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Tokyo Hidden Gems

Experts in Tokyo travel tips

It’s no secret that Tokyo is blessed with a never-ending source of things to do, but how can this be experienced the local way? Our team is here to help, expertly versed in the ins & outs of Tokyo, ensuring you won’t miss a beat. From unforgettable dining experiences to under-discovered finds, all your needs will be personally gathered to, for what we love to call a “Tokyo Spectacular”.

  • Tokyo comes alive at night in Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku’s main entertainment district. Known for its large concentration of hostess and cabaret clubs, it’s striking plethora of neon lights comes as the quintessential welcome to Tokyo.
  • Sit shoulder to shoulder in one of Golden Gai’s narrow alleys in tiny, old-fashioned, two-story bars that often seat a maximum of 5 to 6 people.
  • As the oldest and only LGBTQ+ district in Tokyo, Shinjuku Ni-chome’s flavorful atmosphere is unlike anything in the city. Although quiet during the day time, it awakens as soon as the sun sets, for a celebration of being yourself.
  • Tomigaya is a cozy neighborhood with a big atmosphere. Nestled between Shinjuku and Shibuya, it’s home to some hip lifestyle stores, cafes, and bookshops, on top of being very pet-friendly.
  • Stroll through Shinjuku Gyoen, the Emperor’s Garden in Shinjuku, for a breath of fresh air in the concrete jungle. There are three distinct gardens within the park: Japanese, English and French.
  • See Tokyo from above in the free observation deck at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. It’s located in the Shinjuku Skyscraper District, a brisk walk from the Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo. From up there, marvel at the immensity of the city and, on clear days, the majestic Mt. Fuji.
  • Only a short distance away is Meiji Jingu, a century old shrine dedicated to the late Meiji Emperor. Located in a forest-like enclosure, it’s a living testament to Japanese religious architecture.
  • Famous for its street fashion, Harajuku is a hub of fascinating subcultures. Filled with headquarters of luxury brands and model agencies, it’s arguably Tokyo’s fashion capital. Strolling around its side streets for unique boutiques is a must.

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