This residential neighbourhood also hosts upmarket fashion shops. Chic boutiques sit alongside one of the city’s most exquisite museums and the Tessen-kai Noh theatre, where actors perform centuries-old dance-dramas. Aoyama Cemetery is a green pocket that in spring puts on one of Tokyo’s finest cherry blossom displays.
Designed by Kengo Kuma, this museum is home to an impressive collection of pre-modern art from Japan, China and East Asia. The garden is also a highlight: its winding paths are ideal for a post-exhibition wander.6-5-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
Isao Kanemasa has been at Miyagawa for 50 years. The chef prepares lightly battered prawns, seasonal vegetables and other delights with precision, delivering them straight to the plates of waiting diners.6-1-6 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
Ryota Iwai combines high-quality fabrics with clean silhouettes – see them at the brand’s flagship, where minimalist spaces and contrasting textures provide the backdrop to seasonal collections.6-3-2 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
The brand’s Bauhaus-inspired flagship features Blamink design team’s refined men’s and womenswear. High ceilings and clean lines complement the brand’s luxurious wares.6-3-16 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
Hidden in the Aoyama back streets, the residence of the late Taro Okamoto is now home to a museum providing an insight into the renowned artist’s works.6-1-19 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku