There is nothing worse than an instructor barking out directions in an aggressive manner. At Basi Pilates in Roppongi, you will be gently directed and encouraged in a positive and comfortable environment by english speaking staff.
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.
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.
It has a comfy setting with dim lighting and warm decor. Many people come here to unwind with colleagues. The restaurant part offers good eats, nice char-broiled steaks and the like. The bar is encircled by stools and it will get very crowded on Friday nights so get there early if you want a place to sit down.
I have frequented this museum on several occasions. On one occasion, a fashion exhibit was being displayed. They had tons of dresses on display from different time periods. On another occasion, I viewed some artwork that was quite unsavory...something that you wouldn't want a young child to see.
Make sure to go on a sunny day to completely enjoy the Panoramic View.
A nice church that gives English mass. It is very crowded on Christmas Eve, so go early. The priests add a nice touch at the end of service which is to ask if there are any new members. He asks people to stand up if they would like in order to tell everyone where they are from. It is wonderful to see people from different parts of the world come to pray.
As for being inspired? If you come to be inspired by the sermons then you will be inspired. If you come for the architecture, then it is indeed an older church.
A complex maze of shops and restaurants that can leave visitors feeling flustered. I frequent this complex in order to visit May's Garden Salon and Estination/Bals. I have become familiar with how to come and go now but it certainly took sometime. So, if you are visiting, be prepared to get lost.
Delicious sweets and cheeses but at a hefty price. Don't miss out on the delicious macaroons made by la mama...heavenly, melt-in-your-mouth, treats.
The quiche and pastas are satisfactory when you want to take a rest from cooking...almost as good as home-cooking but not quite there.
A comfortable and spacious facility which includes a 24 hour supermarket and Dean & Deluca in the basement. It is wonderful to visit around Christmas when they have all of the lights (Exit through the basement to get to the park).
I went to this salon on a few occasions for hair color, cut, and an eye brow wax. My stylist, who lived in NYC, was very good at coloring hair and she did a nice job on my eyebrows. However, I did not like how she cut and styled my hair. It looked 'choppy.' Finally, I requested that reception address me in the same manner that they address their Japanese clientele (RE: using the surname) but they did not.
My Japanese teacher and I frequent the Ritz Carlton for tea and lunch. The service has always been impeccable and we are always seated immediately. It has a nice view of Tokyo.
You are able to order finger-food served on a traditional tiered platter or you are able to order a hamburger, sandwich, soup, and/or salad as well. It is more expensive than The Peninsula tea room but perhaps you are paying for the view?
I visited this place several times for a combination of acupuncture and massage. The massage itself was very good, however, I found the acupuncture to be quite uncomfortable. Also, I requested that they call me by my family name but they did not.
My husband and I visited this dentist for several years. He was professional and efficient. However, his secretaries were sometimes inefficient due to a language barrier which was why we changed dentists.
A wonderful restaurant located in the Ritz Carlton. My husband and I had Teppanyaki and it was delicious. You are able to enjoy sushi and tempura as well. The food is nicely presented and the atmosphere is pleasant. It is a Michelin star 1 restaurant. The service is friendly as well. It is very expensive though.
The food and the view is fantastic. The lunch buffet is good for a ladies lunch. The waiters and management are friendly. However, the hostess that greets you at the door is much more attentive and friendly towards the Japanese ladies than she is towards the non-Japanese ladies(on the 3 occasions that I have had lunch here).
Update: They have know changed this restaurant into two restaurants: An American Grill and a French restaurant. We went to the American grill restaurant. It still has the same style buffet which is very tasty.
I am keeping the rating at 2.5 because the hostess did not say good-bye to us as we left. Also, we purchased a large bottle of pricey Pellegrino and we only drank half of it b/c the waiters had to be consistently reminded to fill up our glasses.