Coffee bar Fuglen and Design Festa Gallery (Tokyo, 2014 #5)

Yoyogi park closed

Yoyogi park closed

People in Tokyo (and I guess in all of Japan) love Hawaii. There are all kinds of restaurants, bars and shops that refer to this tropical island.
Bondi Cafe Yoyogi Beach Park

Bondi Cafe Yoyogi Beach Park

Bondi café – Yoyogi Beach park

For brunch, we ended up in Bondi café, a place packed with young folks and business people. It’s right in front of Yoyogi park. We had cereals with fresh fruit and some acai berry ‘sauce’ (instead of yoghurt). And we had the tofu pancakes with fresh fruit. It all was very nice and we were totally stuffed. I rate Bondi café with a 7.5 out of 10.
Address: 1-15-2 Tomigaya | Barbizon55 1F, Shibuya 151-0063 , Tokyo Prefecture (Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu)
Fuglen Coffee tokyo

Fuglen Coffee Tokyo

Tokyo coffee map

Tokyo coffee map

Coffee bar Fuglen

Next to Bondi cafe is a good coffee place called Fuglen, which has a 70-80’s style interior and a big leather couch to sink in and relax, which we did for a while with a good cup of coffee and some magazines to read, while listening to LPs with good old rock music. I rate coffee bar Fuglen with an 8.5 out of 10.
Address: Tomigaya 1-16-11 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Entrance temple Meiji Jingu

Entrance temple Meiji Jingu

Wedding at Temple Meiji Jingu

Wedding at Temple Meiji Jingu

Yoyogi park closed

Yoyogi park is closed due to a dengue virus that is spread by mosquitoes. Only a small part is open, including the touristic temple of Meiji-jingu. When we visited the temple, it was not busy. We saw a traditional wedding parade and then walked back to the entrance. It’s a pity we could not see more of this famous park. I wondered if the mosquitoes could read the signs and would stay within the boundaries of the closed area.
Entrance Watari-um museum

Entrance Watari-um museum

Boring Watari-um museum

From Yoyogi park we went to Watari-um museum. We thought it would be a cool, creative museum. But it was really boring. There was one expo about an artist who made magazines covers. The entrance price was relatively high too. It was definitely not our cup of tea, and so we finished the museum in 15 minutes.
Address: 3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture (Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu)
Design Festa Gallery Tokyo

Design Festa Gallery Tokyo

Arty traffic pawn design festa gallery

Arty traffic pawn Design Festa Gallery

Japanes girl portret at festa gallery Tokyo

Japanes ‘girl’ portret at Design Festa Gallery Tokyo

Manga drawings design festa gallery

Manga drawings Design Festa Gallery

Design Festa Gallery

In search of better art, we went to Design Festa Gallery. It’s a creative-looking place where young artists expose their art. We saw some manga drawings and photography. Not high-end art, at all but fun to see. Inside the building there is also a restaurant.
Address: 3-20-18 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Tokyo
Restaurant Hanabi Nakamegiro Tokyo

Restaurant Hanabi Nakameguro Tokyo

Vegetarian restaurant: Hanabi nakameguro

For dinner we first went to a vegetarian restaurant: Hanabi nakameguro. It was empty but situated in a fashionable neighbourhood, so we thought it would be good. But unfortunately, it was a horrible restaurant. We paid 25 Euros for some watery tofu and fish cake. We were happy we only ordered a few dishes. Within 20 minutes we were standing outside, still with empty bellies. We rate restaurant Hanabi Nakameguro with a 3 out of 10.
Collage Izakaya Warayakiya Tokyo

Izakaya Warayakiya Tokyo

Izakaya Warayakiya

In our second try for a nice dinner, we made a metro trip to Roppongi, where we arrived at Izakaya Warayakiya. We only had to wait for 5 minutes before we could sit at the counter, around a huge grill where they grilled the dishes with fresh straw (which makes a huge fire!). We drank beer, sake and ate some delicious dishes. It was one great ‘food fest’. We rate Izakya Warayakiya with an 8.5 out of 10.
Address: 6-8-8 Roppongi | Roppongi Go Dee Bldg. 1F, Minato 106-0032, Tokyo Prefecture (Akasaka / Roppongi)
Streamer container coffee spot

Streamer container coffee spot

Japanese shoe magazine shoe master

Street Art Tokyo

Street Art Tokyo

Green window Tokyo

Tokyo by night

Tokyo by night

Poster Shibuyavivid Tokyo

Poster Shibuyavivid Tokyo

Eat In Sign Tokyo

Cover Brutus Coffee magazine

Brutus Coffee magazine

Batman promotion Tokyo

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2 thoughts on “Coffee bar Fuglen and Design Festa Gallery (Tokyo, 2014 #5)

  1. Heb je de film Enter the void gezien, die zich in Tokyo afspeelt? Is heftig maar erg de moeite waard! En ben benieuwd of je overeenkomsten ziet met het Tokyo zoals jij het hebt meegemaakt.

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