I finally had time to visit the Cafe 1894 with my camera the other day. It might not be the most modern or finest dining in Tokyo but I am in love with the classic interiors of this place. The restaurant is on the corner of the Mitsubishi Ichigokan in Marunouchi’s classic “Little London” district, named so after the first English style brick buildings being put up here at the end of the 19th century. The present building is near perfect replica of the original building that was torn down in the 1960s and only rebuilt a few years ago. Originally a bank, the high ceiling and pillars make for one luxurious lunch or dining experience! Oh I almost forgot – the food was great too.
Visiting the Softbank store in Tokyo Sation’s underground shopping arcade I came across the interacting and story telling robot, Pepper. He was quite a crowd pleaser and lots of people of all ages gathered around to watch. I have seen this kind of story telling, kamishibai, performed many times but never with a robot.
You can check out the Pepper page at Softbank’s website here.