Things not to miss.
Discover Streets of Omohara
Though Tokyo has no downtown as we know it, Omohara is the hippest spot in town – design studios, contemporary art galleries, stylish stores and shops. Omotesando is a Zelkova tree-lined avenue with architectural masterpieces and designer boutiques Tod’s, Miu Miu, Prada, Louis Vuitton, which has art installation on the 7th floor.
Takeshita pedestrian street is home to anime characters-dressed folks doing their freak-boutique shopping. Don't follow any specific routes but let the city charm you and follow its rhythm and you'll be rewarded.
Sats and Suns Ginza becomes no-traffic zone – a pedestrian paradise. Stroll along this broad avenue, stop for coffee and explore the area. Start in Okuno gallery, then move to Shinbashi Station, pop in a 12-floor Uniqlo, then take a pic with a semi-naked sweetie in Abercrombie & Fitch and get up the 42nd floor of Shiodome Tower to admire pre-dawn Tokyo from the windows of Oregon bar. If you still feel ok, take Yurikamome monorail to Odaiba – it is squeezed between skyscrapers – like in a sci-fi movie.
Get up Tokyo Sky Tree and take a boat tour
Get up this highest tower in the world (634 m) to get a stunning view, visit Tomio Koyama Gallery in converted warehouses and by the sunset take a boat tour – the port is not far from Asakusa Station.
Recently this quiet residential neighborhood has turned into a super trendy and exclusive spot with decadent parties, roof top movie nights, book readings on the river bank and long coffee or whiskey talks in cute bars and cafés. Places to check are Tractor (1-3-2 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku), Moscow Lounge (3-18-10 Aobadai, Meguro-ku), Unice (1-34-17 Ebisu-nishi, Shibuya-ku), Midori-so (3-3-11 Aobadai, Meguro-ku), Kinfolk Lounge (1-11-1 Shimo-meguro, Meguro-ku), Berry aka Just Another Space (3F, 1-3-9 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku).