The V Travel Guide: Tokyo

The V Travel Guide: Tokyo

Looking to book that last-minute trip for the holidays, or perhaps your next big summer getaway? There's no time like the present. For years, travelers have flocked to Tokyo to immerse themselves in a culture entirely unlike anywhere else on Earth. Here are the five stops you won't want to miss on your tour of Japan's thriving metropolis.

Looking to book that last-minute trip for the holidays, or perhaps your next big summer getaway? There's no time like the present. For years, travelers have flocked to Tokyo to immerse themselves in a culture entirely unlike anywhere else on Earth. Here are the five stops you won't want to miss on your tour of Japan's thriving metropolis.

Text: John Brian Pierce

The Hotel: Grand Hyatt Tokyo

If a prime location is high on your hotel checklist, then consider the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Japan’s international hub for art, culture, fashion and world-class dining in the heart Roppongi. Good luck leaving the hotel—with seven unique restaurants (Keyakizaka is a must-try!) three bars, and of course, a beauty salon and state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, you're completely covered should you decide to turn your vacation into a staycation.

The Bar: Bar Trench

After a long day at the spa, it’s time to start the night off right, and what better way than with a one-of-a-kind herbal cocktail from Bar Trench? Regal and chic, a drink in this dimly-lit watering hole, concocted by a sartorially savvy bartender, will surely have you ordering another (and another).

The Club: Trump Room

Don't let the name fool you: the Trump Room houses Tokyo’s chicest party. Where the city’s art and fashion scenes collide, prepare to dance the night away to top-of-the-chart tunes and witness some wicked-cool fashion first hand.

The Shopping: Takeshita Dori & Cat Street 

To immerse yourself in Harajuku youth culture (because why not), be sure to check out Takeshita Dori and Cat Street. Experience an offbeat mix of trendy fashion boutiques, creperies, and street style galore (think 2009 era Lady Gaga meets the chicest anime characters you wished were real).

The Scenery: Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

What’s the point of a vacation if you can’t carve out some time to just be yourself and zen out? Escape Tokyo’s hustle and bustle and trek over to this gigantic garden oasis in Shinjuku. We hope you find your happy place.

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