My Tokyo

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Designer Olivia von Halle shares with us her favourite city. See Tokyo through the eyes of this blonde beauty. 

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Why Tokyo:

For me, Tokyo is the coolest city in the world. The first time I visited I was with my husband for the weekend, we were living in Shanghai and so it was only a couple of hour’s flight. We had an absolute blast and both fell in love with it

Favourite sunbathing spot: 

Hayama’s Isshiki Beach – it’s where the Emperor spends his winter holidays

Bar to while away the evenings:

Blue Moon

Place to get lost in:

Tokyo Hands is 10 floors of heaven – a department store selling everything from electronics to stationary and kimono accessories, it’s an amazing way to spend a few hours

Secret shop:

Everyone has a store in Japan, which is perfectly suited to them – it’s just a matter of finding it. Mine is GR8, in La Foret, Harajuku

Favourite culinary delight:

Okonomiyaki at Gonpachi, Minato

How many days to see it all:

You need at least four days, but once you’re there you’ll wish it were longer

Suggested travel partner:

Tokyo is great no matter how many of you go. I’ve been with my husband, on my own and recently with 40 friends for a wedding

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Adventure spot:

Climbing Mount Fuji

Best work-out:

Join in one of the yoga classes in Yoyogi Park

Best place to rest your head:

The Park Hyatt Tokyo – most famous for its role in Sophia Coppolla’s movie Lost in Translation

Best spa treatment:

Spirit of Peninsula body treatment at The Peninsula Tokyo hotel

Favourite memory:

Leaving the nightclub Womb and walking through Tokyo as the sun rose – the whole city was pink

Music to listen to while there:

The club’s play techno and house music and the atmosphere is always amazing

Chill out spot:

Shinjuku Gyoen – a stunning park in the heart of Tokyo. It’s the perfect place to lie on the grass and watch the world go by

Time of year:

In early April, it isn’t too hot and it’s cherry blossom season – when the streets and parks of Tokyo erupt into a sea of pink flowers

Final words:

It is very peaceful and everyone is so respectful. It would be my dream to live in Tokyo, because I feel completely at home there.