Don't let the story end
female | 24 years old | Master's Student (Japanese studies) | former Rikkyo Exchange Student | Currently studying at the University of Bonn
Don't let the story end
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The streets around Shinjuku station on a busy friday evening.
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café

Their Autumn specials: Mont Blanc Parfait and Latte with mocchi in it.
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café

Matcha Gateau Chocolat-Parfait
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café

Strawberry parfait with mochi and anko (sweet bean paste)
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café

So I had a love/hate-relationship with this place because I walked past it on my way to the station every single day and everything on the menu looks just super tasty and yet really high in calories, haha. If you happen to be into matcha, azuki, mochi or hojicha and all other kinds of green tea or willing to try it anyways - this is the place for you. Well. One of the places, really, since it’s Japan we’re speaking of. Apart from the traditional teas everything’s really sweet though, so you might wanna consider that before ordering one of these monster parfaits ;) 

I had the 抹茶白玉フローズン (Matcha Shirotama Frozen), which is basically a Matcha ice cream float with small mochi-balls ♥ My friend had a 抹茶ガトーショコラパフェ (Matcha Gateau Chocolat-Parfait) with a piece of chocolaty matcha cake in it.
Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café

So I had a love/hate-relationship with this place because I walked past it on my way to the station every single day and everything on the menu looks just super tasty and yet really high in calories, haha. If you happen to be into matcha, azuki, mochi or hojicha and all other kinds of green tea or willing to try it anyways - this is the place for you. Well. One of the places, really, since it’s Japan we’re speaking of. Apart from the traditional teas everything’s really sweet though, so you might wanna consider that before ordering one of these monster parfaits ;) 

I had the 抹茶白玉フローズン (Matcha Shirotama Frozen), which is basically a Matcha ice cream float with small mochi-balls ♥ My friend had a 抹茶ガトーショコラパフェ (Matcha Gateau Chocolat-Parfait) with a piece of chocolaty matcha cake in it.
Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café

So I had a love/hate-relationship with this place because I walked past it on my way to the station every single day and everything on the menu looks just super tasty and yet really high in calories, haha. If you happen to be into matcha, azuki, mochi or hojicha and all other kinds of green tea or willing to try it anyways - this is the place for you. Well. One of the places, really, since it’s Japan we’re speaking of. Apart from the traditional teas everything’s really sweet though, so you might wanna consider that before ordering one of these monster parfaits ;) 

I had the 抹茶白玉フローズン (Matcha Shirotama Frozen), which is basically a Matcha ice cream float with small mochi-balls ♥ My friend had a 抹茶ガトーショコラパフェ (Matcha Gateau Chocolat-Parfait) with a piece of chocolaty matcha cake in it.
Things to do in Tokyo:
Have Matcha Parfait at nana’s green tea café

So I had a love/hate-relationship with this place because I walked past it on my way to the station every single day and everything on the menu looks just super tasty and yet really high in calories, haha. If you happen to be into matcha, azuki, mochi or hojicha and all other kinds of green tea or willing to try it anyways - this is the place for you. Well. One of the places, really, since it’s Japan we’re speaking of. Apart from the traditional teas everything’s really sweet though, so you might wanna consider that before ordering one of these monster parfaits ;) 

I had the 抹茶白玉フローズン (Matcha Shirotama Frozen), which is basically a Matcha ice cream float with small mochi-balls ♥ My friend had a 抹茶ガトーショコラパフェ (Matcha Gateau Chocolat-Parfait) with a piece of chocolaty matcha cake in it.
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Slightly trashy fashion on Shibuya Crossing 
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Izakaya food
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Visit the Vampire Café in Ginza
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Visit the Vampire Café in Ginza
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Visit the Vampire Café in Ginza

Halloween Gnocchi.
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Things to do in Tokyo:
Visit the Vampire Café in Ginza


…preferably around Halloween like I did two years ago with one of my dearest friends from home.
I have to warn you though, it’s:
1. on the 7th floor of a backstreet building and not all too easy to find 
2. a place you might want to make a reservation for prior to going there (which is exactly what we didn’t do but still managed to get a table somehow)
3. not very cheap and they expect you to order at least a drink and a main course + they charge you for the table (i think). 
4. …thus it’s not actually a “café”, so please don’t expect them to serve real coffee. Even though they might have it on their menu, not too sure about it.
5. They most likely won’t be able to speak any English and they certainly didn’t have an English menu… which is the case for about half of all restaurants in Japan anyway, so please just take your courage into both hands and give it a try!!
6. The lighting is very dim and it’s not exactly easy to take good quality pictures… (I wish I had taken the time to take a better photo of the menu…)
7. Not a warning - but isn’t this picture of the vampire-waiter looking like a ghost just too good to be true? Sorry for the bragging, haha.

More pictures will follow!
Things to do in Tokyo:
Visit the Vampire Café in Ginza


…preferably around Halloween like I did two years ago with one of my dearest friends from home.
I have to warn you though, it’s:
1. on the 7th floor of a backstreet building and not all too easy to find 
2. a place you might want to make a reservation for prior to going there (which is exactly what we didn’t do but still managed to get a table somehow)
3. not very cheap and they expect you to order at least a drink and a main course + they charge you for the table (i think). 
4. …thus it’s not actually a “café”, so please don’t expect them to serve real coffee. Even though they might have it on their menu, not too sure about it.
5. They most likely won’t be able to speak any English and they certainly didn’t have an English menu… which is the case for about half of all restaurants in Japan anyway, so please just take your courage into both hands and give it a try!!
6. The lighting is very dim and it’s not exactly easy to take good quality pictures… (I wish I had taken the time to take a better photo of the menu…)
7. Not a warning - but isn’t this picture of the vampire-waiter looking like a ghost just too good to be true? Sorry for the bragging, haha.

More pictures will follow!
Things to do in Tokyo:
Visit the Vampire Café in Ginza


…preferably around Halloween like I did two years ago with one of my dearest friends from home.
I have to warn you though, it’s:
1. on the 7th floor of a backstreet building and not all too easy to find 
2. a place you might want to make a reservation for prior to going there (which is exactly what we didn’t do but still managed to get a table somehow)
3. not very cheap and they expect you to order at least a drink and a main course + they charge you for the table (i think). 
4. …thus it’s not actually a “café”, so please don’t expect them to serve real coffee. Even though they might have it on their menu, not too sure about it.
5. They most likely won’t be able to speak any English and they certainly didn’t have an English menu… which is the case for about half of all restaurants in Japan anyway, so please just take your courage into both hands and give it a try!!
6. The lighting is very dim and it’s not exactly easy to take good quality pictures… (I wish I had taken the time to take a better photo of the menu…)
7. Not a warning - but isn’t this picture of the vampire-waiter looking like a ghost just too good to be true? Sorry for the bragging, haha.

More pictures will follow!
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The streets of Ginza by night
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Waiting for my train at Odaiba.
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川越まつり
Kawagoe Matsuri