We’re excited to reveal our new launch Tokyo Collection with gorgeous new blazers and jackets perfect for fall. We thought now would be the perfect time not only to show you our stunning new line, but also to explore some of the best things to do while in Tokyo.
The busy capital allows both tourists and locals alike to indulge in the vast array of major sights and attractions. Mixing both modern and traditional aspects from beautiful temples to the city streets, we advise you to plan your journey ahead of time to avoid missing out on some fantastic places. Here are some of our favourites…
New York Bar at the Park Hyatt
Drinking and dining in Tokyo should be renamed as one of the Seven Wonders as you’re not likely to experience anything else like it. High above the skies of Tokyo sits New York Bar, an upscale jazz and cigar lounge which effortlessly evokes the spirit of its namesake: the city that never sleeps.
The luxury cosmopolitan atmosphere is ideally matched with live entertainment and jazz performances 7 nights a week by top international artists. Sink into your seat and swoon to the syncopated rhythms whilst sipping on a broad selection of premium cognac and brandies, cocktails and gorgeous American wines. You must be aged 20 or over to visit the bar and they ask customers to avoid wearing short dresses and sportswear. We can think of no better place to dress for the occasion by slipping into one of the Tie Sleeve Kimono Blazers from our latest collection.
Meiji Shrine & People Watching in Harajuku
Opening in 1920, this is certainly one for the bucket list. The Meiji Shrine, located in Shibuya, is the ‘Shinto shrine’ that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. Two large gates frame the entrance and is certainly a beautiful sight to behold.
The approach to Meiji Shrine begins just a few short steps away from the Harajuku Station so is easily accessible for those wishing to visit. Many shaded tree line the walkways, leading to a large Shinto complex. The shrine is a beautiful escape after a day of long day of shopping. Just a short stroll away from the hustle and bustle of Harajuku, the shrine is a perfect place to visit with friends and family. If time allows, we insist grabbing some delicious rainbow candy, gummies and chocolate in Harajuku from Totti Candy Factory. You won’t leave disappointed.
Pop Into The Nezu Museum
Formerly known as the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, this serene place renamed as ‘Nezu Museum’ is a contemporary temple for traditional art in the Aoyama district. Said to be the #1 thing to do while in Minato, the stunning place re-designed by celebrated architect Kengo Kuma, welcomes you into a wonderful exhibit. The museum houses the private collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art of Nezu Kaichirō, which is concealed by an outdoor covered path lined with bamboo-clad walls. While it houses over 7,400 pieces mixing both traditional art and contemporary designs, the property also plays host a stunning private garden that’s worth the visit all on its own.
With a recent influx of influencers, bloggers and art lovers showing their own experiences on social media, prepare to be dazzled by another one of a kind digital art museum. Tickets sell rather quickly so it’s best to snap yours up before visiting. #TeamLabBorderless, as the name suggests, is a collection of artworks that form one complete borderless world of art. As you stroll through the rooms freely, you will be entwined within a three-dimensional space that covers more than 10,000 square meters. With over 470 digital projections, 520+ computers and a whole new world to discover, you will likely communicate and interact with other people whilst in this creative space. Find out more on prices and opening times by visiting borderless.teamlab.art.
Take Your Photo At Purikura No Mecca
What could be so fascinating about a room full of photo booths? This place does exactly what it says on the tin as it’s a purikura ‘mecca’ for people who love to get creative and snap insanely kawaii photos of themselves with friends.
Proving to be a fun and worthwhile experience when visiting Shibuya, Purikura No Mecca is one of those places that can only be found in Japan. Each booth is tricked out with hundreds of customisable options that helps to interact with and involve visitors in every part of the process. For those who want to go one step further, visitors can also kit themselves out with dozens of wacky pieces from the costume rack. Usually big enough to fit an entire family of 10, people can alter their photos by using digital and visual effects, stickers and much more. Once satisfied, photos can be printed out and sent digitally to an email address.
These are just a few things we like to get up to in Tokyo, do you have any favourite experiences?