Tokyo in Japan

sumo, Sakura and sushi. though these are all wonderful draws to Tokyo, there is so much more to this fascinating, multi-faceted city. one trip will certainly not be enough. we promise you’ll be back!

a Piece of Cake

a Piece of Cake

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee, patisserie & bakery, tea room Aoyama

small hidden tea house & cafe with yummy homemade cakes, on the forecourt of the lovely...

About Life Coffee Brewers

About Life Coffee Brewers

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 19

this cute little coffee stand is run by Onibus coffee & serves up fresh & tasty...

Ahiru Store

Ahiru Store

shop

$$ $$$ 19

this terrific secret wine bar in Shibuya also sells an incredible range of unusual & fantastic...

Aman Tokyo Spa

Aman Tokyo Spa

beauty

$$$$ $ Chiyoda-ku

the spas at Aman hotels never disappoint & this is no different, a truly luxurious...

Arise Coffee

Arise Coffee

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Hirano

one of the most unique places to grab coffee in Tokyo as it's a bit...

Bar Nakagawa

Bar Nakagawa

drinks

$$$ $$ 25

head to Bar Nakagawa for some fabulous people-watching & even more terrific fresh & creative...

Cafe  de L'ambre

Cafe de L'ambre

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee 10

this sweet coffee shop is tucked away in a small & quiet street in Ginza &...

Celaravird

Celaravird

dinner

$$ $$$ Spanish 8

this innovative restaurant has quite a following in Tokyo thanks to the edible works of...

Cignale Enoteca

Cignale Enoteca

drinks

$$$ $$ 5

though we certainly may have come here for the wine we most definitely stayed for...

Codename Mixology

Codename Mixology

drinks

$$$ $$ 6

this hidden spot might just be one of the best bars in Tokyo, head here...

Crony

Crony

dinner

$$$ $$ French 25

if you make it to Crony we promise you won't regret it as this lovely...

DEN

DEN

dinner

$$$ $$ Japanese 3

we adore this beautiful modern kaiseki restaurant that hones in on the importance homemade food &...

Fukamachi

Fukamachi

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Japanese 5

it may be in an inconspicuous & unassuming location but Fukamachi is deservedly referred to as...

Gen Yamamoto

Gen Yamamoto

drinks

$$$ $$ 6

so you've probably either eaten or heard of a tasting menu at a restaurant but...

Glitch Coffee

Glitch Coffee

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee

this micro roastery sits on a sweet & quiet street corner, you can also head here...

Hakkoku

Hakkoku

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 7

this relative newcomer to the sushi scene in Tokyo breathes a bit of fresh air...

Hakone Open Air Museum

Hakone Open Air Museum

culture

free Hakone

this lovely open-air museum is Japan's first & boasts a wonderful collection of artwork made...

Hotel Claska

Hotel Claska

shop sleep

$$ $$$ Meguro

intimate artsy boutique hotel with a roof terrace, located in the quiet Meguro neighborhood famous for its second-hand...

Imperial Palace & East Gardens

Imperial Palace & East Gardens

activity

free 1

this beautiful part of the inner palace area is open to the public & is...

Ishikawa

Ishikawa

dinner

$$$$ $ Japanese 5 Chome

this extraordinary kaiseki restaurant pays close attention to all details whether it be with the intricately...

Kabi

Kabi

lunch

$ $$$$ Japanese, Scandinavian 10

one of Tokyo's hottest new restaurants that initially comes across as European but is suffused...

Karaoke Kan Shibuya

Karaoke Kan Shibuya

dancing

$$ $$$ Udagawacho

if you've seen Lost in Translation then you definitely know this fantastic little karaoke bar...

Koffee Mameya

Koffee Mameya

coffee shop

$$ $$$ coffee Shibuya

specialty coffee beans shop where you can taste a special selection of coffee from various origins...

Kohaku

Kohaku

dinner

$$$ $$ Japanese 3 Chome

this beautiful modern-style kaiseki restaurant is absolutely sublime & pays homage to traditional Japanese flavours without...

La Bettola da Ochiai

La Bettola da Ochiai

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Italian 21

a simple & pared back restaurant that feels supremely cosy that serves up comforting Italian...

LaQua

LaQua

beauty

$$ $$$ Kasuga

this tranquil indoor & outdoor spa has an incredible array of options to relax from...

Little Nap Coffee Roasters

Little Nap Coffee Roasters

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 65

just a stone's throw away from Yoyogi Park, Little Nap Coffee plays host to some...

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

culture

free 1

this iconic Tokyo shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji & his wife...

