Chic-Escape in Contemporary Tokyo
Embrace the most exciting underground culture of the far East in a city that has made an art out of balancing excess with simplicity and elegance.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
A Charming Paradox
Arrival in Tokyo. A quick escape to Japan’s capital is your idea of a long weekend well spent. It is an ideal destination to both unwind and gain new experiences. Tokyo blends tradition and vanguard with ease. Your hotel, a “modern ryokan” could seem oxymoronic to some… Not to you. You understand that a living culture finds its expression even among the furor of modernity.
Gourmet Nature and Landscapes
Gastronomy is a mirror of culture. The choices in Tokyo are endless. Fortunately, your Blueflower Travel Mentor is very well versed in the gourmet labyrinths of the great city. You begin the day in a famous market alongside a chef, as you try to secure the freshest, finest, and rarest ingredients for the day’s explorations. You enjoy a delicate lunch in the comfort of a luxury restaurant that has been arranged just for you. Despite being fiercely traditional, Japanese cuisine has adapted and experimented. At the forefront of this movement, Yoshihiro Narisawa has reconciled the highest standards of western cuisine, with the exigencies of his beloved traditions. You enjoy a dinner where every ingredient lives and breathes in the plate, VIP treatment included. Read more
You explore Nezu Museum, an oasis of calm amid the bustling city. Within the calm and tranquil setting, you find some of Japan’s most important works of art. Herein lie the foundations of Japanese aesthetics and the seed of Tokyo’s idiosyncrasy. Alongside a local expert, you delve into the depths of Japanese art history, and benefit from a masterclass in artistic sensibility.
A Prelude for Adventure
Tokyo’s nightlife is bustling and the forest of neon lights is the a wild side of a city otherwise elegant and simple. You begin the evening in a luxurious, exclusive and almost liturgical whisky bar. The rest of the night is yours to make your own adventure.