4 Days in Tokyo

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Arrived in Tokyo from Kyoto and stopped by  KITTE , a shopping mall right by Tokyo Station with a lot of smaller clothing, design, and home goods stores.

Arrived in Tokyo from Kyoto and stopped by KITTE, a shopping mall right by Tokyo Station with a lot of smaller clothing, design, and home goods stores.

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Views from the  Peninsula Tokyo

Views from the Peninsula Tokyo

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In-room dining at the  Peninsula Tokyo  – Japanese breakfast for the hubby and Chinese breakfast for me.

In-room dining at the Peninsula Tokyo – Japanese breakfast for the hubby and Chinese breakfast for me.

Ginza Six , one of Tokyo’s newest luxury shopping malls.

Ginza Six, one of Tokyo’s newest luxury shopping malls.

Tsutaya Books inside Ginza Six

Tsutaya Books inside Ginza Six

Unagi chazuke at  Ginza Tamai

Unagi chazuke at Ginza Tamai

CLASKA Gallery & Shop “DO”  – shops by  CLASKA Hotel , there’s a few of these stores in Tokyo and has such a nice assortment of products

CLASKA Gallery & Shop “DO” – shops by CLASKA Hotel, there’s a few of these stores in Tokyo and has such a nice assortment of products

Amazing omakase dinner at  Sushi Harumi  (we booked through  Pocket Concierge !)

Amazing omakase dinner at Sushi Harumi (we booked through Pocket Concierge!)

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Chef Keisuke Yoshiya making us origami at the end of the meal – he said it’s his specialty aside from sushi :)

Chef Keisuke Yoshiya making us origami at the end of the meal – he said it’s his specialty aside from sushi :)

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Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Jacket,  Zara Dress ,  Balenciaga Sneakers , Aeta Bag,  Eugenia Kim Hat ,  Gucci Sunglasses

Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh Jacket, Zara Dress, Balenciaga Sneakers, Aeta Bag, Eugenia Kim Hat, Gucci Sunglasses

HIGASHIYA GINZA , an extraordinary wagashi/dessert shop and café

HIGASHIYA GINZA, an extraordinary wagashi/dessert shop and café

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A warm welcome from  The Ritz Carlton, Tokyo

A warm welcome from The Ritz Carlton, Tokyo

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Doen Top ,  3x1 Denim , The Row Loafers, Aeta Bag,  COS Beanie

Doen Top, 3x1 Denim, The Row Loafers, Aeta Bag, COS Beanie

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT , a museum created by Tadao Ando and Issey Miyake. Became one of my favorite museums ever, and it’s also located right in front of the Ritz Carlton, Tokyo!

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, a museum created by Tadao Ando and Issey Miyake. Became one of my favorite museums ever, and it’s also located right in front of the Ritz Carlton, Tokyo!

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Nezu Museum  – aside from the wonderful art, they have an amazing garden where you can spend hours just wandering and enjoying the zen.

Nezu Museum – aside from the wonderful art, they have an amazing garden where you can spend hours just wandering and enjoying the zen.

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ISSEY MIYAKE stores everywhere – newfound appreciation and respect for this designer on this trip.

ISSEY MIYAKE stores everywhere – newfound appreciation and respect for this designer on this trip.

Maisen  – they have soooo many different kinds of Tonkatsu, and it was delicious! You can come early for the limited high-end cuts.

Maisen – they have soooo many different kinds of Tonkatsu, and it was delicious! You can come early for the limited high-end cuts.

Omotesando Hills  – shopping complex with cool stores

Omotesando Hills – shopping complex with cool stores

Porter / Yoshida & Co  – super cool mens selections of bags and other accessories. There’s a few of these stores and they’re all fantastic!

Porter / Yoshida & Co – super cool mens selections of bags and other accessories. There’s a few of these stores and they’re all fantastic!