Mikawa Zezankyo

Mikawa Zezankyo

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Japanese 3

for over 30 years Mikawa Zenakyo has been honing his craft of tempura in order to...

Mikkeller

Mikkeller

drinks

$$ $$$ 19

the Danish microbrewery has opened up an outpost on a small backstreet of Tokyo's Shibuya district...

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

culture

$ $$$$ 10

tucked away in Roppongi Hills this wonderful museum houses a fantastic collection of contemporary art...

Narukiyo

Narukiyo

dinner

$$ $$$ Japanese 7

if you think the staff at this intimate izakaya in Shibuya is fantastic just wait...

National Art Centre

National Art Centre

culture

$ $$$$ 22

what used to be a research facility for the University of Tokyo now houses one...

National Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Modern Art

culture

$ $$$$ 3

this imposing & fantastic museum houses the foremost collection of modern Japanese art & includes...

New York Bar

New York Bar

drinks

$$$$ $ Shinjuku

situated on the 52nd floor of Park Hyatt with breathtaking views of Tokyo, very extensive...

New York Grill

New York Grill

dinner

$$$$ $ steakhouse Shinjuku

order one of the mouth melting grilled beef dishes while you enjoy the most stunning...

Nezu Museum

Nezu Museum

activity culture

$$$ $$ Minato-ku

beautiful small boutique museum with a private collection of Japanese & Asian art, designed by architect...

Nichigekka

Nichigekka

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese 3

a wonderful kaiseki spot in Tokyo's Ginza neighbourhood, lovely atmosphere with sleek & pared-down decor...

Niwa no Yu

Niwa no Yu

beauty

$$ $$$ Nerima

this onsen - or traditional Japanesse spa - is truly sensational & well worth a...

Nonbei Yokocho

Nonbei Yokocho

drinks

$$ $$$ 25

this historic old-style bar in Shibuya (usually a neighbourhood for young people) is awash in charm...

Nua

Nua

beauty

$$ $$$ Shibuya

head to this calming spa when you're in the need for a brightening & rejuvenating...

Onibus Coffee

Onibus Coffee

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 14

we love Onibus Coffee because it's probably one of Tokyo's top specialty coffee roasters & for very...

Otafuku

Otafuku

dinner

$ $$$$ Japanese Hanakawado

paper lanterns & a well-kept garden adorn this traditional restaurant serving oden comfort food including...

Path Cafe

Path Cafe

breakfast dinner lunch

$$ $$$ European 44

this hotspot is frequented by locals & tourists alike for excellent Western breakfasts & pastries...

Pignon

Pignon

dinner

$$$ $$ French 16

this beautiful high-end Tokyo restaurant focuses on hearty & comforting French classics, don't fret though...

Ryugin

Ryugin

dinner

$$$$ $ Japanese Yurakucho

this three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Tokyo presents a beautiful modern kaiseki where you...

Sakurai

Sakurai

coffee

$$$ $$ tea room 5

one of the most beautiful experiences you can have whilst in Japan is to attend...

Sankeys TYO

Sankeys TYO

dancing

$$$ $$ 2

a fashionable club in the heart of Tokyo that also plays host to a number...

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

culture

free 3

this ancient Buddhist temple is located in Asakusa & is Tokyo's oldest temple as well as probably...

Shima

Shima

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese, steakhouse 5

if you're going to Japan & fancy yourself a carnivore we recommend doing yourself a...

Shirosaka

Shirosaka

dinner

$$$$ $ Japanese Akasaka

a truly brilliant kaiseki in Tokyo that gets just about everything right from its impeccable...

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro

dinner lunch

$$$$ $ sushi 2

if you've ever eaten sushi or watched Netflix you've probably heard about famed sushi spot...

Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara

Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese Rokubancho

the service here is truly impeccable so revel in it as they explain each part...

Sumo Tournament

Sumo Tournament

culture

$$ $$$ 3

this is probably one of the most iconically Japanese things you can witness, but it...

Sushi Dai

Sushi Dai

breakfast lunch

$$ $$$ sushi 2

this hallowed sushi spot in the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo serves up the freshest sushi...

Sushi Saito

Sushi Saito

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 4

this wonderful three Michelin star Japanese restaurant tucked neatly away in Minato serves some of...

Sushi Sawada

Sushi Sawada

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 9

acclaimed sushi chef Sawada & his lovely wife serve up chef's choice meals in their...

Sushi Sugita

Sushi Sugita

dinner

$$ $$$ sushi 33

this fantastic little sushi spot just might be one of the most difficult sushi reservations...

Sushi Takahashi

Sushi Takahashi

dinner

$$ $$$ sushi 14

this tiny sushi bar is probably one of the best in Tokyo but still has...

