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5 cool things to do in Tokyo, according to this fashion influencer

HW's BFF Nicole Wong shares her top 5 essential things to do when she's in the Land of the Rising Sun
 

Nicole Wong

From well-known locations to hidden gems, there's always something to do in Tokyo, and plenty of attractions to visit. Armed with her Marc Jacobs' Hot Shot crossbody bag, fashion influencer Nicole Wong takes to the streets of Ginza, Shinjuku and more, to tick off her checklist. Here's her list - been to any of her favourite spots?

 

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Lemon Camera
〒160-0023 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku, 1 Chome−15, 第2セイコービル
If you are a fan of vintage cameras or film, this is the best spot to hunt for that rare film that you have been looking for to shoot your memories in Japan. As a consignment store, you get a lot of Japanese brands here, and other goods sold on behalf on their customers here, like luxury watches. The store does not have a return policy though, so be sure to ask as many questions as you can, and check the goods to know if you're comfortable with any bumps or cracks.

 

Right now at the wedding party for tokyo's REAL boss lady Junna! She owns the Qoo vintage @vintageqoo stores, the BEST place to get real and beautiful vintage luxury goods like Chanel and YSL--- it's the only place I go and I respect her so much CONGRATS!!! Photo is one I took in the newest store, Pour Mademoiselle in Osaka. 日本の本格的なボスレディ、ジュンナさんのウエディングパーティーへ 彼女は Vintage Qoo @vintageqoo というビンテージのストアを経営してて、私がラグジュアリー品を買うならまずここをチェックする!成功してる女としてものすごく尊敬してる!新婚おめでとうございます。応援してます! 写真は大阪新店 Pour Mademoiselle @pour_mademoiselle で撮影したもの❤️ #vintagefashion #vintagechanel #pourmademoiselle #qoovintage

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Qoo Vintage
〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区Jingūmae, 4 Chome−11, 神宮前4-11-15 シナモンオーク1F
Once a hidden gem, Qoo Vintage is now a huge hit on Instagram; known for their well-priced goods and luxury items that are sold in good condition. It is a place you cannot miss if you are looking for a great deal. The store is made for Instagram-worthy moments and a dream for every lady eager to snag a collectible vintage item.

Blue Bottle Coffee
〒107-0062 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Minamiaoyama, 3 Chome−13−14, カバンドズッカ南青山
Probably the best spot for coffee if you ask me! Try and head down during the weekday afternoon if you can, as the place gets very packed on weekends. My top pick is the New Orleans coffee, for that rich, bitter taste and strong aroma.

Yakumo Saryō
〒152-0023 Tōkyō-to, Meguro-ku, Yakumo, 3 Chome−4, 八雲3丁目4−7

Tokyo has a couple of Michelin star spots but Yakumo Saryo blends in Japanese tradition whilst respecting innovation and modernity. It would be a treat that you will never forget. Watch the video (above) to get a sense of what the restaurant offers, in terms of zen and calmness. We love!

35 steps bistro
1-1 Maruyamachō, 渋谷区 Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0044, Japan
My go-to dinner spot that serves up the best izakaya. Great for groups as well, which is a rare find in Tokyo, just remember to book in advance. It has a fun atmosphere where locals go to unwind after a day of hard work to enjoy the food and company. Fun fact, it is actually 35 steps down to the restaurant, yes I counted! See the video of a flamed mackerel (above).

 

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This trip was made possible by Marc Jacobs.