Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


A small bar in Shibuya-ku, JBS Bar has a collection of around 10,000 records on vinyl, which are played and displayed in this small, wood-panelled space.
Bar Benfiddich
A cocktail bar in Shinjuku, Bar Benfiddich offers up well-mixed, creatively-concocted drinks, often made with homegrown botanicals and rare spirits.
Mikawa Zezankyo
A tempura restaurant from Chef Saotome, Mikawa Zezankyo serves up well-crafted dishes in an intimate, jade-green space in Koto-ku.
Tila March
If you're looking for gorgeously soft leather handbags, then this is the place to be.
Journal Standard
You're sure to find what you're looking for at this bohemian store.
Note et Silence
Womenswear with a twist.
Tokyo National Museum
The museum is located in the vast Uneo Park, perfect for a walk and a bit of post-exhibition reflection.
Cow Books
Out-of-print art and design titles in a charming store.
This classy department store is sure to have what you're looking for.
Kissa Ginza
Granny-chic, Tokyo style; in Kissa Ginza, the only things on the younger side of 40 are the late-night clientele.
Thousands upon thousands of books - we guarantee you won't ever be bored.
With a whisky in one hand and a cigar in the other, join the glamorous jet-set at Maduro.
Handmade shoes at this iconic building.
B Bar Marunouchi
Another stylish glitzy bar from the celebrated crystal makers Baccarat.
Tsumori Chisato
Crazy patterns are this designer's trademark.
Stunning textile designs.
Stunningly creative dinners abound at this Michelin-starred eatery; sit back and allow this passionate chef to blow your mind with his gastronomic genius.
Upmarket designs for Tokyo's fashion-conscious.
Club On The Park
Indulge in traditional Japanese treatments, including the delectable Tokyo Massage, while drifting off to a smooth jazz soundtrack.
Ideal business lunch venue for hungry carnivores...
Traditional yet stylish designs by this eponymous fashion house.
A Mecca for Tokyo's house and techno scene, all below Asia's biggest disco-ball...
Escape to the coast and spend the day exploring the charming Kamakura.
All the major Japanese labels in one store.
The hoards of locals queueing outside know that the 'tonkatsu' is worth waiting for.
Interior furnishings and home accessories.
The Peninsula Tokyo
Modern, luxurious and wonderfully extravagant.
Golden Gai
This ramshackle street is definitely worth exploring; foreigners might not be welcomed with open arms, but here, fortune favours the brave. Guaranteed to provide an adventurous night.
Simple and timeless accessories.
Ideal if you're looking to take some super-strong sake home.
Dance the night away beneath chandeliers and stuffed pheasants.
Nippon Budokan
Why not attempt to master these ancient Japanese arts in this epic mecca? Go on, you know you always wanted to be a ninja.
Affordable artwork in a beautiful gallery.
A small glimpse of the real Tokyo, far from the skyscrapers and sslarymen; try the delicious grilled meats and wash it all down with hearty draft beer.
Mado Lounge
Sumo should definitely be experienced whilst sipping a cocktail.
Looking to buy a robot?!
New York Bar
The infamous 'Lost in Translation' bar; ask for a L.I.T. (yes, named after the film), and ponder the meaning of life while soaking up the stunning view.
Museum of Photography
You can discover work by a range of photographers in a gallery that hosts some of the country's best photography exhibitions.
Located on the edge of Tokyo's fish market, Isonoya offers the freshest sushi imaginable.

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