GYRE  – smaller niche shopping mall with great selection of stores

GYRE – smaller niche shopping mall with great selection of stores

Yakitori at  TRUNK (KUSHI)

Yakitori at TRUNK (KUSHI)

Early morning for a traditional Japanese breakfast at  Yakumo Saryo  (make sure to RSVP beforehand! You can just email.)

Early morning for a traditional Japanese breakfast at Yakumo Saryo (make sure to RSVP beforehand! You can just email.)

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85(ハチゴウ) – cute homewares and groceries store

85(ハチゴウ)– cute homewares and groceries store

artless craft tea & coffee  next door to store 85

artless craft tea & coffee next door to store 85

MIGRATORY  – well curated local shop

MIGRATORY – well curated local shop

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Tsutaya Books Daikanyama  – flagship bookstore consisting of 3 buildings

Tsutaya Books Daikanyama – flagship bookstore consisting of 3 buildings

Eliminator  – really cool mens store

Eliminator – really cool mens store

With my new potato bag from  Beams x Porter

With my new potato bag from Beams x Porter

ATTACHMENT  – one of hubby’s favorites, another great mens store

ATTACHMENT – one of hubby’s favorites, another great mens store

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing

Watching several rounds of crossings from Starbucks above Tsutaya Books

Watching several rounds of crossings from Starbucks above Tsutaya Books

D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT  – store created by the design travel magazine; really nicely curated local goods

D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT – store created by the design travel magazine; really nicely curated local goods

Exhibition with products featured in their latest issue  IWATE

Exhibition with products featured in their latest issue IWATE

Shabu shabu at しゃぶ膳紫波 (slightly hidden on a local street, we walked in and were lucky to be seated without a reservation. The beef was incredible.)

Shabu shabu at しゃぶ膳紫波 (slightly hidden on a local street, we walked in and were lucky to be seated without a reservation. The beef was incredible.)

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Finally tried an $8 strawberry and $5 clementine! WORTH IT.

Finally tried an $8 strawberry and $5 clementine! WORTH IT.

The Ritz Carlton is also connected to Tokyo Midtown and Galleria – lots of shopping and yummy eateries!

The Ritz Carlton is also connected to Tokyo Midtown and Galleria – lots of shopping and yummy eateries!

Kayanoya  – known for their  dashi  (stock powder). We picked some up to take back home, and ate at their restaurant, too! So fulfilling.

Kayanoya – known for their dashi (stock powder). We picked some up to take back home, and ate at their restaurant, too! So fulfilling.

Exploring Roppongi Hills on our last day. The logo is funny :)

Exploring Roppongi Hills on our last day. The logo is funny :)

KUHO Coat, Sretsis Dress, Prada Sneakers, Chloe Bag, Converse Tokyo Hat

KUHO Coat, Sretsis Dress, Prada Sneakers, Chloe Bag, Converse Tokyo Hat

This iteration of their logo is LOVE.

This iteration of their logo is LOVE.

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

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TV Asahi Headquarters

TV Asahi Headquarters

We arrived in Tokyo from a relaxing trip in Kyoto on the Shinkansen, and 4 days went by like a whirlwind. As much as we tried to cram as much as possible in each and every day (while enjoying it fully of course!), I felt like it was just not enough time! There is so much to see, so much to shop, and so much to eat in Tokyo. I want to send a special thanks to The Peninsula Tokyo and The Ritz Carlton, Tokyo for being amazing hosts. They were different experiences, but so special in their own ways. The locations of these properties were wonderful as they were both in extremely convenient and central neighborhoods, but a bit apart from one another so we had a chance to explore two sides of town. The amazing shopping culture was to be expected, however I was still shocked at the never-ending number of well-curated stores, ranging from fashion to home goods to confections. There was an injection of lifestyle, curiosity, and sensitivity to everything everywhere. Ahhh! I honestly cannot wait until my next trip.

Below is an overview of places I’ve covered in this post, as well as additional selections of recommendations from friends and acquaintances.


