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Start your exploration of Midtown at its Galleria underground gourmet floor which features the beautiful shop, café and gallery of Toraya, a renown producer of traditional Japanese sweets. Work you way up through the first and second “fashion” floors until you reach Midtown’s third “interior & design” floor featuring the outstanding interior design shop of Time & Style as well as Nihonbashi Kiya’s sleek knife shop.
You may also decide to get one of the culinary delights of Midtown’s B1F to go and take a seat in the Midtown Garden, which can be reached via a couple of footbridges directly from the shopping mall. Also inside Tokyo Midtown Garden is 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, a must-visit gallery for any design and photography lover, built by none other than legendary architect Tadao Ando.
Tokyo Midtown Garden also regularly hosts wonderful seasonal events such as pop-up art installations, an outdoor cocktail bar and footbath in the summer, an ice-skating rink in the winter, free yoga events etc., making it an exciting destination to visit all-year-round.
As your last stop for the day, make your way back west towards Roppongi Hills. There you will find the Mori Art Museum, TOHO Cinemas (which becomes the venue for the Tokyo International Film Festival in autumn), the famous Maman Spider Sculpture by Louise Bourgeoisas, well as a range of shops, restaurants and bars in and around Mori Tower that make for a great night out in Roppongi.
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