Secret Tokyo with AD

Sprawling Tokyo is one of the world’s most fascinating metropolises, a place where time-honored traditions and futuristic innovation exist side-by-side. The offerings for a culturally curious traveler are astounding, from the crafts and food scenes to the amazing architecture (Japan has more Pritzker Prize award–winning architects than any other country in the world). On this design-focused journey with Architectural Digest, get an insider’s view on a complex and layered destination, with the possibility to add on time in more spiritual sister city Kyoto.

What to Expect

  • Join a traditional tea ceremony in an iconic modern building, a perfect meeting of past and future.
  • Learn about the art of Japanese gardens with one of the head gardeners at the Kengo Kuma–designed Nezu Museum.
  • Discover Tokyo’s most hidden restaurants, including ones focused on sushi, soba and kaiseki.
  • Go on an expert-led galleries tour in Ginza, including lesser-known spots that are tucked into residential apartment buildings and hidden in retail stores.
  • Partake in a walking tour of Tokyo’s most charming, quaint neighborhood, with stops at up-and-coming design shops, cafés and sights that rarely figure on tourist itineraries.
  • Visit the studios of a kimono maker and a woodblock printmaker.
  • Receive shopping suggestions tailored to your interests for textiles, papers, ceramics and “only in Japan” mementos.
  • The chance to add on a post-trip extension planned by Indagare’s expert team to Kyoto, Nara, Naoshima or beyond
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  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Art Lovers , Intellectuals

This Journey's Host

Architectural Digest‘s senior design writer Hannah Martin covers contemporary furniture, interiors, and design history for the magazine. She previously served as a market editor at Elle Decor, Veranda, and House Beautiful, and wrote lifestyle and arts stories for The Boston Globe. She also works as an independent curator, assembling shows about contemporary design.

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    AD's Hannah Martin
  • From
    To be announced


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals and activities indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions indicated in the itinerary
  • Group airport and city transfers throughout the itinerary, as indicated
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your Architectural Digest and Indagare hosts and our partners on the ground


  • International air transportation and travel insurance
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in meals
  • Personal items and expenses, including additional activities
  • All gratuities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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