NAME: Tara Bennett WHAT DO YOU DO: I run Provider Store! SOCIALS: @theproviderstore STAR SIGN: Aquarius (To a T!) LIVING: Erskineville, Australia (Inner West is best!)
Stay in Omotesando or the good side of Harajuku. It’s super convenient to walk to the cool stores and cafes but also close to Shibuya, Daikanyama and Ebisu.
Blind Donkey was one of the best dining experience I have ever had. It’s all Paddock to plate served with natural wine. It’s French cuisine.
Path café in Shibuya is one of the rare places opened for breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. Go early and sit on the bar – order the Dutch Pancake… It will blow your mind (pancake, burrata, prosciutto and maple syrup…omg)
Curry Up. This is Nigos restaurant (owner of Human Made, former owner of Bape). It’s a tiny little curry shop and well worth a visit.
Shozo coffee if you’re in Aoyama.
Pizza Slice. Found in Daikanyama, this cool bar sells pizza by the slice. You will see all the trendy skater locals here.
Afuri Ramen. It’s a chain but man it’s so so so good and so is their branding.
Coffee Supreme. Delicious caffeinated beverages.
Get the train to Koenji and go vintage shopping.
Go spend a few hours in T-site bookstore in Daikanyama. It’s one of my favourite places ever. It has the most amazing selection of books and magazines, as well as a café/bar upstairs.
Night bowling in Shibuya is pretty funny.
Visvim – All of their stores are amazing
Dover Street Market as it’s like a museum.
Human made for some hype streetwear.
Beams is a no brainer.
Tokyu Hands. Probs the greatest store ever created. Every level is different from woodwork and power tools, to arts and crafts and beauty and pet clothes. You will not be disappointed.
An empty suitcase so you can bring ALLLL the oversized clothing and quirky footwear home.