These are a few the things you should explore if you ever find yourself in Tokyo


  • Get yourself to Shibuya Crossing after sunset and watch the insanity unfold. A bazillion people crossing the street every few minutes, multiple screens pumping high-energy video from all directions at once. And more. It's the essence of Tokyo condensed into a single spot.
  • Go up to the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower top floor in late at night, around 10pm or so, and be mesmerized by the never-ending city scape and all the red, pulsing skyscraper lights.


  • rab a caramel frappuchino at the Shibuya Crossing Starbucks, go upstairs and try and get a window seat facing the crossing. Should you want to experience some insane levels of process optimization and efficiency, go there during peak hours.


  • Get a front seat on the fully automatic Yurikamome line and head out from Shimbashi Station to Daiba station, on the manmade Odaiba island. Go for a walk along the shore
  • nd when you’re close to Daiba station, make sure to catch the life-size Gundam statue in the park just behind the Diver City mall. It’s pretty awesome when lit up at night. And while you’re at it, grab fast food sushi orderd on ipads, delivered on small shinkansen trains, on the Diver City mall top floor.


  • Stroll through the Harajuku and Omotesando back alleys or a while, then go inside Omotesando Hills. Grab an avocado burger at the Golden Brown place on the top floor.


  • Visit Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara. If there's anything you ever wanted in electronics, they're pretty sure to have it. Giant floors filled with cameras, cell phones, home electronics and a bazillion different accessories. Bikes? Yep. Toasters? Sure. A few hundred different headphone models? You bet.


  • Walk around the Tokyo Midtown shopping mall, grab a coffee at Café Idee Parc, then head up the Ritz Carlton lobby floor and have the keiseki lunch at Hinokizaka.
  • ind your way to Shinjuku and the Isetan department store food floor. Be amazed.


  • Go visit the Tsutaya T-Site complex in Daikanyama. A prefect mix of books, magazines, music, film, a café and a lounge. A bookstore taken to perfection.


  • Walk along the Ginza main street. There's a nice Apple Store, an insane Uniqlo flagshio store and a ton of decent, upscale shopping.


  • f you're into men's fashion, Hankyu Men's department store in Marunouchi is a pretty great place. Tons of brands. Grab a coffee at the Moncle Café in their basment.