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Updated: February 4, 2021

Jan Hiranpruek


Jan Hiranpruek is an author and experienced writer from Thailand. She has written for Thai culture magazine "a day" and "Made in Japan". Jan has published two books, "Saga Ganbatte!" and "Kyoto Selected," which cover a broad range of topics. These include Japanese culture, craftsmanship, creative arts, and travel. She often writes about traditional and contemporary cultural experiences that visitors can enjoy in Japan. Follow Jan's Instagram to check out her latest travels.

Want to experience an innovative take on key elements of Japanese culture? Here, I introduce facilities and shops in Tokyo where you can immerse yourself in the world of Japanese creativity. My lineup includes relaxing public baths and soothing Japanese tea experiences, as well as museums themed around Japanese architecture and manga. Look out for innovative products that combine futuristic designs with quintessential Japanese craftsmanship.

  1. Koganeyu is a traditional bathhouse with a contemporary twist. Refurbished in 2020, it features a mural by famous manga artist Yoriko Hoshi.
  2. Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum includes a fantastic line-up of historical buildings; perfect for fans of Japanese architecture.
  3. Learn about the latest product design in each of Japan's 47 prefectures at the d47 museum in Shibuya.
  4. Compare flavors of rare tea varieties at Tokyo Saryo, the world's first store to specialize in hand-drip Japanese green tea.
  5. Tokiwaso Manga Museum is an apartment building where several legendary manga artists once lived. Now it is an interactive museum.