La Cafe Doutor, Ginza

Turns out this was pretty much the only coffee house open near my hotel when I arrived in Tokyo.

You can tell it’s early since the streets are empty. That actually revealed another side of Tokyo too, as window cleaners were visibly busy preparing each shop for the work day. I wonder why US workers mostly work at the same time…

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It was also nice having the entire patio to myself.

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The latte was meh. The coffee tastes burnt; this must be the Starbucks of Tokyo.

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La Cafe Doutor
5-7-2 Ginza
1F Sanai Building
Chuo, Tokyo

Ippudo Ramen, Ginza

I went here upon recommendation of a local, as this was her favorite chain.

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A wall of spoons…20160409ippudo06

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These were really small. Or, maybe I’m used to ones sized for Americans.

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The ramen wasn’t particularly special and was similar to what we can find in the states.

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Ippudo
10-3, Ginza 4-Chōme
Chuo, Tokyo
Japan 104-0061