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
Type of TravelerAdventurers , Art Lovers , Intellectuals