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hey everyone! long time reader, first time poster =)
i'm on the hunt for a place in Tokyo that can do a great breakfast/early lunch with a lovely view of a japanese garden ... i'm hosting an after-wedding brunch (on a monday) and am looking for a place that is a bit different from the reception venue (restaurant luke in )
My first leaning is Chinzan-so, but the four seasons although amazing is a bit expensive, especially for all the guests. any other restaurants you know of that would fit the bill?

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  1. Would Happoen in Shirokanedai work?
    http://www.happo-en.com/english/resta...
    Or Gajoen in Meguro
    http://www.megurogajoen.co.jp/english...

    Grand Prince in Shinagawa has nice garden, but I believe they are quite expensive as well. I am sure there are others, though.

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    1. re: tokyofoodcast

      How about Le Meridien Pacific at Shinagawa? Love the breakfast room facing the gardens, which I read somewhere used to belong to some member of the royal family.

      http://www.virtualtourist.com/hotels/...

    2. Two of my favorite gardens for lunch are Tofuya Ukai or Daigo. Daigo does kaiseki inspired shojin ryori (vegetarian), but you do not miss the meat. It is also has 2 Michelin stars if that means anything to you.

      http://www.ukai.co.jp/shiba/ (Ukai website in English)

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      1. re: Yukari

        Wow! They look gorgeous but the prices are a bit much for a big group... I think I'll save Daigo/Tofuya Ukai for anniversary dinners instead =)