36 Hours in Tokyo, Japan - NYTimes.com - Besides joining the crowds on Tokyo’s shopper-clogged streets, you can take a cruise, see a Buddhist temple or partake of a kaiseki dinner on the 45th floor of a luxury hotel.
Now on my "to do" list when I go to Tokyo is to find some "Kissatens" -- old-style coffee stalls. So Seattle is not the first coffee obsessed city. I love that the writer comments that sometimes it is not the perfect coffee that appeals, rather the perfect experience and atmosphere...and relaxed attitude.
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<p>For Viv, breakfast is a glass of milk with bread, unsalted butter and — most important — sweet sprinkles, which come in multiple flavors (chocolate, vanilla, fruit) and sizes (small, large, shavings). A government-run website promoting tourism boasts that every day the Dutch eat at least 750,000 slices of bread topped with the chocolate sprinkles called <em>hagelslag</em> (‘‘hailstorm’’), making it the country’s most popular bread topping. For a nation of nearly 17 million people, that’s…