Lauren Shannon

Lauren is a partner and GM of Arigato Japan Travel, a culinary tourism company in Japan. She has a background in restaurants and hospitality and founded the Tokyo Writer’s Salon. She is contributing to various international blogs and websites. This Pennsylvania native and 23-year resident of Tokyo is a fan of great food, drinks, Japanese stationery, travel, film, and art. She loves helping creators share their stories with the world.

Articles By Lauren

San Francisco Peaks, Harajuku

I love small, independent, backstreet joints, so I was happy to stumble upon this one right in Harajuku. One of the really special talents in...

April 29, 2016 | Food & Drink

The Coffee Shop, Daikanyama

On a small Daikanyama side street near the bridge crossing the Yamanote line and just up from Meiji-dori you will find a hidden caffeine haven...

August 5, 2013 | Food & Drink