A fun and relaxing day in Tokyo with Za!

 

Hey everyone!

Last week I was invited by Za (from the House of Shiseido) to experience their True White Two-way foundation and also spend a fun, relaxing day in some of the best spots in Tokyo. Everyone needs some fun and pamper time to stay feeling fresh and young and every city has something amazing to offer. I had a fabulous day unwinding in some of the most stylish rejuvenating parts of Tokyo.

My day started at the Shiseido offices in Tokyo where I tried out the True White Two-way foundation and learnt the best application techniques to apply it. I was also matched with a shade from the range to try out and the lovely people at Za gifted me a personalised foundation case!

 

 

My personalized Za True White Two-way Foundation

My personalized Za True White Two-way Foundation

 

Za True White Two-way FoundationZa True White Two-way Foundation

Za True White Two-way Foundation

 

Finding the right shade in the Za two way foundation

Finding the right shade in the Za two way foundation

 

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After our session with the Two-way Foundation, Anna (from Shiseido) and I headed out to Daikanyama in Shibuya for a delicious lunch at Ivy Place. I had a fresh pizza and it was absolutely amazing! Daikanyama is a great spot to relax and unwind in Tokyo. This was my first visit to the area and I loved it! With its numerous cafes, eateries, the famous book shop Tsutaya and quaint little boutiques in every lane, one could easily spend a day in Daikanyama. Don’t forget to pick up a Beauty Juice at Cosme Kitchen (near the Daikanyama Station exit) while you are there!

 

 

Had a delicious lunch at Ivy Place in Daikanyama

Had a delicious lunch at Ivy Place in Daikanyama

 

Cold Pressed Juice at Cosme Kitchen in Daikanyama

Cold Pressed Juice at Cosme Kitchen in Daikanyama

 

Enjoying a beauty juice at Cosme Kitchen in Daikanyama

Enjoying a beauty juice at Cosme Kitchen in Daikanyama

 

GOOD! For Hair - Beauty juice at Cosme Kitchen in Daikanyama

GOOD! For Hair – Beauty juice at Cosme Kitchen in Daikanyama

 

 

After exploring Daikanyama for a bit, Anna and I headed to Omotesando which is another beautiful (and very fashionable!) area near Shibuya in Tokyo. The main street is lined with high end stores, boutiques, cafes and the Omotesando Hills Mall. The side streets are a little quiter but equally lovely with more cafes, beautiful little stores, hair and nail places. If you love a floral ambiance, you should head over to Nicolai Bergmann where you can find the artist himself and his floral work along with a lovely little cafe within the flower store itself.

 

Beautiful flowers at Nicolai Bergmann in Tokyo

Beautiful flowers at Nicolai Bergmann in Tokyo

 

Amongt the lovely flowers at Nicolai Bergmann in Omotesando

Amongt the lovely flowers at Nicolai Bergmann in Omotesando

 

 

If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss out Magnolia Bakery (located a floor below the Chanel store on the main street) where you can indulge in some sweet treats. Anna and I picked a Halloween special cupcake each. It was so difficult to pick, all of them looked so tempting! We then headed over to Omotesando Koffee, a quiet little coffee place tucked away in one of the side streets where we had some nice hot coffee along with our cupcakes. There are numerous cafes in the area but if you want somewhere really quiet and peaceful, this place is great!

 

 

Cute Halloween cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery of SATC fame

Cute Halloween cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery of SATC fame

 

Cute Halloween cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery in Omotesando

Cute Halloween cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery in Omotesando

 

Delicious cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery

Delicious cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery

 

Cute cupcakes! Guess which one is mine

Cute cupcakes! Guess which one is mine

 

Enjoying a hot coffee at Omotesando Koffee - a cozy little cafe

Enjoying a hot coffee at Omotesando Koffee – a cozy little cafe

 

 

After the fun in Omotesando, we headed back to the Shiseido building in Ginza where we had a foot spa and massage appointment to finish off our day. I had the most blissful 30 minutes of foot and leg massage and I could barely keep myself from falling asleep! The lady who worked on my feet had amazing hands and I loved the scent of the Shiseido cream she used to massage my feet. My skin felt so soft and fragrant after the session. It was the perfect close to a fun, relaxing day in Tokyo!

 

Amazing foot spa and massage at Shiseido, The Ginza

Amazing foot spa and massage at Shiseido, The Ginza

 

Amazing foot spa and massage at Shiseido, The Ginza

Amazing foot spa and massage at Shiseido, The Ginza

 

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]A huge thanks to the Za and Shiseido team for having me and to the lovely Anna too who was such a fabulous companion! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you are in Tokyo, do check out these spots if you want to relax and rejuvenate! I have an exciting contest coming up in a few hours where we will be talking a little more about staying #YoungInTheCity. Stay tuned! [/note]

 

 

23 Comments

  1. deeptika
    October 20, 2014 / 11:50 am

    it was great reading this post..i ll visit these places for sure when i ll be in japan:)

  2. deeptika
    October 20, 2014 / 11:52 am

    when are you coming to India..or first Diwali after marriage in japan 🙂

    • Joo
      October 20, 2014 / 12:14 pm

      right deeptika.. its first diwali after her marriage…. when ever u cm india do inform us.. i hv a strong desire to meet u…

  3. Joo
    October 20, 2014 / 11:58 am

    what a beautiful post nice pics… you are looking so beautiful in this look.. m also atticted to foot & leg massage.. very relaxing

  4. Joo
    October 20, 2014 / 11:59 am

    i really liked the personalised with ur name ZA compact..

  5. October 20, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Seems like you had amazing time!! Fun relaxation and gifts!!
    That Beauty juice needs to be tried !! Lovely Pictures

  6. October 20, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    Omg. That personalized case is such a great gesture! I’m hoping to try their foundations soon!

  7. Taiba
    October 20, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    You had the perfect girls day out ! its got everything…great food, makeup, checking out the city, great coffee, desserts, a spa session! that is just the perfect day! 🙂

  8. Taiba
    October 20, 2014 / 12:27 pm

    and the glam personalized case is so beautiful. such a sweet gesture.

  9. October 20, 2014 / 12:28 pm

    Wow that golden case looks so nice 🙂

  10. Taiba
    October 20, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    plz do a review on the foundation sometime:)

  11. shaziya
    October 20, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Great post Ankita. ..you look very beautiful. ..

  12. Blush
    October 20, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Wow! You really had great fun.

  13. October 20, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    I need those cupcakes in my life. 🙂

  14. sophia
    October 20, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    Its evident you had great fun throughout the day.. Personalized foundation, foot spa, massage, coffee, cupcake and all. Very lucky. Take out some time to visit Chandigarh, Punjab with ur husband. Its a beautiful place to spend winter. U wl hv unforgettable fun.

  15. October 20, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Beautiful Ankita. !! Loved your dress & that cute hat 🙂

  16. October 20, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    Wow a customised box!!! awesome!!!!!!!!!

  17. Archa Nair
    October 21, 2014 / 12:19 am

    It was great reading your post!!! You are so lucky to get personalized foundation case from ZA!! =)

  18. Priyanka Rao
    October 21, 2014 / 12:24 am

    Wow thats a great lot of pampering. I envy u though 😀

  19. apeksha
    October 21, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    You look great! Drooling over those cute cupcakes! 😛

  20. October 21, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Loved to look at the pics

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