Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, located in Minato City, is renowned for its Art Deco architectural style. The structure was originally built in 1933 as a home for Prince Asaka, who, after spending time abroad in France and the United States, requested that it be designed in the popular 1930’s style. Famous French artist Henri Rapin designed the mansion’s interior, and glass designer and jeweler René Lalique created the decorative glasswork in the front entrance hall, as well as the chandeliers.
The building was converted into the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in 1983 and was designated as an Important Cultural Property in 2015.
Aside from the structure itself, the museum is home to a number of continuously changing exhibitions that feature jewelry, sculptures, fashion, home decor, and contemporary art. In 2014, a cafe, a museum shop, and additional exhibition spaces were added.
The museum’s artistry continues outside with its immaculately landscaped gardens. The grounds contain both Japanese- and Western-style gardens, complete with seasonal flowers, ponds, and sculptures. The area is also home to a teahouse.
When the museum installs a new exhibition, the main building and annex are closed, but the gardens remain open.
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is about a 10-minute walk from both Meguro Station and Shirokanedai Station.
This special exhibit explores how French artists and designers were influenced and inspired by African, Middle Eastern and Asian cultures and ideas in the period between the two world wars. Known as Art Deco, this style of visual arts is evident in a broad range of materials, from paintings to furniture, sculpture to fashion and jewelry.
Just minutes from Shinagawa Station, the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa is surrounded by lush greenery in the Takanawa area, with rooms offering balcony views of the nearby gardens and the surrounding Tokyo cityscape. This urban resort features convention facilities like the Hiten banquet hall, the international Convention Center Pamir, as well as a wide variety of Japanese, Chinese and Western restaurants.
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort is part of the Hankyu-Hanshin luxury hotels group. Since 1938, this luxury hotel has been opening its doors to guests who seek a comfortable stay with convenient access to central Tokyo.
Located right next to Shinjuku Chuo Park, THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku is a modern hotel with an exceptional design and easy access to the nearby Shinjuku train station and the Meiji Shrine. The 14-story hotel building was renovated and reopened in August 2018 as THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku . The western-style rooms offer a park view on the top floor as well as a newly opened terrace suite. The spacious atrium design offers a relaxed atmosphere and connects the restaurant, bar, lounge and lobby with one another. One of the highlights of THE KNOT is the delicious dishes. There are six areas in which food and drinks are offered. From the grill area to high-quality black tea and fresh bread, everything is on offer.
There is a restaurant right in front of the Meguro station where you can eat your own fish. All kinds of Japanese dishes and fresh seafood are also served. In some pools inside the restaurant you can catch your own fish with a fishing rod and net and then let the staff know which table it should be brought to. You can watch the fish being prepared in the kitchen and let you know in advance how the fish should be prepared: whether as sashimi, grilled, boiled, deep-fried (with tempura) or as sushi. If you don't manage to catch your own fish, then you can of course order a fish from the menu. However, the price is much lower if you want to have your own catch cooked .
In the Highball Bar Sunny Side 1923 in Gotanda Shinagawa, guests enjoy freshly tapped beers and, in addition to a dinner menu, of course, highballs are offered. These consist of a basic spirit and, for example, soda water or ginger ale. They can also contain other ingredients and are extremely popular in Japan. The menu is also available in English, so that even foreign-speaking visitors will have no problems enjoying a relaxing evening. The bar offers 26 seats and 30 standing places and children are also welcome. The bar also offers a very special bonus with its own room for small private groups. Users of Japanese mobile phone networks are given the opportunity to use high-speed WiFi from the providers Softbank, NTT Docomo or AU.
This ramen restaurant was founded in 1985 in Hakata, the birthplace of ramen. Its taste has won a following among foreigners and it has expanded abroad. Shiromaru Classic and Akamaru Modern have been popular since they were first launched in 1996;
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is an art museum concentrating on photography. As the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, it was founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and is in Meguro-ku, a short walk from Ebisu station in southwest Tokyo. The museum also has a movie theater. [Wikipedia]
This theater was rebuilt in 1955 as the theater for the Kita-ryu School, a prestigious Noh school that has been active since the Edo period. Before that, the stage was destroyed by the great Kanto earthquake of 1923 and a second time Destroyed in the great air raid on Tokyo in 1945 after it had already been rebuilt once. Highly skilled actors and musicians work together to recreate the supernatural and magical stories of the classic Noh dramas. Filled with spirits, demons, and monsters, Noh is a strictly codified discipline that depicts the life of the Japanese between the 12th and 16th centuries. Magnificent robes and masks make this experience something very special. The traditional pieces listed are in Japanese, but you will receive a detailed summary in English to read in advance, as well as further information about the Noh, so that you can simply enjoy the theater visit perfectly prepared.
Yebisu Garden Place (恵比寿ガーデンプレイス) is a skyscraper complex in walking distance from JR Ebisu Station.