SCAI THE BATHHOUSE is the perfect example of what makes Yanaka one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Tokyo. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE was formerly a bathhouse for 200 years before being converted into a gallery. The conversion is designed tastefully to let the structure exist without disrupting the shitamachi district. Artists such as Mono-ha movement's Lee Ufan and psychedelic-meets-surrealism-meets-dada-meets pop art master Tadanori Yokoo exhibit their work frequently at the gallery. The gallery has introduced Japanese avant-garde artists to the world as well as exhibit artists from abroad. The gallery's existence is unique and relevant in contemporary art. SCAI THE BATHHOUSE is a recommended destination while strolling through the Yanaka neighborhood via Nippori Station or Ueno Station.

6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo


have a good time

*have a good time has moved to their newer and larger location just a few steps away at:
1-4-18 Nakameguro

have a good time is a select clothing and culture shop in the heart of Nakameguro. It's your favorite in-the-know-cool-guy's favorite shop. No-BS street cred here because they don't care and instead create it. The world's most prolific graffiti writers, skaters from your favorite skate videos, bougie museum artists and douche-bag celebrities all have made this shop their hangout. The people surrounding the shop have helped shape this unique Tokyo institution. The shop offers selects from brands such as have a good time, HOMERUN, Cav Empt, bedlamMANKIND, BLOHM and other small Tokyo brands. Hard to get zines from around the world as well as small accessories and local independent music are always in stock. The interior is covered from corner to corner with all kinds of paraphernalia collected from across the world. It's a beautiful mess. It's one of those shops that are absolutely unique to Tokyo and must be visited to experience. Cop a tee or two as distribution is limited outside of Japan.


have a good time
1-2-14 Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo

Open Daily


Soranoiro Nippon for Vegan Ramen

Veggie Soba (¥1100)

Soranoiro came through stacked with ramen awards a few years back. They have since branched out and now have a total of three shops. One of them is situated in Tokyo Station's Ramen Street aka paradise for ramen stans. Soranoiro is of course famous for their unique veggie/vegan ramen. The hunt for healthy options are always on the counter from all the street trash consumed throughout the years growing up in New York. The soup is made from carrots and does not taste like anything you'd imagine. Soranoiro's veggie ramen easily stands at one of the top ramen spots in Tokyo. You may get swayed by the famous tsukemen at Rokurinsha which is at the corner of Soranoiro. Take a chance with the healthy. If you really need to get down and dirty then opt for the more traditional pork broth.

1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo Station Ramen Street



Curry Up, Hype Appetite

Combination Curry: Saag Paneer + Butter Chicken (¥1100)

Curry Up is a chill curry shop by former A Bathing Ape god body, NIGO. The shop is situated in a quiet area at the border of Harajuku and Sendagaya. There is a lot going around in this region ranging from Tokyo's most talked about coffee shops, Vice Japan, to the most thoroughbred sweatshirt/fleece brand in the world. Everything about Curry Up is executed with attention from the name (apparently coined by Pharrell), brand identity, interior design by Masamichi Katayama (Wonderwall) and of course dish presentation. Most importantly Curry Up is bougie safe. Take a stroll through Sendagaya and go for some curry.

Curry Up
2-35-9-105 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Monday thru Saturday 11:30AM-9:00PM, Sunday 11:30-8:00PM
Lunch Time 11:30AM-5:00PM, Dinner 5:00PM-closing