (Department Stores / Nihombashi)
  • 2010/10/24
  • This is the place to go for high quality goods. It is Mitsukoshi's main headquarters. They have a great selection of clothing, Kitchenware, and so forth. The basement floors are like a food museum. They sell a wide selection of food such as sushi, salads, bentos, etc. Also, you can find Harrod's tea products and sweets.
  • Relax Body (Massage / Omotesando, Aoyama)
  • 2010/10/24
  • When you first enter the shop, you will be asked to sit down on the leather couches. You are then served a cup of tea. Afterwards, you are taken to the basement where they have several small private rooms. Before your massage, you soak your feet for several minutes. The massages that I have received here have been exceptional. Staff members are professional and courteous. The only negative thing I would have to say is that it is quite time consuming...tea, foot soak, more tea afterwards. Be sure to make room for an extra 30 minutes plus your treatment.
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