The new Tokyu Plaza, right on the corner of Omotesando and Meiji-dori, opened in April 2012. Apart from its incredible entrance covered with mirrors, don't miss the garden on the top floor, as it's at least as incredible as is the entrance. (Photo: Nicole Bauer)

Omotesando Architecture

Beyond window shopping

Nicole Bauer   - 1 min read

When I arrived in Tokyo I thought, well, Omotesando, just another shopping street... As I'm not such a dedicated shopper (apart from sports clothes maybe), it just didn't get much of my attention. However, I need to admit, that there is much more to it than shopping and drinking coffee. The architecture on this avenue is quite amazing, and don't forget to wander around the side streets, where the atmosphere changes completely and you will instantly forget that you are in one of the largest cities of the world.

Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Ital...