Jason Denham’s Favourite Things in Japan


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Our founder, Jason Denham, has always been fascinated by Japanese culture. The country remains one of his biggest sources of inspiration, and he frequently travels to Tokyo for business … and a scoop of camembert ice cream. Scroll down to read some of his top tips for Tokyo!

Okura Café

This place is a hidden gem. It’s a secret basement café below the Okura store; you wouldn’t know it’s there until you know about the sliding door that leads you to downstairs. They specialise in Japanese curry, which is one of my favourites, and they make incredible homemade ginger ale. I go there at least once every time I visit Japan.

Mon Cher Ton Ton Teppanyaki

I love teppanyaki, and this spot is in the heart of Roppongi Hills. It’s a fun hangout at night in Tokyo. The whole performance of the teppanyaki chef cooking in front of you is amazing.

Tsutaya Books

This is the best bookstore in the world. As is typical with the Japanese, it’s done to perfection — it’s massive and beautifully designed, with three buildings that are linked together. There’s a relaxed atmosphere, like a luxury library.

Jumble Tokyo

Another one of my favourite vintage stores in Japan. It’s constantly fresh and restocked. They specialise purely in denim and U.S. apparel from 1960 to the present day.

Isetan

Isetan was founded in 1924 it’s the definition of retail perfection; it’s also the department store with the highest sales in Japan. It’s considered to be one of the most beautiful stores in the world, and we’re very proud to sell DENHAM here.

Ginza Six

It’s the biggest fashion building in Japan, and the most beautiful. It houses the greatest luxury and concept brands from all over the world. It also has beautiful bookstores, bars, restaurants, cocktail bars and an incredible garden. It encapsulates the energy of Japan.

Camembert Ice Cream @ Le Petit Bedon

It sounds grotesque, but it’s a taste sensation! It’s actual ice cream made from Camembert cheese; it’s a French-Japanese creation.


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