Walking into Suigian is like stepping back in time to the Edo period. Here you’ll experience short noh and kyogen stage performances, as well as gagaku and Nihon buyo dances and more. Before the show begins, a brief presentation of the highlights of the evening will ensure you have a good understanding of the stories woven on stage. With all seats close to the stage, you can enjoy the splendor of the music and costumes up close. Guests can also speak with the performers after the show and take pictures with them, making it an experience to remember. Temporarily closed due to covid-19 in 2020. How Much: from ¥5,000 per person, plus one drink Address: B1F 2-5-10, Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku Website: suigian.jp/en/    Tel: 03-3527-9378

On weekends and national holidays the exclusive private members space AoyamaTreehouse opens the doors of its farm-to-table brunch service to the public. The brunch menu curated by Arbor restaurant's head chef Makoto Irie offers a healthy number of vegan options and is innovative in its use of French technique and textures while the Japan-sourced ingredients speak to the comforts of home. Reservations required. Open: Sun, Sat & national holidays | 11:00–16:00 (last seating 14:00) How Much: Course Menu ¥7,000 | Free Flow Course Menu ¥15,000 Address: 1-2-3 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: globaltreehouse.com/lp/brunch Tel: 03-5843-0223 Reservation: [email protected]

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Teahouse Sekison is located at Afuri Shrine on the slopes of Mount Oyama in Kanagawa Prefecture. Befitting a mountain teahouse, the menu offers a combination of light to hearty refreshments predominantly made from local ingredients. In addition to good, strong coffee, local tea comes hot or cold. Tea is also a key element, along with eggs from Sagami no Tamago, in the decadent Seinyuchaka Tiramisu. Tender strips of Isehara beef rest atop steaming white rice all nestled in a beautiful ceramic bowl, while galettes (savory crepes) use local buckwheat flour, baby salad greens, fresh eggs and thin strips of salmon. Regional growers and producers also provide the tea, adzuki beans and milk for souvenirs. Directions: From Isehara Station take Bus #11 to the Oyama Cable Car Bus Stop. Ride the cable car to the last stop. Alternatively, from the cable car bus stop, hike up 45-minutes to the shrine. Address: 大山12 Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1107 Website: facebook.com/oyama.sekison/ Tel: 0463-94-3628

Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya Website: chipoon.tokyo   Tel: 03-6804-2123

With one of the earliest openings in the list, Suzu Cafe is the perfect place to ease into a long day or get over a long night out on the town. The cafe serves up a robust all-you-can-eat buffet with both Japanese and western dishes and includes a drink bar with fresh juice, tea, and its own original blend of coffee. Note that although the cafe is open from morning until 11pm at night, it does close for an hour between 10am and 11am, so make sure you get in as early as possible to make the most of this chic eatery's massive selection. Address: 1F Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo Roppongi, 3-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku Website: completecircle.co.jp/service/cafe/suzucafe_roppongi Tel: 03-6721-1719

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Located on a side street near Aoyama Gakuin University, this 100 percent vegan restaurant has an undeniable trendy flair, but still works for a casual lunch or evening with friends. Borrowing heavily from Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, the atmosphere itself gives you a hint of the restaurant’s extensive wine collection. Innovative dishes like tempeh souvlaki, vegetable skewers, paprika-sprinkled pita bread, ricotta-sage ravioli and tofu steak demonstrate that 8ablish — while unapologetically vegan — is nonetheless focused on taste. Address: 5-10-17 2F Minami-aoyama Minato-ku Website: eightablish.com/parlor Tel: 03-6805-0597 Hours: • Lunch 11:30-14:30 L.O. • Dinner 18:00-21:30 L.O. • Bar 21:30-22:30 L.O. (Sun.&Holiday 22:00 L.O.) *Closed on every Tue.

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Address: B1 Sunroser, 11-6 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Website: tableaux.jp Tel: 03-5489-2201

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Surfboards hang from the ceiling, and there’s a distinct island vibe in Olu'Olu Cafe, with a sign proudly announcing that customers with no shirt and shoes are welcomed. Your dog can also tag along. Olu'Olu Cafe has an intricate menu with plenty of options for whatever you’re craving: crispy vegan gyoza, creamy “detox curry,” burgers, garlic edamame beans, and vegan ramen. The portions are American-sized, and odds are you’ll walk away full. Temporarily Closed for Refurbishment in 2020 Address: 1-11-1 Ikejiri, Setagaya-ku, Sangenjaya Website: aloha-olu-olu-cafe-english.webnode.jp Tel: 03-3795-6060

Address: 2-19-23 Aobadai Meguro-ku Website: starbucks.co.jp/reserve/roastery    Tel: 03-6417-0202