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Nezu Museum

Culture highlight

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
03-3400-2536
nezu-muse.or.jp
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MiyaGawa

Taste of tradition

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
03-3400-5541
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Auralee

Clarity of design

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
03-6427-6336
auralee.jp
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Blamink

Timeless appeal

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
03-5774-9899
store.united-arrows.co.jp/shop/bl
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Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum

Surreal sculptures

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
03-3406-0801
taro-okamoto.or.jp
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