My favourite big building is the diaphanous Dior building on Omotesandō – each floor shimmers in a slightly different hue of fluorescent...
Louis Vuitton Building
For several years running, the Japanese have had something of a love affair with Louis Vuitton , which is why this flagship store is...
Laforet Museum Harajuku
This museum, on the 6th floor of the teenybopper fashionista Mecca that is Laforet department store, is gallery or performance space...
This smoky glass cube is a calm, dimly lit retreat from the busy streets. It’s perfect for holing up with a pot of tea or carafe of wine...
The lunchtime sakana teishoku (fish set meal) here has a loyal following; it’s fresh, filling and a steal – especially considering the...
5-9-11 Jingūmae · interesting places nearby
Dior Building information
Cross the street from Omote-Sandō Hills, look right, and you’ll see a five-storey glass building that looks as if it has a giant, undulating white dress suspended inside. The 2010 Pritzker Prize-winning Tokyo firm Sanaa (of Nishizawa Ryue and Sejima Kazuyo) was a bold choice for Paris design house Christian Dior . Inside, surfaces of white lacquer, glass and stainless steel are an austere backdrop for the couture and cosmetics.