Whether you prefer the sliding doors and tatami-mat floors of traditionalism of Japanese kenchiku, the cement block minimalism of Tadao Ando, or the slick futurism of starchitect-designed fashion flagships, there’s no doubt about it: Tokyo is a design and architecture lover’s paradise. After all, this is a city that inspired Charlotte Perriand’s fresh approach to furniture design in the 1950s and many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most revolutionary ideas about architecture. But in a city where meticulous design is, more often than not, a given (simply consider the toilets), selecting a list of destinations on their design merits alone can be daunting. Thankfully, we’ve assembled an agenda that balances old-world beauty, radical innovation, and just plain weird. But a word of advice: Don’t stick too close to any itinerary. The beauty of this endlessly dense city, is getting lost—whether within the countless stalls of Nakano Broadway, the anime-centric shopping mall beloved by artist Takashi Murakami, or the subterranean food halls embedded in Tokyo Station. The key is to alternate visual overload with moments of total zen.
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This would be so cool to visit!
The RM520 million ($120m/€105m) project from Sanderson-backed Animation Theme Park Sdn Bhd is billed as the first animation-centred theme park in Asia. Spread across a 21 hectare site in Bandar Meru Raya (Ipoh, Perak), it features more than 40 attractions in six themed zones. From BoboiBoy to The Smurfs, the park features both local and internationally-known characters.
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