Must see nightlife in Harajuku & Aoyama

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    Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience

    Tea master (and former bartender) Sakurai Shinya's contemporary teahouse is a must-visit for anyone hoping to deeper their understanding of o-cha …

  • Koffee Mameya

    At any given time, Koffee Mameya has 15 to 20 different beans on rotation from indie roasters around Japan (and some from overseas). Get a cup brewed on…

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    Bees Bar by Narisawa

    Yoshihiro Narisawa is (arguably, of course) the biggest name in contemporary Japanese cuisine. If you already knew that, and have the means, you probably…

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    Vent is currently Tokyo's hottest club, drawing top international house and techno DJs (which pull in packed crowds). It's a concrete vault of a space,…

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    Beer Terrace Sekirei

    On weekday evenings in summer the neatly clipped lawn of the elegant Meiji Kinenkan (an in-demand wedding venue) is transformed into the city's most…

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    Two Rooms

    Expect a crowd dressed like they don’t care that wine by the glass starts at ¥1540. The wine is good (and the bottle list deep), but more importantly, the…

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    Aoyama Flower Market Teahouse

    Secreted in the back of a flower shop is this fairy-tale teahouse with flower beds running under the glass-top tables and more overhead, plus cut blooms…

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    Harajuku Taproom

    Baird’s Brewery is one of Japan’s most successful and consistently good craft breweries. This is one of three Tokyo outposts, and you can sample more than…

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    Forest Beer Garden

    Following a long-standing Tokyo summer tradition, this corner of Meiji-jingū Gaien becomes a loud and lively beer garden with seating for 1000 around a…

  • Mori no Terrace

    Glass-fronted cafe with indoor and outdoor seating on the path to Meiji-jingū. Good for a coffee break; they also serve ice cream.

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    This tinted-glass cube is a calm, dimly lit retreat from the busy streets. It’s perfect for holing up with a pot of tea and watching the crowds go by. Or,…

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    Nezu Café

    This glass jewel box from architect Kengo Kuma sits prettily in the landscaped garden on the grounds of the Nezu Museum. Coffee is ¥650.

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    A to Z Cafe

    Artist Yoshitomo Nara (known for his portraits of punkish tots) and design firm Graf teamed up in the mid-aughts to create this cafe with wooden…