Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tokyo

JBS Bar
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.
Cow Books
Out-of-print art and design titles in a charming store.
Maruzen
Thousands upon thousands of books - we guarantee you won't ever be bored.
Kissa Ginza
Granny-chic, Tokyo style; in Kissa Ginza, the only things on the younger side of 40 are the late-night clientele.
Tokyo National Museum
The museum is located in the vast Uneo Park, perfect for a walk and a bit of post-exhibition reflection.
Kamakura
Escape to the coast and spend the day exploring the charming Kamakura.
Maisen
The hoards of locals queueing outside know that the 'tonkatsu' is worth waiting for.
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.
Taisho
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.
Kyukyodo
Washi paper and incense sold here.
Le Chocolat de H
A chocolate lovers delight.
Bibliophile
Everything you could ask for when looking for a holiday treat.
On Sundays at the Watari-um
Another great spot to immerse yourself in the creative side of the city.
Oriental Bazaar
Cheap and cheerful souvenirs.
Mingeikan Folk Crafts Museum
Go back to the origins of modern design at this museum dedicated to the Japanese folk craft movement.
Sensoji Temple
An atmospheric glimpse of really, really old Tokyo...
Chicago
Vintage clothing mecca with a wide range of stock.
Kinokuniya
With everything from books to newspapers, this is the perfect place to pick up a good read.
Siige
Something out of the ordinary: specialty clothes from Finland.
Kamiya
An old-school Western style drinking den.
SCAI the Bathhouse
Escape to this former bathhouse, now home to high-profile art exhibitions
Asakusa
A street devoted to selling all things kitchen related.
b Akasaka
Affordable and stylish, the b Akasaka is a real find amidst Tokyo's luxurious skyscrapers.

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