【Tokyo 1-Day Trip】A Course for Overindulging in the Next Food Fads
If you want to fully enjoy Tokyo, a place that is filled with things to see and do, in a single day, then it would be best to build a plan and check the transportation before you go! In this series, 10 courses for a fun-filled day out in Tokyo will be showcased, ranging from the simple, standard courses, up to express courses. Below is a model course for chasing the next food fads that will take you from Harajuku to Asakusa. 【Total time: Approximately 5 hours 】
- ＜1＞Experience the CONE SHOT at Anywhere Door (Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station)
- ＜2＞Have Salad For Lunch at the Omotesando Shop of SALADSTOP! From Singapore (Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station)
- ＜3＞Customize Your Own Hamburger at THE COUNTER (R) (Roppongi Station)
- ＜4＞Sample Several Matcha Gelatos at Suzukien x Nanaya Collaboration Shop (Asakusa Station)
＜1＞Experience the CONE SHOT at Anywhere Door (Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station)
The CONE SHOT is a sensational new sweet delight that originated from Los Angeles, and it was first sold in Japan at Anywhere Door. It is an ice cream cone coated in chocolate, and then filled your favorite drink. The CONE SHOT (on the right in the photo, priced at 680 JPY) is a raspberry and cacao cone with caffe latte inside. It is only available for a limited time at this shop. There are more than 140 combinations available.
■ Anywhere Door
Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 5 of Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku) Station, accessible via various Tokyo Metro lines
※Average budget: 800 JPY
【↓8-minute walk to the next spot】
＜2＞Have Salad For Lunch at the Omotesando Shop of SALADSTOP! From Singapore (Meiji-jingumae <Harajuku> Station)
SALADSTOP! is a salad shop that came from Singapore. Here, you can make your own fulfilling bowl of salad using any ingredients and dressing you want. Choose from salad, wrap, and grain bowls from as low as 900 JPY. The salads here can be quite filling!
■ SALADSTOP! Omotesando Shop
Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (last order at 8:30 PM)
Access: 4-minute walk from Exit A2 of Omotesando Station, accessible via various Tokyo Metro lines
【↓To the next spot: 8-minute walk and 10-minute train ride to Roppongi Station, and then a short walk from there】
＜3＞Customize Your Own Hamburger at THE COUNTER (R) (Roppongi Station)
A custom hamburger shop hailing from Santa Monica, U.S., THE COUNTER (R) lets customers choose the patty, cheese, and toppings for their burgers, with more than 1 million combinations possible. Also popular at this burger joint is the Signature Burger Series that puts together the recommendations of the shop. There is also a burger counter.
■ THE COUNTER(R)
Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (last order at 10:00 PM)
Access: Directly connected to Roppongi Station, accessible via Subway and Tokyo Metro lines
※Average budget: Around 2,160 JPY
【↓To the next spot: A short walk and 25-minute train ride to Asakusa Station, and then an 8-minute walk from there】
＜4＞Sample Several Matcha Gelatos at Suzukien x Nanaya Collaboration Shop (Asakusa Station)
Suzukien x Nanaya Collaboration Shop is a joint venture between a well-established tea shop and a famous matcha confectionery shop from Shizuoka. Here, there are seven levels of matcha concentration in the gelato, and the No. 7 is known to have the highest matcha content in the world! A single scoop of matcha gelato costs 370 JPY for the No.1 through No.6, while the No.7 shown on the right side of the photo is priced at 560 JPY. Choose the matcha strength you want and enjoy!
■ Suzukien x Nanaya Collaboration Shop
Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (last order at 5:00 PM)
Closed: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Access: 8-minute walk from Exit 6 of Asakusa Station, accessible via the Tokyo Metro, Subway, and Tobu Railway lines
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 09.08.2017]
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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