If you’re a huge Japanophile, here’s an interesting new website to check out. 100 Tokyo is a website that showcases hot products, events, people and places in Japan’s largest metropolis, covering subjects such as design, fashion, art, food, technology, architecture, tourist attractions, accommodation, events and more.
Features of the site include maps and a bookmark function to enhance convenience for tourists planning a visit. There’s the usual social media integration such as G+, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and it also collates photos taken with the hashtag #100Tokyo, which creates an instant compilation of the sights you see in Tokyo.
“The information on 100 Tokyo can enhance the quality and time spent in Japan for those who are visiting from abroad for both business and pleasure,” says Hideaki Ibuki from the Creative Industry Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). “We hope you will love discovering what a creative city Tokyo is.”
Interestingly, the first featured guest as part of 100 Tokyo‘s photo tour is not Japanese, but Jackson Tan, a Singapore creative director at creative agency Black, and who also heads art and design collective PHUNK studio. In his tour, he shows online visitors the places he visits when he’s in Tokyo, such as Nezu Museum and SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama.