Amy Yee's Japan - tokyo
Collected by Amy Yee
1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8111, Japan
Even in the middle of winter, the Imperial Palace Gardens are well worth a stroll. There are plants from all the prefectures of Japan, and the bamboo is lush year-round. The palace is about a 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station, and it's a...
2 Chome-14-3 Nagatachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 100-0014, Japan
If you’re like me, you love spicy food. And by “love”, I mean,“addicted to”. Thai Isan-style jungle curry, Texas five-alarm chili—you name it, the more capiscum in the dish, the better. However, it’s equally important to ensure that whatever meal...
Japan, 〒160-0022 東京都新宿区Shinjuku, 3 Chome−32, 新宿3丁目32−8 新宿中央口ビル4・5F
Residents of Japan spend loads on designer label clothes often. They also generally live in tiny apartments. When they purge old stuff, including high end fashion designers and local Japanese finds, it ends up Ragtag. There are several locations...
3 Chome-2-9 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tōkyō-to 160-0023, Japan
In the outer market of Tsukiji, I bought a knife at this amazing shop and the experience stuck with me. Any cook knows a great knife makes all the difference, and here they have such a vast variety of knives, at various prices, that anyone can...
Japan, 〒107-6301 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka, 5 Chome−3, 赤坂5-3-1 105-1 赤坂サカス内Bizタワー1F
Spanish cuisine, particularly tapas, is very popular in Tokyo, perhaps because of its similarities to Japanese culinary culture—a focus on fresh ingredients, simple but elegant presentation, and small portion sizes that allow diners to sample many...
Japan, 〒100-0006 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda-ku, Yūrakuchō, １丁目8−1
Like most of Tokyo's upscale hotels, The Peninsula's Lobby restaurant does a terrific afternoon tea. Bottomless teas and coffees, towers of sweet and savory treats, and impeccable service for 3,900. The best part of our recent Sunday afternoon tea...
7 Chome-6-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0052, Japan
Ikebana (生け花, “living flowers”) is the Japanese art of flower arranging.The practice relies on the harmonizing of negative space and to create a temporal representation of the universe. The instructors at the Sogetsu school in Aoyama described...
6 Chome-11-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 106-6108, Japan
Mori Art Museum is located on the 53rd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. They have an eclectic mix of contemporary artists with temporary exhibitions. The bonus is the incredible 360 degree panoramic view of Tokyo which is included in the...
Japan, 〒107-6290 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka, ９丁目7−６ 東京ミッドタウン・ガーデン内
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake created this experimental design museum, and star Japanese architect Tadao Ando constructed the building. The museum always has great installations by artists such as the industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. —...
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