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Tennozu Isle
(Art Island)
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A walk around Tokyo’s Art and Design Island reveals cutting-edge art galleries, design art supply stores and seaside dining - a little art hub that has it all.

︎Tennozu Isle Station
(Tokyo Monorail or Rinkai Line)

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︎Best time to visit: sunny days
︎Time needed: half a day


        Only minutes away from central Tokyo via the Tokyo Monorail or Rinkai Line, lies Tennozu Isle (or “Tennoz”), somewhat of a newcomer on the Tokyo Art and Design scene but one that hit like a bomb and now attracts some the city’s most exciting players in the art market.

Best visited on a sunny day for its seaside feel and boardwalk, Tennozu Isle offers both great dining options and art entertainment.

Start your tour at Pigment, one of Tokyo’s premier color pigment stores (and certainly the city’s most beautiful) where you can choose your favorite color out of what seems like thousands of pigments.

        If you are interested in architecture, stop by the nearby ARCHI-DEPOT Museum which specialises in contemporary architectural models and also has a lovely little design store.

Now, make your way over to Tennozu Isle’s two most interesting streets: Bond Street and the wooden boardwalk.

Check out the exhibitions at IMA Gallery and B&C Hall which have contemporary photography and art exhibitons on pretty much all the time.

        If you are looking for refreshment or lunch we recommend breadworks Tennoz, Soholm or T.Y. HARBOR, the latter of which boasts its very own River Lounge.

Once a month, Tennozu Isle becomes host to the monthly Tennoz Harbor Market featuring 200m of stalls selling anything from food and drinks to vintage items and clothes. If you are in for more art, head over the bridge to Terrada Art Complex, another repurposed warehouse home to a selection of galleries, pop-up spaces and art events.

        Make sure to also stop by at Slow House, located in between Bond Street and the boardwalk side of the island which is a local’s favorite concept store featuring some sleek interior, tableware, furniture and more.

End your day with cocktails at T.Y. HARBOR’s beer bar or head over to Tennozu Pier and take a seat on one of the stairs by the water.

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