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TAPAS MOLECULAR BAR IN TOKYO,JAPAN

It was only a matter of time, with molecular gastronomy sweeping the globe, before it made its way across the Pacific. Tapas Molecular Bar, located in the magnificent lobby of Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, is an introduction to Japan’s inventive and imaginative food. The sushi seat in the restaurant, which seats a maximum of seven customers …

Maidreamin Maid Cafe in Akihabara

One of Japan’s many popular theme cafés is the Akihabara maidreamin Maid Café. It’s all about having a good time in brightly decorated rooms with a groovy dance vibe. When a female isn’t singing and dancing on stage, she engages in conversation with the audience, welcoming them into their dreamy world for a unique eating …

Hip Hop Club Harlem in Tokyo, Japan

Following its opening in 1997, HARLEM continued to support the Japanese hip-hop scene as the “holy land of hip-hop,” and has since become a household name in Japan and around the world. It would not be an exaggeration to call the DJs in charge of the incredible dance floor the best in the country for …

MANDARIN ORIENTAL IN TOKYO,JAPAN

The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is a premium hotel located in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi area, near Tokyo Station and the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group manages the hotel, which debuted in December 2005. There are 178 rooms and suites at the hotel, as well as ten restaurants and bars. Sense, …

Imperial Palace in Tokyo

The Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo, literally ‘Imperial Residence’) is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains several buildings including the main palace (宮殿, Kyūden), some residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and …

Palace Hotel, Tokyo

Palace Hotel Co. Ltd., a private consortium of shareholders founded in 1961, owns the Palace Hotel Tokyo. Masatomo Yoshihara is the company’s founder and first president. The new hotel replaces two earlier hotels, the Teito Hotel (Japanese: ) and the Palace Hotel (Japanese: ), both of which have been in operation since 1947 and 1961, …

FAMILY INN SAIKO Ryokan, Tokyo, Japan

  About a 10-minute drive from Ikebukuro Station, Family Inn Saiko offers comfortable Japanese-style rooms. In all guest rooms, there is free WiFi. After a day of sightseeing in the city, guests can unwind in rooms with tatami (woven-straw) flooring, traditional futon bedding, and Japanese-style sleepwear (Yukata robes), as well as private bathroom and toilet …

Welcome to the Ryokan Sawanoya Rooms

Welcome to the Sawanoya Ryokan. This traditional Japanese inn, located in Yanaka, near Tokyo’s Ueno district, offers tourists a relaxing stay in a rustically attractive residence. Sawanoya Ryokan, which has been in the service sector for more than 70 years, offers pleasant living in a warm, welcoming environment. Sawanoya’s interior is just as welcoming as …

Aquvii store with an array of trinkets and accessories

  It’s a little boutique, but they’ve packed every square inch with merchandise from largely Japanese artists and brands. In Japanese, the name Aquvii sounds like “akubi” or “yawn.” They think that good things should be passed on to those around you in the same way that a yawn can be shared from one person …

Yohji Yamamoto & Aoyama Store Tokyo,Japan

Yamamoto was born in Tokyo and received his law degree from Keio University in 1966. He dropped out of law school to help his mother with her dressmaking business, where he developed his tailoring abilities. He went on to Bunka Fashion College to study fashion design and graduated in 1969. Yamamoto made his stage debut …