Shopping: Venus Fort
This three-storey mall has an interesting interior design, featuring stylish faux-classic Graeco-Roman decorations to evoke the feeling of strolling through Florence or Milan in the 18th century. Look up at the ceiling and you’ll see an artificial sky which changes colour with the time of day. For the perfect photo op, head to the second floor, where you’ll find a giant fountain incorporating six statues of goddesses, as well as a life-size facade of a mock church.
All three floors of Venus Fort, which houses 170 shops and restaurants in total, boast different themes. The first floor, called ‘Venus Family’, comprises a selection of shops catering to the whole family, including pet shops for your furkids. The second floor, Venus Grand, sees a large variety of international labels such as Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, United Colors of Benetton and Nike Factory, as well as a variety of jewellery and accessory shops. For bargain hunters, go straight to the third floor for some outlet shopping; the area offers about 50 fashion and lifestyle brands, including Levi’s, Puma and Gas.
1-3-5 Aomi, Koto (Tokyo Teleport, Aomi stations). 03 3599 0700. venusfort.co.jp. 11am-9pm, restaurants 11am-11pm (last orders 10pm).