6 Delightful Pancake Shops In & Around Tokyo

Tokyo has so many good pancakes!

Not just IHOP-style breakfast pancakes with butter, but extravagant, BIG dessert pancakes with fruit, and sometimes ice cream. They’re not so much for breakfast as for snack and dessert (and even dinner!), and they go for around 1000-1500 yen.

I’ve collected these places over the last two years I’ve been in Tokyo, and I’m hoping this can be a go-to list for people visiting Tokyo, who want to try something new and different but don’t know what. For people living here, you might get some fresh ideas!

Take note that some of these shops have more than one location.

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Roses and a Light-Up at the Kyu-Furukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園)

Last week, I went to go see some roses before the rose season was over. I was motivated by my boss, who advised me to go see the roses while they were still at their best.

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Things That Were a Thing During My Christmas Visit to California

This year, like last year, I went home to northern California for just two weeks to spend the Christmas holiday season with my family. Since I live more or less in my own little world in Tokyo, there were some things that have become mainstream–or maybe I was just behind the times. Anyway, here are a few of the things that were different this year from last year, supplemented with beautiful, mostly unrelated scenic pictures from NorCal.

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