Tsutaya | Ginza Six
Self-proclaiming to be “the world’s best art bookstore,” Tsutaya’s latest branch certainly has set the bar high for everyone in the art and design book community. Envisioned by its creators to be not just a bookstore but rather a concept store, a visit to this new Ginza hotspot reveals a world that goes beyond what you could imagine a bookstore to be. Yes, there is a thrilling selection of art, design, fashion and travel themed books and magazines rivalled perhaps only by Tsutaya’s Daikanyama branch; but there is much more to see and experience: ever-changing exhibitions, installations by world-reknown artists, art talks, traditional Japanese crafts and a beautifully designed lounge area and coffee shop run by Starbucks Reserve, an elegant high-end venture created by the world-famous coffee chain. Visiting Tsutaya Ginza, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer amount of incredible products this emporium has on offer but, just like us, you will find yourself coming back to this book-heaven time and time again.
PS: Don’t forget to visit Ginza Six’s incredible Rooftop Garden!
Photos courtesy of Tsutaya