While I did relish my time spent trawling through the vast halls of Makuhari Messe during the Tokyo Auto Salon, one of the most enjoyable moments of my trip to Tokyo was actually spent in a cosy, warm and tastefully curated shop located a stone’s throw away from the book district of Jimbocho. Going by […]
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Well, sort of, because technically I’m already back in Singapore. But with hundreds of photos to sift through, sort out and edit, it’s going to take a while before starting on my TAS highlights on CarsnKopi.com. Sadly, while I wish I could present to you extensive tales of my Tokyo automotive excursion, I was unfortunately […]
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We’re back! Though not without some slight hiccups. I was planning to head over to Toyosu market early this morning for breakfast, but after 2 years of being away, I’ve forgotten just how overwhelming Tokyo can be and as you’d expect, totally underestimated just how exhausted I would be after spending an entire day out […]
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Finishing up our trifecta of yummy Michelin starred delights for this visit to Japan, our last stop just before heading towards Narita Airport was non other than Les Créations de Narisawa. Or Narisawa for short. Helmed by Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, (Yes, you’d have seen him if you watched Netflix’s Final Table), his 2-starred Michelin restaurant […]
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Moving on from our Michelin adventure in Niseko, we now find ourselves seated in Den. One of (if not the best) restaurant in Tokyo and listed at number 11 on the World’s 50 best restaurants and number 3 for Asia’s equivalent list for 2020 and awarded the best restaurant in Japan for 3 years running, […]
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Dining out in Japan will forever be filled with memorable experience. Be it standing under the train tracks in a smokey hole-in-the-wall Kushi-katsu diner with barely enough room to stand or heading out to a beautifully quaint Izakaya in a remote part of the city. Each one ingrained into the mind in their own unique […]
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The last time I visited Super Autobacs in Tokyo, it was way back in 2012, that trip was when I discovered the bookstore section in the store had closed and since then, I’ve not gone back. With my previous trips to Tokyo mostly coinciding with the Tokyo Auto Salon, there was no need to visit […]
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Before our maiden visit to the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there was one thing about the event that kept me up awake at night trawling through the internets, the swap meet. A sectioned off area at the event for vendors to turn up and sell just about anything related to old kyushas and cars in […]
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With such a lovely assortment of cars on show at the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there is no way we’d overlook some beautiful Euros on display. This may be Japan but the appreciation for import autos run deep, very deep. So let’s start with the heaviest hitter of all. The Ford GT40 Mark II. It […]
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While I might feel that car design peaked in the 70s, I have to admit that being a kid from the 80s, the one that captured my heart are the machines I grew up looking at. Welcome to the 80s and the 90s. With the emerging popularity of the cars from the decade of excess, […]
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