Sushi Tokami

Sushi Tokami

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi Ginza

this fantastic 20-course omakase makes use of only the freshest ingredients & has an unrivalled technique...

Sushi Yoshitake

Sushi Yoshitake

dinner

$$$$ $ sushi Chūō

incredible sushi spot nestled in the heart of Ginza, every piece of sushi is carefully...

Sushi-Ya

Sushi-Ya

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 3

the name may seem a little generic but please don't let that fool you because...

Switch Coffee

Switch Coffee

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 17

this specialty roaster & café in Meguro channels Australian coffee shop magic (its owner learned the tricks...

Tenko

Tenko

dinner

$$ $$$ Japanese 3 Chome

though tempura is quite simple food Tenko manages to elevate it to something of haute...

The Blind Donkey

The Blind Donkey

dinner

$$ $$$ international 17

even when you're in the world's greatest food paradise you sometimes need comfort food &...

THESE Library Lounge

THESE Library Lounge

drinks

$$ $$$ 2

if you are a book lover then you'll be in total heaven when you step...

THREE

THREE

shop

$$ $$$ 12

this crisp & sleek store has one of the most incredible & beautiful selections of...

Tokyo Central Railway Station

Tokyo Central Railway Station

culture

Chiyoda

spectacular architecture by Tatsuno Kingo, not just a station but it is a landmark that represents Japan,...

Tokyo Saryo

Tokyo Saryo

coffee

$$$ $$ tea room Setagaya

an incredibly sleek & pared down tea room where you can choose & compare multiple...

Toraya

Toraya

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee Ginza

we love heading to this shop in the Tokyo Station Hotel (there are also many...

Torishiki

Torishiki

dinner

$$$ $$ Japanese 14

there is yakitori & then there is Torishiki yakitori which elevates the traditional technique of...

Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market

shop

free Tsukiji

though it might sound like a crazy idea to wander through a huge fish market...

Tsuta

Tsuta

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ ramen Sugamo

ramen need not always be quick & cheap comfort food, here you get Michelin-starred ramen for...

YogaJaya

YogaJaya

activity

$$ $$$ 25

this lovely interdisciplinary studio focuses on the practice of movement with yoga & their signature...

Yoroniku

Yoroniku

dinner

$$ $$$ barbeque, Japanese 6

calling all meat lovers! we love heading to Omotesando to fill up on tasty barbecue...

a Piece of Cake

a Piece of Cake

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee, patisserie & bakery, tea room Aoyama

small hidden tea house & cafe with yummy homemade cakes, on the forecourt of the lovely...

About Life Coffee Brewers

About Life Coffee Brewers

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 19

this cute little coffee stand is run by Onibus coffee & serves up fresh & tasty...

Ahiru Store

Ahiru Store

shop

$$ $$$ 19

this terrific secret wine bar in Shibuya also sells an incredible range of unusual & fantastic...

Aman Tokyo Spa

Aman Tokyo Spa

beauty

$$$$ $ Chiyoda-ku

the spas at Aman hotels never disappoint & this is no different, a truly luxurious...

Arise Coffee

Arise Coffee

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee Hirano

one of the most unique places to grab coffee in Tokyo as it's a bit...

Bar Nakagawa

Bar Nakagawa

drinks

$$$ $$ 25

head to Bar Nakagawa for some fabulous people-watching & even more terrific fresh & creative...

Cafe  de L'ambre

Cafe de L'ambre

coffee

$ $$$$ coffee 10

this sweet coffee shop is tucked away in a small & quiet street in Ginza &...

Celaravird

Celaravird

dinner

$$ $$$ Spanish 8

this innovative restaurant has quite a following in Tokyo thanks to the edible works of...

Cignale Enoteca

Cignale Enoteca

drinks

$$$ $$ 5

though we certainly may have come here for the wine we most definitely stayed for...

Codename Mixology

Codename Mixology

drinks

$$$ $$ 6

this hidden spot might just be one of the best bars in Tokyo, head here...

Crony

Crony

dinner

$$$ $$ French 25

if you make it to Crony we promise you won't regret it as this lovely...

DEN

DEN

dinner

$$$ $$ Japanese 3

we adore this beautiful modern kaiseki restaurant that hones in on the importance homemade food &...

Fukamachi

Fukamachi

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Japanese 5

it may be in an inconspicuous & unassuming location but Fukamachi is deservedly referred to as...

Gen Yamamoto

Gen Yamamoto

drinks

$$$ $$ 6

so you've probably either eaten or heard of a tasting menu at a restaurant but...

Glitch Coffee

Glitch Coffee

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee

this micro roastery sits on a sweet & quiet street corner, you can also head here...

