Art direction: Steve Nakamura, Emoji illustrations: Baku Kinoshita
Summer 2018 issue out now: 55 reasons why we love Tokyo + guide to soba + gin bars + Tokyo for kids
This summer issue (no.19, July-September 2018) is a love letter to our beloved city, Tokyo. It is a celebration of all the things that make Tokyo one of the greatest cities in the world, and we have listed a total of 55 reasons why we love Tokyo.
So, why we do we love Tokyo? It is a city of superlatives, after all. For starters, it is the world’s best city for food (314 Michelin stars don’t lie) and yet a meal at some of these top-rated restaurants don’t cost the earth. We have been certified the world’s safest city two years in a row by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Our exemplary public transport system is so efficient that trains sometimes apologise for leaving early. Our cocktail culture is ahead of the curve, and that’s just the tip of the awesome iceberg that is Tokyo. Go through our list, which is filled with to-do and to-eat recommendations, and be prepared to fall in love with Tokyo yourself.