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Exploring Jiyugaoka

Getting up bright and early we headed to Jiyugaoka Station arriving just in time for lunch. Of course, we had to hit up the best place to eat vegan, T’s! If you have read my previous post about eating vegan you will be familiar with T’s Tan Tans. T’s is like the Mother restaurant.

Ts Restaurant in Jiyugaoka
Ts Restaurant in Jiyugaoka

 Apparently, we had just missed Pewdiepie! He is vacationing in Japan at the moment. Hopefully, I’ll get another chance to meet him. Honestly, if you get the chance to eat at T’s while you are in Japan, even if you’re not vegan do it! You won’t regret it.

little venice  in Jiyugaoka Tokyo Japan
little venice in Jiyugaoka Tokyo Japan

After the meal, we explored a bit and came across little Venice. It’s a super cute miniature version of a Venetian street. Complete with a clock tower, a flower shop, a little cafe, a leather apparel place, and a dog house in the middle of the canal. I would really like to know the story behind that one.

It’s so random to come across. especially comparing it to the buildings on the rest of the street which I would consider very Japanese.

Kosoan tea house, Jiyugaoka
Kosoan tea house, Jiyugaoka

Next up, the Marie Claire Promenade, or River Greenway, or Green Street. Actually, at this point, I’m not sure anyone knows what it’s called. Somewhere along the lines, someone thought it would be cool to call it Marie Claire Promenade because it looks like a trendy European street with boutiques and cake shops and fashionable clothes stores and that threw everybody off. Anyway, if you want to find it, type in Green Street into Google maps. It’s a really nice place to look around, but, and this may be a really unpopular opinion, the icing on the cake for me was the Starbucks Reserve.

Green Street Jiyugaoka Tokyo Japan
Green Street Jiyugaoka Tokyo Japan

There is so much more to see and do (and eat), and by all means, call me an uncultured swine. Deep down I know I am one, but I had never been to a Starbucks Reserve or a Starbucks Roastery so I thought I’d try it now and I was not disappointed! I never had a Coldbrew Float before and drinking it on the bench outside, marveling at the Sakura trees felt like it was just meant to be.

Green Street Jiyugaoka Tokyo Japan
Jiyugaoka Tokyo Japan

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