Hakkoku

Hakkoku

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 7

this relative newcomer to the sushi scene in Tokyo breathes a bit of fresh air...

Hakone Open Air Museum

Hakone Open Air Museum

culture

free Hakone

this lovely open-air museum is Japan's first & boasts a wonderful collection of artwork made...

Hotel Claska

Hotel Claska

shop sleep

$$ $$$ Meguro

intimate artsy boutique hotel with a roof terrace, located in the quiet Meguro neighborhood famous for its second-hand...

Imperial Palace & East Gardens

Imperial Palace & East Gardens

activity

free 1

this beautiful part of the inner palace area is open to the public & is...

Ishikawa

Ishikawa

dinner

$$$$ $ Japanese 5 Chome

this extraordinary kaiseki restaurant pays close attention to all details whether it be with the intricately...

Kabi

Kabi

lunch

$ $$$$ Japanese, Scandinavian 10

one of Tokyo's hottest new restaurants that initially comes across as European but is suffused...

Karaoke Kan Shibuya

Karaoke Kan Shibuya

dancing

$$ $$$ Udagawacho

if you've seen Lost in Translation then you definitely know this fantastic little karaoke bar...

Koffee Mameya

Koffee Mameya

coffee shop

$$ $$$ coffee Shibuya

specialty coffee beans shop where you can taste a special selection of coffee from various origins...

Kohaku

Kohaku

dinner

$$$ $$ Japanese 3 Chome

this beautiful modern-style kaiseki restaurant is absolutely sublime & pays homage to traditional Japanese flavours without...

La Bettola da Ochiai

La Bettola da Ochiai

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Italian 21

a simple & pared back restaurant that feels supremely cosy that serves up comforting Italian...

LaQua

LaQua

beauty

$$ $$$ Kasuga

this tranquil indoor & outdoor spa has an incredible array of options to relax from...

Little Nap Coffee Roasters

Little Nap Coffee Roasters

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 65

just a stone's throw away from Yoyogi Park, Little Nap Coffee plays host to some...

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

culture

free 1

this iconic Tokyo shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji & his wife...

Mikawa Zezankyo

Mikawa Zezankyo

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ Japanese 3

for over 30 years Mikawa Zenakyo has been honing his craft of tempura in order to...

Mikkeller

Mikkeller

drinks

$$ $$$ 19

the Danish microbrewery has opened up an outpost on a small backstreet of Tokyo's Shibuya district...

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

culture

$ $$$$ 10

tucked away in Roppongi Hills this wonderful museum houses a fantastic collection of contemporary art...

Narukiyo

Narukiyo

dinner

$$ $$$ Japanese 7

if you think the staff at this intimate izakaya in Shibuya is fantastic just wait...

National Art Centre

National Art Centre

culture

$ $$$$ 22

what used to be a research facility for the University of Tokyo now houses one...

National Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Modern Art

culture

$ $$$$ 3

this imposing & fantastic museum houses the foremost collection of modern Japanese art & includes...

New York Bar

New York Bar

drinks

$$$$ $ Shinjuku

situated on the 52nd floor of Park Hyatt with breathtaking views of Tokyo, very extensive...

New York Grill

New York Grill

dinner

$$$$ $ steakhouse Shinjuku

order one of the mouth melting grilled beef dishes while you enjoy the most stunning...

Nezu Museum

Nezu Museum

activity culture

$$$ $$ Minato-ku

beautiful small boutique museum with a private collection of Japanese & Asian art, designed by architect...

Nichigekka

Nichigekka

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese 3

a wonderful kaiseki spot in Tokyo's Ginza neighbourhood, lovely atmosphere with sleek & pared-down decor...

Niwa no Yu

Niwa no Yu

beauty

$$ $$$ Nerima

this onsen - or traditional Japanesse spa - is truly sensational & well worth a...

Nonbei Yokocho

Nonbei Yokocho

drinks

$$ $$$ 25

this historic old-style bar in Shibuya (usually a neighbourhood for young people) is awash in charm...

Nua

Nua

beauty

$$ $$$ Shibuya

head to this calming spa when you're in the need for a brightening & rejuvenating...

Onibus Coffee

Onibus Coffee

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 14

we love Onibus Coffee because it's probably one of Tokyo's top specialty coffee roasters & for very...

Otafuku

Otafuku

dinner

$ $$$$ Japanese Hanakawado

paper lanterns & a well-kept garden adorn this traditional restaurant serving oden comfort food including...

Path Cafe

Path Cafe

breakfast dinner lunch

$$ $$$ European 44

this hotspot is frequented by locals & tourists alike for excellent Western breakfasts & pastries...