*Indicates I have not been yet, however have been recommended

Stay

The Peninsula Tokyo
有楽町1-8-1
Chiyoda, Tokyo
100-0006

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
赤坂9-7-1
Minato, Tokyo
107-6245

TRUNK (HOTEL)
神宮前5-31
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

Caffeniate

artless craft tea & coffee
上目黒2-45-12 (NAKAME STREET J2 (中目黒高架下/85))
Meguro, Tokyo
153-0051

Onibus Coffee*
上目黒2-14-1
Meguro, Tokyo
153-0051

KOFFEE MAMEYA*
神宮前4-15-3 (1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

About Life Coffee Brewers*
道玄坂1-19-8 (斉丸道玄坂ビル 1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0043

The Roastery by Nozy Coffee*
神宮前5-17-13 (ダイイチHOKI神宮前ビル 1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

Deus Ex Machina*
神宮前3-29-5
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

Be A Good Neighbor Coffee Kiosk*
千駄ヶ谷3-51-6
Shibuya, Tokyo
151-0051

Little Nap COFFEE STAND*
代々木5-65-4
Shibuya, Tokyo
151-0053

Peace Coffee Roasters*
西新橋3-18-2 (オダヤビル 1F)
Minato, Tokyo
105-1003

Sweets

HIGASHIYA GINZA
銀座1-7-7 (ポーラ銀座ビル2F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

Taiyaki Wakaba*
若葉1-10
Shinjuku, Tokyo
160-0011

Toraya Karyo
赤坂9-7-4 (東京ミッドタウン ガレリア B1F)
Minato, Tokyo
107-0052

Eat

Sushi Harumi
銀座7-6-19 (ソワレ・ド・銀座弥生ビル 4F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061
Book thru Pocket Concierge

Tsujihan*
日本橋3-1-15 (久栄ビル 1F)
Chuo, Tokyo
103-0027

Ginza Sato Yosuke*
銀座6-4-17 (出井本館 1F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

Ginza Tamai
6-8-7 Ginza (Kojun Bldg 4F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

Maisen
神宮前4-8-5
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

TRUNK (KUSHI)
神宮前5-31
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

Harajuku Gyoza Lou
神宮前6-2-4 (岡島ビル)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

しゃぶ膳紫波
神宮前5-17-11
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

Udon Yamacho*
恵比寿1-1-5 (恵比寿オークビル 1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0013

Itasoba Kaoriya*
恵比寿4-3-10 (中出センチュリーパーク 1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0013

Shin*
代々木2-20-16 (相馬ビル 1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
151-0053

Yakumo Saryo
八雲3-4-7
Meguro, Tokyo
152-0023

Tonkatsu Tonki*
下目黒1-1-2
Meguro, Tokyo
153-0064

Kayanoya
赤坂9-7-4 (東京ミッドタウン ガレリア B1F)
Minato, Tokyo
107-0052

Jomon*
六本木5-9-17 (藤森ビル 1F)
Minato, Tokyo
106-0032

Tokyo Shiba Tofuya Ukai*
芝公園4-4-13
Minato, Tokyo
105-0011

Butagumi*
西麻布2-24-9
Minato, Tokyo
106-0031

SAVOY 麻布十番店*
元麻布3-10-1 (中岡ビル 201)
Minato, Tokyo
106-0046

Oniyamma*
西五反田1-6-3
Shinagawa, Tokyo
141-0031

Maruka*
神田小川町3-16-1 (ニュー駿河台ビル 1F)
Chiyoda, Tokyo
101-0052

Ariso-Sushi (at Haneda Airport)
羽田空港2-6-5 (国際線ターミナル 4F)
Ōta, Tokyo
144-8575

Visit

Tokyo Station
丸の内1
Chiyoda, Tokyo
100-0005

Ginza Graphic Gallery
銀座7-7-2 (DNP銀座ビル 1F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT
赤坂9-7-6 (東京ミッドタウン ガーデン内)
Minato, Tokyo
107-0052

