Tokyo: Capital of Cool

By Rob Goss

**Winner of the 2015 North American shuttle newshounds organization Silver Medal Prize**

Take a photograph travel of Japan's capital of cool with this replacement Tokyo guidebook!

From the stylish streets of Omotesando to the Tosho-gu shrine complicated in Nikko, equipped to consecrate the Edo-era shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, award-winning writer Rob Goss takes readers throughout the patchwork of assorted districts and attractions that make up Tokyo and its neighboring towns.Tokyo: Capital of Cool delves into Tokyo's defining qualities together with the city's Edo-era roots; its thirst to either modernize and but hold its traditions; its culinary historical past; and the impression of its bright youth.

You'll be surprised on the vibrant pictures and the in-depth language that is going a ways past the bounds of a standard guidebook in delivering insights into one of many world's maximum towns. In Tokyo: Capital of Cool, you will find rules and concept for areas to go to, a window onto this detailed position, and a deeper knowing of its humans and eastern tradition.

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There’s a fine looking backyard subsequent to the television Asahi development, and at the 54th ground of Mori Tower a primary modern gallery, the Mori paintings Museum (6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku; tel: 03-5777 8600; www. mori. paintings. museum; Tue 10am–5pm; Wed–Mon until eventually 10pm; cost) in addition to Tokyo urban View (www. tokyocityview. com; Sun–Thu 10am–11pm, Fri–Sat until eventually 1am; cost) an indoor remark deck with a heart-stopping 360-degree view of the town in addition to entry to the building’s roof. Tokyo Midtown Address: Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tel: 03-3475 3100 Website: www. tokyo-midtown. com Opening Hours: day-by-day 10am–9pm (restaurants till hour of darkness) Entrance rate: loose Transport: Roppongi If you pass northwest alongside Gaien-Higashi-dori from Roppongi Crossing you’ll come to the area’s moment significant improvement, which opened in 2007, Tokyo Midtown 7 [map]. The anchor estate this is Midtown Tower, Tokyo’s tallest construction atwith its most sensible flooring occupied by means of the Ritz Carlton (for additional information, click on here). just like the close by Roppongi Hills, Midtown’s a number of structures are domestic to 1000's of shops, eating places and workplaces. And simply as Roppongi Hills has the Mori artwork Museum, so too Midtown has its personal pleasant paintings venues, with the Suntory Museum of paintings and 21_21 layout Sight, in addition to quite a few works of art and installations scattered round the advanced. Suntory Museum of paintings Address: Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tel: 03-3479 8600 Website: www. suntory. co. jp/sma Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, solar 10am–6pm, Fri–Sat till 8pm Entrance expense: cost Transport: Roppongi Within Tokyo Midtown’s purchasing advanced is the Suntory Museum of paintings eight [map] Suntory Bijutsukan). Its elegant selection of lacquerware, ceramics and work from the seventeenth century to the current is housed in a truly glossy and light-filled layout by way of Kengo Kuma that includes excessive ceilings and louvred home windows. Tip The nationwide paintings heart Tokyo, Suntory Museum of artwork and Mori artwork Museum shape the 3 corners of the paintings Triangle Roppongi. continue your price tag stub after traveling any of those 3 museums and it'll entitle you to lowered access at all of the others. A map is usually on hand at every one museum exhibiting different galleries within the quarter, or on-line at www. mori. artwork. museum/eng/atro. 21_21 layout Sight Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tel: 03-3475 2121 Website: www. 2121designsight. jp Opening Hours: Wed–Mon 11am–8pm Entrance price: cost Transport: Roppongi Greenery surrounds Tokyo Midtown. around the 10-hectare (25-acre) website are many modern sculptures and, in a single nook, the 21_21 layout Sight nine [map]. This Tadao Ando-designed house, which has style chief Issey Miyake between its administrators, levels revolutionary theme-based layout exhibitions in a subterranean gallery. nationwide paintings heart Tokyo Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tel: 03-5777 8600 Website: www. nact. jp Opening Hours: Wed–Mon 10am–6pm, Fri till 8pm Entrance price: cost Transport: Roppongi or Nogizaka Two mins’ stroll southwest of Tokyo Midtown is the nationwide paintings heart Tokyo ) [map].

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