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Teamlab PLANETS
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Bassanova
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Arms
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Tokyo Mithai
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Chojiro
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Round 1
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Makino
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Goodtown Bakehouse
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Sri Balaji
Tokyo

A Guide to Tokyo with 'Women of Colour Japan'

Living in Japan as a foreigner has not always been described as easy. An extra layer of complexity is added when you are a woman of colour navigating the country by yourself. Documentary-maker and creative Amarachi Nwosu explores this in 'Women of Colour in Japan.' In the film Ameya, a photographer and filmmaker who is of Indian origin explains her time in Tokyo. Despite having been born there she still sometimes feels like an outsider. Nigerian-American stylist and teacher Uzochi also details her experience as a Black woman living in the city, and the importance to carve out a place for other women of colour there.


Together in their guide, they give us their favourite spots to grab a bite or to hang out in Tokyo. Ameya picks out some of the places that evoke nostalgia for her parents and heritage, and gives us some of Tokyo's authentic Indian spots where you'll find treats like mithai and cheese dosas. Uzochi selects her fav spot to experience art, but also have those classic American burgers that reminds her of the States.

Living in Japan as a foreigner has not always been described as easy. An extra layer of complexity is added when you are a woman of colour navigating the country by yourself. Documentary-maker and creative Amarachi Nwosu explores this in 'Women of Colour in Japan.' In the film Ameya, a photographer and filmmaker who is of Indian origin explains her time in Tokyo. Despite having been born there she still sometimes feels like an outsider. Nigerian-American stylist and teacher Uzochi also details her experience as a Black woman living in the city, and the importance to carve out a place for other women of colour there.


Together in their guide, they give us their favourite spots to grab a bite or to hang out in Tokyo. Ameya picks out some of the places that evoke nostalgia for her parents and heritage, and gives us some of Tokyo's authentic Indian spots where you'll find treats like mithai and cheese dosas. Uzochi selects her fav spot to experience art, but also have those classic American burgers that reminds her of the States.

Teamlab PLANETS

Uzochi: I went on my bday and it was such a great experience. Definitely something you have to experience in person to understand how amazing it is.

Bassanova

Ameya: Probably my favourite ramen spot. Get the tom yum ramen or green curry ramen.

Arms

Uzochi: Great American style sandwich shop that also has great milkshakes. They have a sit down restaurant and also a take away which I frequent at least once a week. Their Arms Patty Melt is my favorite thing on the menu.

Tokyo Mithai

Ameya: Also another good brown spot if you want to get mittai, and other authentic Indian sweets. It’s a bit overpriced but considering no one else does it like them - it’s worth it.

Chojiro

Ameya: Kind of a childhood sushi spot that I grew up going to. The seared salmon here is really good and is a safe bet especially when my friends abroad come to visit and are apprehensive of raw fish.

Round 1

Uzochi: This place has all the games you could imagine- roller skating, badminton, basketball and lots more. They also have very reasonably priced food and drinks, making it a place you can easily spend your whole day at. Located in Odaiba, which also features many shopping malls and is also the location of TeamLab PLANET.

Makino

Ameya: I think this is my favorite Tempura spot. They even have tempura egg!! Everything is made fresh in front of you and it’s not too oily.

Goodtown Bakehouse

Uzochi: A very good brunch spot with great sourdough pancakes. The atmosphere and vibe is very relaxed and is a perfect way to spend your Sunday morning.

Sri Balaji

Ameya: If you like South Indian food I recommend going here. The cheese dosas or masala dosas are really good.