Nezu Museum
南青山6-5-1
Minato, Tokyo
107-0062

Mori Art Museum
六本木6-10-1 (六本木ヒルズ森タワー 53F)
Minato, Tokyo
106-6161

Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
神宮前5-7-5 (ルイ・ヴィトン表参道ビル 7F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

Shibuya Crossing
道玄坂2/宇田川町/神南1 (井の頭通り)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0043

Shop

KITTE
丸の内2-7-2 (JPタワー B1F-6F)
Chiyoda, Tokyo
100-7090

Good Design Store Tokyo (Inside KITTE)
丸の内2-7-2 (KITTE)
Chiyoda, Tokyo
100-0005

Bic Camera
有楽町1-11-1
Chiyoda, Tokyo
100-0006

Barneys New York Ginza
銀座6-8-7 (交詢ビル)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

Ginza Six
銀座6-10-1
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

Tsutaya Books (Inside Ginza Six)
銀座6-10-1 (GINZA SIX 6F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

Dover Street Market Ginza
銀座6-9-5 (ギンザコマツ西館 1F-6F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

CLASKA Gallery & Shop "DO"
銀座5-7-10 (EXITMELSA B1F)
Chuo, Tokyo
104-0061

ARTS & SCIENCE
南青山6-6-20 (パシフィック青山)
Minato, Tokyo
107-0062

ISSEY MIYAKE / AOYAMA
南青山3-18-11
Minato, Tokyo
107-0062

off-white 南青山店
南青山5-2-13
Minato, Tokyo
107-0062

Omotesando Hills
神宮前4-12-10
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

Porter Gallery 1
渋谷区神宮前5-6-8, Tokyo
150-0001

GYRE
神宮前5-10-1
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

MoMA Design Store (Inside GYRE)
神宮前5-10-1 (GYRE 3F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

HAY TOKYO (Inside GYRE)
神宮前5-10-1 (GYRE B1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

adidas Originals Flagship Store Tokyo
神宮前5-17-4 (神宮前トーラス)
Shibuya, Tokyo

RAGTAG 原宿店
神宮前6-14-2
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0001

85(ハチゴウ)
45番12号 上目黒2丁目 (中目黒高架下)
Meguro, Tokyo
153-0051

MIGRATORY
中目黒4-1-4 (1階)
Meguro, Tokyo
153-0061

MINOTAUR
青葉台1-18-14
Meguro, Tokyo
Japan

Tsutaya Books
猿楽町17-5 (代官山T-SITE)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0033

eliminator
猿楽町26-13 (グレイス代官山 1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0033

VIA BUS STOP MUSEUM
猿楽町28-14
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0033

ATTACHMENT
代官山町20-5 (B1F)
Shibuya, Tokyo

TENOHA代官山
代官山町20-23
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-0034

D&DEPERTMENT PROJECT
Shibuya Hikarie
渋谷2-21-1
Shibuya, Tokyo
150-8510

Tokyo Midtown
赤坂9-7-1
Minato, Tokyo
107-0052

ISETAN SALONE
赤坂9-7-4 (東京ミッドタウン ガレリア 1F-2F)
Minato, Tokyo
107-0052

STYLE MEETS PEOPLE
赤坂9-7-4 (東京ミッドタウン 3F)
Minato, Tokyo

Galleria
赤坂9-7-4 (東京ミッドタウン)
Minato, Tokyo
107-0052

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
六本木6-10-1
Minato, Tokyo
106-6190

UNITED ARROWS
六本木6-10-3 (六本木ヒルズ ウェストウォーク 2F-3F)
Minato, Tokyo
106-0032

BEAMS
六本木6-10-1 (六本木ヒルズ ウェストウォーク 2F-3F)
Minato, Tokyo
106-0032


Photos by Hoon Kim and I

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