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Top 10 Tokyo by Stephen Mansfield

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TopTen

Aoyama, Omotesando, Harajuku, and Shibuya

Omotesando-dori, the chic boulevard running through Aoyama and Omotesando, is Tokyo’s fashion quarter. A shift in mood occurs as Omotesando segues into Harajuku and Takeshita-dori, a street humming with off-the-peg boutiques, street stalls, fast-food joints, and a young crowd. Giant video screens characterize Shibuya, which is lined with fashion and department stores, music clubs, museums, art galleries, and cafés.

1. Spiral

Tasked with creating a space that would combine music, the visual arts, theater, a restaurant, bar and café with an exciting architectural concept, designer Fumihiko Maki came up with ...

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