Tokyo

8.4

Guide to a week in Tokyo

Japan is almost endlessly fascinating as so little of what you experience being familiar. The Japanese have a different approach that is evident in all your small interactions. From the service culture you experience daily…

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8.3

Rakushokusha Maru, Tokyo

Rakushokusha Maru is one of two Tokyo restaurants run by owner-chef’s Keiji Mori. Descending into the basement of the Aoyama restaurant, the decor is stylish and discrete with nothing out of place. On our visit, we opted for the ‘tasting…

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8.6

Beard, Tokyo

Beard is the kind of neighbourhood restaurant that I have always dreamt about. Voted one of best restaurants in the world by Monocle, the husband and wife duo have created a casual dining experience where refined cooking is served in friendly…

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8.8

Sukiyabashi Jiro, Tokyo

Of all the wonderful dining experiences we had in Japan, the ultimate for us was the three Michelin-starred sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro. Made famous in the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 89 year-old Jiro is…

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8.3

Kurosawa restaurant, Tokyo

Acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa was said to be a connoisseur of Japanese cuisine, in particular an aficionado of fresh, handmade soba noodles. Made from buckwheat flour and often eaten with the simplest of dipping sauces, this quintessential…

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8.3

Robot Restaurant, Tokyo

In Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s nightlife epicentres, bikini-clad women stage nightly mock battles with enormous robots in a peculiarly Japanese form of entertainment. The show is quite kitsch, however, do not let that put you off as it is a…

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8.0

The Roastery by Nozy Coffee, Tokyo

The Roastery by Nozy Coffee is located in the heart of fashionable Shibuya. The good looking industrial fit out features a concrete floor, wooden bar and plethora of coffee making implements. Expect more Japanese hipster…

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8.0

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower that upon reaching its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011 became the tallest tower in the world, and the second tallest structure after the…

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