Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Yoyogi-uehara

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I took a ride around Yoyogi-uehara today taking photos with my 50mm lens in 32 degree humid Tokyo heat.  Yoyogi-uehara is about a 5 minute bike ride from my apartment and some of these photos might make it look a little more grungy than it actually is, but don't be fooled, it's really a cute little area with a few cute cafes, bars and one or two second hand bookshops. Pop into Levain in nearby suburb Tomigaya for the best toast sandwich plate (the kitchen here is the cutest you'll ever see!) (Thanks Boco-chan for showing me this cute place!). And if you don't mind a ride up a hill you could have lunch at Katane Cafe. I really like the old world charm of Yoyogi-uehara and if you fancy taking photos like me, you'll enjoy a few hours here. You might even like to make an afternoon of it wondering through Yoyogi-hachiman popping into Little Nap Coffee Stand on your way to Yoyogi-koen.

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo

I'm still working on my new Tokyo Guide but the original version with more tips like this can be purchased here for $10.

17 comments:

  1. So these photos are nice and simple, but very original. And i save some pic. ^^

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  2. I love how vibrant the sun makes everything! The colours are wonderful and i love all the textures.

    That post box is probably the cutest thing i've seen all day ^_^

    xx

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    1. Thanks Kat!
      There might have been a little cheeky photoshop action to give those contrasts a little push (>_<).
      I love that post box too! After I took that I stepped back to take another shot without cropping the ears off but the owner opened the door and I had to run away fast!
      xoxo

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  3. so excited about your book!!!!!!!
    I will have to actually sign up for Instagram so I can see your next round of photos....

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    1. Hello Dana! Yes you'll love instagram! It's addictive!

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  4. I love all the splashes of turquoise in these pix! It's a really distinctive Japanese "plastic" colour! Little Nap reminds me a bit of Surry Hills. I just wish it weren't so far from my house. Thank you for sharing these lovely images!

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    1. I hadn't noticed but yes what a lovely thing to pick up on! Yes Little Nap is very foreign style isn't it. :)

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  5. Love Yoyogi. It is where my husband was born, on the 5th floor of an apartment building that is no longer there, of course! Thank you for sharing all of these photos. Natsukashii!

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    1. Oh what a shame the building isn't there now. Thank you for sending a lovely comment!

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  6. This is why I love blogs like yours ... I'm going to Japan for a month next January/February (I go every year) and it's these small gorgeous places and links to yummy eateries that make it an adventure to find and discover. I would never have known about this if not from bloggers like you so thanks! :) The photos are perfect :)

    Jennifer
    Sydney, Australia

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  7. Hello Hello Sandwich! I'm coming to Tokyo in September with a well-thumbed copy of your lovely little Tokyo Guide and SO much look forward to exploring the places featured in your book and blog!

    Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. So happy you can enjoy the zine!!! xoxo

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  8. Hello hello sandwich!
    I can't wait to see the next version of your Tokyo guide. I'm going to Tokyo in September as well and hope it might be ready by then? :)
    Love all your posts, especially the crafty ones.

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    1. Hello Su, Don't think it will be out by then sorry :(

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  9. Amazing photos, they are making me want to explore!

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