I've started to joke that this holiday is going to be a Rose Bakery tour of the world - it's one of my favourite places in the world and I happen to be stopping in every city that houses Rose Carrarini's organic food emporiums (Tokyo, London, Paris). Even after all the hype and after years of loving it I still get excited when I see that curvy logo, those long wooden tables and that window shopfront displaying all the delicious cakes and treats. That's what makes travel so exciting now, not the thrill of purchases that people can't get at home (with online shopping now this is all but redundant), but the thrill of eating things that people can't get at home. Today was the perfect day for it, after wandering around the imperial gardens with thousands of other Tokyo residents hoping for a glimpse of the emperor, we ended up in Ginza in search of tea and cake and rest for weary, tired feet. A spicy ginger tea and that famous, famous carrot cake (for good reason, as always!) was the perfect way to start my rose bakery tour of the world. Part 2: Paris, to come!