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.
Frank & Easy
Unique jewellery designs and imaginative bespoke pieces.
Udon Maruka
Ice Ouca
Traditional flavours of Japanese sweets in a rainbow-selection of ice cream.
Chano-Ma
This tearoom is modern luxurious memorable.
Cow Books
Out-of-print art and design titles in a charming store.
Tokyo National Museum
The museum is located in the vast Uneo Park, perfect for a walk and a bit of post-exhibition reflection.
Kissa Ginza
Granny-chic, Tokyo style; in Kissa Ginza, the only things on the younger side of 40 are the late-night clientele.
Uniqlo UT T-Shirt
A bargain hunter's idea of shopping.
Kisara
'Asa' hemp products for every occasion.
Maruzen
Thousands upon thousands of books - we guarantee you won't ever be bored.
Bonjour Records
An abundance of music options for the discerning music-lover.
Maisen
The hoards of locals queueing outside know that the 'tonkatsu' is worth waiting for.
Kamakura
Escape to the coast and spend the day exploring the charming Kamakura.
NADiff a/p/a/r/t
The coolest gallery spaces are always the hardest to find. NADiff is worth the search.
Spiral Records
This quaint little shop is bursting at the seams with its choice of records.
Flash Ranch Discs
Bargain vinyls to be found here.
Tokyu Hands
Everything under one roof. And we mean everything.
Tora no Ana
Manga and anime sold at this five-storey emporium.
Cocongo
This eclectic souvenir-filled café is worth searching out.
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.
Kiddyland
Quirky children's clothes and kitsch toys for your little one.
Mori Art Museum
Housed in a shiny skyscraper, Mori Art Museum draws in all the big names.
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.
Boudoir
Sun & Moon Yoga
For some much needed relaxation and calm, enter this zen-like yoga studio and gently breathe and stretch the stress away.
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.
Muji
Hassle-free shopping at this minimalist inspired creation.
Capsule Hotel Asakusa Riverside
A night at the Capsule Hotel will be a tight, but memorable, experience.
Comme Ca
Give your life a makeover with their cheap chic accessories and clothing.
Tokyo Dome
& Stripe
This riverfront boutique specialises in buttons.
a.m.a store
A must-visit kitsch boutique for all things retro and Japanese.
Aoyama Book Centre
In need of a good read? Then head here for your copy in English.
On Sundays at the Watari-um
Another great spot to immerse yourself in the creative side of the city.
RagTag
Designer goods at low prices.
Sensoji Temple
An atmospheric glimpse of really, really old Tokyo...
Sometaro
A family-run experience, feast on 'okonmiyaki' in a traditional setting...

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