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What’s new in Tokyo for 2019 : 10 must-visit destinations

Tokyo is one of the world’s greatest cities and never fails to attract visitors to its ex-plore its high-energy streets, world-class museums and unique culture. But with excit-ing changes and things to do planned for 2019, there’s no excuse not to book a flight and start planning your visit. Here’s just a few of the latest attractions and develop-ments that are planned in Tokyo, making it even more of a “must go” destination.

What’s new in Tokyo for 2019 : 10 must-visit destinations

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  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery opening in Nakameguro

  • Renewal of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Opening of MUJI hotel Ginza

  • Shibuya Scramble redevelopment

  • Opening of the Toyosu Fish Market

  • Hibiya Midtown revitalization

  • Ginza Sony Park redevelopment

  • Opening of teamLab Planets (Toyosu) & teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)

  • Live streaming from Red Bull Gaming Space Tokyo

  • Korea Town in Shin-Okubo

  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery opening in Nakameguro

    Starbucks has just announced that it will open its fifth world “Reserve Roastery" in Tokyo’s Nakameguro district, which is to be designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. It’s set to open its doors on February 28, 2019, following on from the success of Starbucks Reserve Roastery’s in Seattle, New York, Sanghai and Milan. These flagship stores are staffed by master roasters and baristas who craft bespoke beverag-es, offering a theatrical and experiential coffee experience.

    Starbucks Reserve Roastery Nakameguro

    Starbucks Reserve Roastery Nakameguro

    Starbucks Reserve Roastery Nakameguro

    Starbucks Reserve Roastery Nakameguro

  • Renewal of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art

    After being closed for more than two years for major renovation works, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art is due to reopen in March 2019. To mark the occasion, the exhibition "MOT collection tadaima/ hajimemashite " and the exhi-bition "Knitting hands of 100 years - Modern Japanese art flowing” will take place from March 29 - June 16, showcasing works by Ryusei Kishida, Tadanori Yokoo and Yasumasa Morimura.

    Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art

    Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Opening of MUJI hotel Ginza

    After successful hotels in Shenzhen and Beijing, renowned Japanese retailer MUJI will open its first hotel in Japan. It’s been planned for Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district, accompanied by the MUJI Diner. The 6th floor of the hotel will feature the Atelier MUJI Ginza, a multi-purpose design and culture hub that will feature two galleries, a library and a lounge where regular talks and design-oriented workshops will be held.

    MUJI hotel Ginza

    MUJI hotel Ginza

    MUJI hotel Ginza

    MUJI hotel Ginza

  • Shibuya Scramble redevelopment

    The iconic Shibuya Scramble, one of Tokyo’s most famous shopping and entertain-ment areas, is undergoing a significant redevelopment with the addition of the Shibuya Sky. This 47-story skyscraper will offer a 360-degree view of Tokyo from its observation deck. Not only will you be able to get a bird’s eye view of the Shibuya Scramble, but the fashion hub of Shibuya PARCO (which has been closed since Au-gust 2016), will also reopen.

    Shibuya Scramble redevelopment

    Shibuya Scramble redevelopment

    SHIBUYA STREAM

    SHIBUYA STREAM

    SHIBUYA STREAM
    Address
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Shibuya 3-21-3
    Phone
    0570050428
  • Opening of the Toyosu Fish Market

    Replacing the aging Tsukiji Market that had been the main hub of Tokyo’s fishmon-gers for decades, the Toyosu Market opened its doors on October 11, 2018. The modern and spacious premises have been designed with observation windows so visi-tors can see the auction of tuna. In addition to the wholesale fish market, the Toyosu Market also features an adjacent fruit and vegetable market and plenty of restaurants where you can sample Japan’s famous seafood.

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    Toyosu Fish Market

    Toyosu Fish Market

    Toyosu Fish Market

    Toyosu Fish Market

    豊洲市場
    Address
    東京都江東区豊洲6丁目
    Phone
  • Hibiya Midtown revitalization

    Adjacent to Ginza, Hibiya Midtown is a bustling commercial district that’s nestled be-tween Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace. It recently saw the opening of the Hibiya Central Market, a unique concept that was the brainchild of creative director Takayuki Minami and the long-established bookstore Yurindo. It boasts a nostalgic atmosphere where guests can shop, eat or just people watch, with the essence of a marketplace that brings people together.

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    Hibiya Midtown

    Hibiya Midtown

    Hibiya Midtown

    Hibiya Midtown

    TOKYO MIDTOWN HIBIYA ( Tokyo Midtown Hibiya )
    Address
    Tokyo Chiyoda Yurakucho 1-1-2
    Phone
    0345809159
  • Ginza Sony Park redevelopment

    Originally built in 1966, the Sony Building has undergone a complete reinvention and recently opened as the Ginza Sony Park. This attractive public space is set across four floors, with a “buyable garden” known as Awo Ginza Tokyo where you can purchase the park’s pruned plants. The park is also home to designer Hiroshi Fujiwa-ra's “The Conveni", which was inspired by Japan's iconic convenience stores, and numerous places to eat and drink.

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    Ginza Sony Park

    Ginza Sony Park

    FRGMT’s The Conveni at Ginza Sony Park

    FRGMT’s The Conveni at Ginza Sony Park

    Ginza Sony Park ( Ginza Sony Park )
    Address
    Tokyo Chuo Ginza 5-3-1
    Phone
  • Opening of teamLab Planets (Toyosu) & teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)

    Opening in the summer of 2018, teamLab Planets TOKYO (Toyosu) and teamLab Borderless (Odaiba) are 360-degree, immersive light experiences that will be running for the next two years. Although they’re only a couple of kilometers apart, the two locations offer wildly different experiences, so tourists are encouraged to visit both. Step into the body of these dynamic, digital artworks as you blur the boundaries be-tween yourself and the canvas, reflecting your own relationship with the world.

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    teamLab

    teamLab

    teamLab

    teamLab

    teamLab

    teamLab

    Team lab Planets TOKYO
    Address
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Toyosu 6-1-16
    Phone
    teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM . com
    Address
    Tokyo Koto Toyosu 6-1-16
    Phone
    0570088335
  • Live streaming from Red Bull Gaming Space Tokyo

    The first gaming space to be created by Red Bull in Asia, this unique venue is a place where gamers can fight face-to-face. Red Bull Gaming Space Tokyo not only hosts regular tournaments and gaming events but it provides a space for developers and publishers to build gaming scenes. Red Bull Japan recently announced that it will be using cutting-edge technology to broadcast live streaming of eSports from the event space.

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    Red Bull Gaming Space Tokyo

    Red Bull Gaming Space Tokyo

    Red Bull Gaming Space Tokyo

    Red Bull Gaming Space Tokyo

    Red Bull Gaming Sphere Tokyo
    Address
    Tokyo Nakano
    Phone
  • Korea Town in Shin-Okubo

    Shin-Okubo has long been synonymous with Korean culture, with this Tokyo neigh-borhood being a great place to dine on Korean food or shop for Korean goods. But it’s recently become a popular hangout for local high school girls who come to soak up the K-Pop culture and dine on specialties such as Korean Street Cheese Corn Dogs. So if you want to experience a little taste of Korea in Japan, Shin-Okubo is the place to head.

    Shin-Okubo

    Shin-Okubo

    Shin-Okubo

    Shin-Okubo

    Shin-Okubo

    Shin-Okubo

    Shin-Okubo
    Address
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Hyakuninchou 1-chome
    Phone
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