| February 23, 2022 | Lifestyle Travel Sponsored Content
teamLab Planets TOKYO © teamLab (Floating Flower Garden)
Visiting Tokyo is a trip of a lifetime, elevated by an eclectic mix of unique excursions, art and cuisine. From surreal cityscape views to vivid dine-in art installations, Japan’s capital is constantly reinventing itself. Whether you’re a first time or returning visitor, this is the Tokyo that you never imagined.
Should you be in search of the best aerial views of Tokyo, the rooftop of SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE boasts an impressive 360 degree open-air observation deck. Perched 751 feet above ground, the GEO COMPASS is the very top of SHIBUYA SKY’s rooftop with magnificent panorama views of the entire city including major landmarks like the Tokyo Tower and the Japan National Stadium. The prime deck spot for a photo is the SKY EDGE, a corner which offers you a jaw-dropping, unobstructed cityscape like the world’s busiest crosswalk below your feet. CLOUD HAMMOCK are additionally available for cloud watching and catching a glimpse of Mt. Fuji on a clear day. These unrivaled views also make for the perfect spot to watch a sunset.
©SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE
SHIBUYA SKY consists of 3 sections for you to admire the scenery – the SKY GATE from the 14th to the 45th floor, the SKY STAGE rooftop observation deck and observation corridor titled SKY GALLERY. After enjoying the various activities in the outside observation deck, head inside for a dose of digital art, tasty bites and cocktails. Dazzling digital art displays coupled with a 46th floor café and bar allow you to relax with a drink in-hand as you behold Tokyo’s beauty.
Vegan Ramen UZU Tokyo: Savor Vegan Ramen Within Cutting-Edge Art
Home to many of the world’s premier restaurants, Japan’s capital is the ultimate destination for passionate foodies. Out-of-the-box culinary experiences await you, showcasing the stories, customs and ethos of the people behind Tokyo’s award-winning drinking and dining traditions.
Ethereal and immersive, Vegan Ramen UZU Tokyo is a dining journey like no other. The restaurant opened in 2021 at the museum teamLab Planets, which was created by the art collective teamLab, whose installations are popular with art lovers across the globe. Every diner becomes a part of each hypnotic exhibit. The founders of UZU’s restaurant-art collaboration hoped to revive the ancient Japanese traditions of eating vegan cuisine, and thus experimented with natural ingredients and cooking methods to ultimately create an artfully clever vegan ramen.
The sumptuous plant-based ramen menu features two bowls exclusively available at the Tokyo location: a cold Flower Vegan Ramen topped with beautifully edible flowers and a Green Tea Vegan Ramen made with tea, kelp and shiitake mushrooms for a flavorfully rich broth.
teamLab Planets TOKYO © teamLab
Visitors can dine in a handful of gorgeous indoor and outdoor installations at Vegan Ramen UZU Tokyo. The “Reversible Rotation – Non-Objective Space” offers mirrored walls and mesmerizing tabletops which create an infinite space of calligraphy inspired artwork alternating between 2D and 3D. Should you wish to discover more of teamLab Planet’s artworks, check out the sculptural “One Stroke Bench” made of three-dimensionally intersecting parts or the “Floating Flower Garden” artwork space that is filled with floating flowers to wander underneath.
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