Japan is almost endlessly fascinating as so little of what you experience is familiar. The Japanese have a different approach that is evident in all your small interactions. From the service culture, you experience daily to the amazing attention to detail of their craftsmen, there is much to love about Japan. Of all the dining experiences we had, we would recommend Rakushokusha Maru, the endearingly named Beard with food as eclectic as the chef, but the ultimate for us was the three Michelin-starred sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro where 89-year-old Jiro is still hand-making each piece. Just like the city itself, when talking about Tokyo, the challenge is where to start, so here are a few of our favourite things from a week in Tokyo.
Shopping: The Real McCoy’s, Postalco, Mackintosh, Graphpaper
Accommodation: Capitol Hotel Tokyu
Side trip: Kamakura with The Great Buddha, Bills and The Good Goodies