DolceBunnie's Quick Guide to Tokyo

In May, as a celebration of my birthday, the other travel bunnie and I took a trip to Japan. It was our first time there and as you can imagine, I tried to squeeze as much as I could into our itinerary. Below is a quick guide to what we did in Tokyo, retrace our steps and stay tuned for more detailed posts in the coming weeks. 

Where we Stayed:

For a piece of history at a convenient location:
The Tokyo Station Hotel
1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda

For incredible views of Tokyo and Mt.Fuji on a clear day, as well as their renowned excellent service:
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku

What did we Eat:

For the best pancake breakfast:
Cafe Kaila 
B1F Gyre, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku

For traditional tempura made right in front of your eyes:
Tempura Tsunahachi
3-31-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

For satisfying that midnight craving:
Soba Kichi Izakaya
7F, Tokyo Shin-Marunouchi Building
1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku

For a mind-blowing theatrical experience with a Michelin Star:
Tapas Molecular Bar
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku

For the freshest sushi breakfast:
Daiwa Sushi
Building 6
5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku

For when you want to stuff your face with uni from many different origins:
1F Kato Shijo
4-10-14 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku

For an relaxing afternoon tea in the heart of Ginza:
il Bar
9F Bulgari Ginza Tower
2-7-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku

For the fabulous 3-Michelin-Star fining dining experience in a chateau:
Joël Robuchon Restaurant
Ebisu Garden Place
1-13-1 Mita, Meguro-ku

Where did we Relax:

For the first of its kind spa experience:
evian Spa Tokyo
Palace Hotel 
1-1-1 MarunouchiChiyoda-ku

What did we See:

For it’s the only one in the world:
1-13 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture

For its morning 8am ritual:
Meiji Shrine
1-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya

For taking that touristy photo:
Shibuya Crossing (order a coffee from Starbuck to get your best angle)

For the ultimate Japanese experience:
Sumo Tournament
Ryogoku Kokugikan
1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida

For the I-don’t-know-what-to-think experience:
Robot Restaurant
B2F Shinjuku Robot Building
1-7-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku

*Disclaimer: This blog post is in collaboration with Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar. The night we got back home, we devoured a Middle Eastern Beef pizza from Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar along with a Japanese pulled chicken salad and a spicy Korean prawn salad. Made with pulled & ground beef with Middle Eastern spices, traditional Sujuk beef sausage, caramelised onions, cherry tomatoes and pine nuts,  the pizza was devoured within minutes. But if you don’t like playing your cards safe and want something out of ordinary, you’ve gotta try the Korean salad for its unbeatable prawn and kimchi combination (a little strange, I know, as that was my initial thought too until I tried it). 

Do you have a travel bug living with you? Right now you can win a round-the-world trip for two and travel with Crust. In the mean time, eat like a jet setter and try out their new international menu which is inspired by the unique flavours of Argentina, France, the Middle East, Japan and Korea. 

This is an unpaid collaboration post. The dinner was provided free of charge courtesy of Crust Gourmet Pizza bar, however my opinion is, as always, my own. 

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