“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Omotesando is Tokyo's version of Paris' Champs-Élysées shopping district. Omotesando Hills provides access to over 50 of the world's most famous fashion brands, more than a dozen restaurants and cafes, and even a Ben & Jerry (expect an hour-long wait). Further down the street are the opulent storefronts of Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Prada. Smack in the middle of Omotesando, the Oriental Bazaar sells some of the highest-quality furniture and souvenirs available in Japan under one roof, albeit with a price. Visit Omotesando on Sundays for some of the city's most entertaining people-watching, with anime fans strolling around dressed in characters. Next to sprawling Yoyogi Park, enjoy a moment of reflection at Meiji Jingu Shinto shrine.