For decades Japan has captivated the imaginations of many through its historical and entertainment cultures, divine architecture, and distinct gastronomy.
The capital city of Tokyo stands out as the world’s most populous metropolis with an intrinsic ecosystem, where just around the corner of a very crowded street you may find yourself in the center of a ritually-driven Zen garden or sitting on a floor mat robed in preparation for a meal of raw fish. You may even end up leaving your agenda – along with your shoes – at the door, as the magic of Tokyo whisks you away into a story of your own.
Housed in the 54-story Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in the Roppongi Hills complex, the Mori Art Museum keeps a revolving door of temporary installations and exhibitions featuring primarily young contemporary Asian artists. After intaking genres of fashion, architecture, design, photography, and video, head to the rooftop for sweeping cityscape views from the Sky Deck.
Whether a guest of the hotel or just passing through, all are welcome to experience the elevated journey found only at The Lounge, on the 33rd floor of the Aman Tokyo hotel. Step inside for an all-day international menu, dedicated cigar lounge, afternoon tea spread, and signature tipples, specialty martinis, Japanese mojitos, and Sake prepared against the best backdrop in Tokyo.
The ultimate destination for contemporary art-lovers and travelers in search of one-of-a-kind experiences, the tiny island of Naoshima is well worth the detour from Tokyo. What was once a sleepy dot on the map has become the homeland for unconventional installations of unusual proportions in peculiar places, a strange contrast to the island’s traditional fishing villages.