Planning a Tokyotastic business trip, or hoping to mix work and play with a so-now b-leisure stay? Let LUXE guide you through it...
First off, it may be useful to engage the services of an interpreter, like The Meehan Group, to ensure nothing is – ahem – lost in translation. With your Babel-buster booked, zip over to Icho, the ultimate cashmere and wool suit tailor. Designer Toro Icho’s atelier and café will tempt you to linger. Next, stop at seaside-inspired lifestyle haven WTW to pick up a woven tote or Nubian Heritage bath products; the boutique targets surf fans, with palm-patterned glassware, graphic flip-flops, beach towels and coastal-cool Tees.
Now taxi over to your pre-booked, poolside table at Cicada, which channels an upscale resort vibe for the perf bizzy lunch. Tuck into a Med-flavoured mezze plate, vegetable tagine or seafood-rich pasta, swished down with Moroccan mint tea.
Squeeze in some grooming time between clients at conveniently closeby luxe oasis One Over Mars Salon, ideal for a mani-pedi makeover to impress that demanding boss. Then a quick outfit change to meet the semi-formal dress code, and it’s on to supper at renowned, 3-Mich-starred RyuGin, where your clients won’t fail to be impressed by Seiji Yamamoto’s culinary revelations. Seasonality and super-duper Japanese ingredients rule, with Bincho charcoal-grilled fish and flavoursome hot pots wooing diners. Kampai!
The Meehan Group / +1 917 596 1188 / meehan.jp
Icho / B 102 / 5-5-25 Minami Aoyama / Minato-ku / +81 3 5766 5680 / icho-tyo.jp
WTW / 6-3-15 Minami Aoyama / Minato-ku / +81 3 5468 2560 / 11am-9pm daily / wtwstyle.com
Cicada / 5-7-28 Minami Aoyama / Minato-ku / +81 3 6434 1255 / lunch & dinner daily / tysons.jp
One Over Mars Salon / 2/F / Passage Aoyama / 2-27-18 Minami Aoyama / Minato-ku / +81 3 3401 3777 / 11am-10pm Mon-Fri, 11am-8pm Sat-Sun / one-over-mars.com
RyuGin / G/F / Side Roppongi Bldg / 7-17-24 Roppongi / Minato-ku / +81 3 3423 8006 / dinner daily / nihonryori-ryugin.com