Pignon

Pignon

dinner

$$$ $$ French 16

this beautiful high-end Tokyo restaurant focuses on hearty & comforting French classics, don't fret though...

Ryugin

Ryugin

dinner

$$$$ $ Japanese Yurakucho

this three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Tokyo presents a beautiful modern kaiseki where you...

Sakurai

Sakurai

coffee

$$$ $$ tea room 5

one of the most beautiful experiences you can have whilst in Japan is to attend...

Sankeys TYO

Sankeys TYO

dancing

$$$ $$ 2

a fashionable club in the heart of Tokyo that also plays host to a number...

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple

culture

free 3

this ancient Buddhist temple is located in Asakusa & is Tokyo's oldest temple as well as probably...

Shima

Shima

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese, steakhouse 5

if you're going to Japan & fancy yourself a carnivore we recommend doing yourself a...

Shirosaka

Shirosaka

dinner

$$$$ $ Japanese Akasaka

a truly brilliant kaiseki in Tokyo that gets just about everything right from its impeccable...

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro

dinner lunch

$$$$ $ sushi 2

if you've ever eaten sushi or watched Netflix you've probably heard about famed sushi spot...

Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara

Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ Japanese Rokubancho

the service here is truly impeccable so revel in it as they explain each part...

Sumo Tournament

Sumo Tournament

culture

$$ $$$ 3

this is probably one of the most iconically Japanese things you can witness, but it...

Sushi Dai

Sushi Dai

breakfast lunch

$$ $$$ sushi 2

this hallowed sushi spot in the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo serves up the freshest sushi...

Sushi Saito

Sushi Saito

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 4

this wonderful three Michelin star Japanese restaurant tucked neatly away in Minato serves some of...

Sushi Sawada

Sushi Sawada

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 9

acclaimed sushi chef Sawada & his lovely wife serve up chef's choice meals in their...

Sushi Sugita

Sushi Sugita

dinner

$$ $$$ sushi 33

this fantastic little sushi spot just might be one of the most difficult sushi reservations...

Sushi Takahashi

Sushi Takahashi

dinner

$$ $$$ sushi 14

this tiny sushi bar is probably one of the best in Tokyo but still has...

Sushi Tokami

Sushi Tokami

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi Ginza

this fantastic 20-course omakase makes use of only the freshest ingredients & has an unrivalled technique...

Sushi Yoshitake

Sushi Yoshitake

dinner

$$$$ $ sushi Chūō

incredible sushi spot nestled in the heart of Ginza, every piece of sushi is carefully...

Sushi-Ya

Sushi-Ya

dinner lunch

$$$ $$ sushi 3

the name may seem a little generic but please don't let that fool you because...

Switch Coffee

Switch Coffee

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee 17

this specialty roaster & café in Meguro channels Australian coffee shop magic (its owner learned the tricks...

Tenko

Tenko

dinner

$$ $$$ Japanese 3 Chome

though tempura is quite simple food Tenko manages to elevate it to something of haute...

The Blind Donkey

The Blind Donkey

dinner

$$ $$$ international 17

even when you're in the world's greatest food paradise you sometimes need comfort food &...

THESE Library Lounge

THESE Library Lounge

drinks

$$ $$$ 2

if you are a book lover then you'll be in total heaven when you step...

THREE

THREE

shop

$$ $$$ 12

this crisp & sleek store has one of the most incredible & beautiful selections of...

Tokyo Central Railway Station

Tokyo Central Railway Station

culture

Chiyoda

spectacular architecture by Tatsuno Kingo, not just a station but it is a landmark that represents Japan,...

Tokyo Saryo

Tokyo Saryo

coffee

$$$ $$ tea room Setagaya

an incredibly sleek & pared down tea room where you can choose & compare multiple...

Toraya

Toraya

coffee

$$ $$$ coffee Ginza

we love heading to this shop in the Tokyo Station Hotel (there are also many...

Torishiki

Torishiki

dinner

$$$ $$ Japanese 14

there is yakitori & then there is Torishiki yakitori which elevates the traditional technique of...

Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market

shop

free Tsukiji

though it might sound like a crazy idea to wander through a huge fish market...

Tsuta

Tsuta

dinner lunch

$$ $$$ ramen Sugamo

ramen need not always be quick & cheap comfort food, here you get Michelin-starred ramen for...

YogaJaya

YogaJaya

activity

$$ $$$ 25

this lovely interdisciplinary studio focuses on the practice of movement with yoga & their signature...

Yoroniku

Yoroniku

dinner

$$ $$$ barbeque, Japanese 6

calling all meat lovers! we love heading to Omotesando to fill up on tasty barbecue...