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  • Basi Pilates (Fitness Clubs / Roppongi)
  • 2012/07/29
  • 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.
  • Ohara's (French / Gotanda)
  • 2012/07/12
  • Deserves more than a one star rating in my opinion. It has all of the qualities of a fine food restaurant; ambiance, decor, service, and the food, the food is spectacular. They use smoked wood chips to grill the scallop and salmon appetizers and it is heavenly. Slicing through the beef tenderloin is like slicing through candy floss...so succulent. It is run by a husband and wife team which adds to its charm and warmth. I will definitely go back again and again.
  • Reikipuncture (Acupuncture / Ebisu)
  • 2012/06/13
  • Amina-san is a lovely lady who does home visits as well. She is professional, always arrives right on time and most importantly, has calming, relaxing abilities.
    I feel more relaxed, clear headed, and rested after receiving reikipuncture. It isn't an aggressive treatment but a holistic one.
  • ==CLOSED ==Hayato New york (Hair Salons / Omotesando, Aoyama)
  • 2012/03/24
  • Great customer service. They really take care of you. They do just as good of a job on my hair highlights as foreign run salons in Tokyo.

    Note: They have moved to the Roppongi area.
  • Bulgari Il Cafe (Italian / Harajuku)
  • 2011/12/03
  • A great place to go once in awhile for a treat. Great quality coffee and food but very minimalist in quantity. The service and presentation was excellent.
  • Villeroy & Boch (Interior Design & Furniture / Jiyugaoka)
  • 2010/10/26
  • Smart and casual kitchenware. Tons of cups and dishes and utensils with unique designs that are a little bit pricey. It is a German brand, very sturdy and well made. Good quality goods with style
  • Odaiba Seaside Park (Night View Spots / Odaiba)
  • 2010/10/25
  • I have always thought that Odaiba is underrated. It is a great little island to visit for the day to take in some shopping at venus fort or the other shopping galleries. There are many restaurants that offer an incredible view of the Rainbow Bridge at night. As for the Park, I wouldn't even compare it to an American park just like I wouldn't compare and American Park to Odaiba's. It is a nice place to relax and unwind and watch the boats go by with a backdrop setting of the Rainbow Bridge. If anything, it is more exciting than most parks because you are able to watch something other than the wind blowing in the trees.
  • Nikko (Landmarks & Historical Places / Kita-Senju)
  • 2010/10/25
  • I took a tour with a friend so that she could see another part of Japan. We visited a temple where we were able to see traditional Japan, had a traditional Udon and grilled fish lunch, and then enjoyed the scenery. A must see and do for visitors and a great place to escape for Tokyo locals. As enigmatic mentioned, book in advance.
  • Sensoji (Temples / Asakusa)
  • 2010/10/25
  • A tourist trap? I am not sure if I agree. I have lived here for 11 years so I am familiar with Kyoto and other places in Japan. I think that taking a visitor to Asakusa is high on the list. Yes, it isn't a place for a local to frequently visit if it isn't their SHTICK but on the other hand, it is a very energetic, interesting place to take newbies to Japan.
  • Bic Camera: Yurakucho (Consumer Electronics / Ginza)
  • 2010/10/25
  • A great place to get your electronics and appliances. You get great discounts when you use your point card. However, don't expect anyone to be able to serve you in English (even if they claim to have English speaking staff, your novice Japanese will be much easier to understand). They have 5 or 6 floors. The top floor consists of restaurants and luxury items such as bags and pens. The Thai restaurant is actually quite good, suprisingly enough.
  • Venus Fort (Shopping Malls / Odaiba)
  • 2010/10/25
  • An amazing shopping mall....as Gabriella mentioned, it is like you have been transported to Cesar's Palace in Vegas. Tons of shops and restaurants. Convenient lockers for you to store your jackets and bags. A lot of open space which is a novelty living in Tokyo.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Mori Art Museum (Museums / Roppongi)
  • 2010/10/19
  • 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.
  • Franciscan Chapel Center (Churches-Catholic / Roppongi)
  • 2010/10/19
  • 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.
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