The iconic venue has been on the Tokyo music scene for a number of years; Liquidroom used to be in Shinjuku but is now well established just north of Ebisu station on Meiji Dori. Regularly hosting shows by visiting indie bands and assorted local acts. Address: 3-16-6 Higashi, Shibuya-ku Website: Tel: 03-5464-0800

Daikanyama Unit is a club and live house in Daikanyama – walkable from Ebisu or Nakameguro – that hosts anything from visiting international live acts to all night dance parties. Main Image: Address: 1-34-17 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku Website: Tel: 03-5459-8630

As soon as you step through the door and up the vintage poster-trimmed stairs into Koenji’s SUBstore, it feels as if the eclectic café has always been a neighborhood staple. After all, where else other than Koenji could a business selling pour-over coffee and Indonesian food meld so perfectly with a record store, art gallery and music venue, and put it all in one room? From the way the place has been embraced by locals who regularly fill up DJ nights, film screenings and live jazz shows at the venue, it’s surprising to learn that SUBstore only opened in March 2016. Average Price: Lunch ¥1,000 Dinner ¥1,500 Address: Koenjikita 3-1-12, Suginami-ku Website: Tel: 080-3496-3883

Having spent several years working in the US, Yuko Okunishi has the unique ability to combine Western hair styles and color with the precision of a Japanese cut. Her salon has an international yet intimate atmosphere, and also offers a variety of salon treatments including facials, waxing, make-up, and fashion consultation.

Pilates is a total body routine for all fitness levels that helps you stay flexible, recover from injuries, and maintain a powerful core. The owner and instructor at Pilates Aoyama is Maki Okazaki, a Pilates Master who studied the system in the US with students of Joseph H. Pilates himself. “We offer a holistic experience, because it’s not just your fitness; it’s about your life.” Main image: Kathi Ross-Nash Address: 3F, 5-3-25 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-5411-1147

NUA provides a full range of waxing treatments, from Brazilian and bikini waxes to upper lip and eyebrow treatments. Several facial services are available at the foreign-owned and operated spas as well, including the skin-rejuvenating Photocare Anti Aging Facials, Microcurrent Facelifts that will boost and lift sagging skin without surgery, and customized, Dermalogica facials that are designed individually for each client’s specific needs. NUA also has a second location in Hiroo. Address: Jingumae 4-8-17, Shibuya-ku Website: Tel: 03-6804-5285

Address: 4-9-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Website: Tel: 03-5786-1642

At this Ginza-based clinic, which was founded in 1981, you’ll not only receive world-class specialist restorative and periodontal dental care, but you’ll also be in the expert hands of Dr. Kohei Fujimoto. He is fluent in English, a graduate of the University of Washington’s Graduate Periodontics Program, and certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. Appointments can be made via phone. Address: 3-9-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: Tel: 03-5551-0051

Based in Azabu Juban and owned by Australian Elana Jade Gilbert, this organic beauty salon offers a range of products to try, mostly sourced from Australia. They also recently introduced colorful gel nail art to their already comprehensive treatment menu. The revolutionary semi-permanent gel they use is hard wearing and flexible, so it helps to prevent chipping while still allowing air and moisture to pass through. Address: 3-6-2 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku Website:  Tel: 03-6453-9319

Club 360 is Tokyo’s premier fitness and rehabilitation center, offering personal training, physiotherapy, sports massage, exercise classes, boxing and various classes for children. Make sure you recover with a sports massage from one of Club 360’s highly qualified therapists. Address: 3-1-35 Motoazabu, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-6434-9667

Since opening its first restaurant in Shiga Prefecture nearly 70 years ago, Chiriri has been proud to serve Omi beef, which is recognized as one of the country’s three top varieties of wagyu (Japanese beef), in its shabu shabu. Along with this famous Omi wagyu, the restaurant also serves pork, tempura, sushi, sashimi, and vegetable plates in course meals and a la carte. The traditional Japanese decor makes for an unforgettable dining experience. For reservations click here. Average Price: Dinner ¥7,000 Address: 1-4-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-5501-1577

At this Kyoto-style shabu shabu restaurant, you can expect an elegant atmosphere, with tasteful decor and kimono-clad staff. Private rooms can be arranged for parties of four to 60, as can tatami rooms with Western-style tables or horigotatsu (low tables with floor seating). It’s also one of the few places where you can eat Japan’s famed Omi wagyu at a reasonable price. Sushi and vegetarian options are also available. For reservations click here. Average Price: Dinner ¥7,000 Address: 2-7-19 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku Website: Tel: 03-3261-5872

Offering a "unique meat" menu, Chicciano serves top quality cuts that are dry-aged for the fullest flavor, and seasoned simply with salt and pepper. For grilling, they use the finest Kishu charcoal, which is made in Wakayama Prefecture and renowned for imparting a unique flavor to the food it's cooked with. Seasonal ingredients from Japan, France, and Italy are used, and the chef provides a daily recommendation. For reservations click here. Average Price: Lunch ¥2,000, Dinner ¥15,000 Address: 3-13-13 Akasaka, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-3568-1129

Featuring a dining area and a spacious bar and lounge connected by a bridge, Two Rooms offers simple yet elegant dishes utilizing old and new world cooking techniques, and only the freshest seasonal market produce. It’s perfect for after-work cocktails, a leisurely lunch or dinner, or celebrating until the wee hours – and did we mention the superb city views? Average Price: Lunch ¥3,500, dinner ¥13,000 Address: 3-11-7 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-3498-0002

Relax during a delicious dinner in a cozy atmosphere just a stone's throw away from the buzz and bustle of Daikanyama. Chez Lui is a perfect place to enjoy romantic evenings or a fun get together with friends. You can expect a warm welcome from the restaurant's friendly staff and a mouthwatering array of French cuisine, prepared from seasonal ingredients, from Chez Lui's kitchen. Average Price: Lunch ¥2,500, Dinner ¥7,000 Address: 20-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku Website: Tel: 03-3461-0070

Once called Silicon Valley’s “number one restaurant,” the popular US steakhouse opens its first Japan branch in 2016 on the 42nd floor of Shiodome City Center. Known for putting a fine dining spin on the traditional steak eatery, this “swank steakhouse” (as the Michelin guide describes it) has always incorporated Asian influences into its menu. All branches – in California, San Francisco, and Taiwan – feature 28-day dry-aged certified Angus beef from the mid-west United States as well as a selection of imported Wagyu beef. And executive chef James Brownsmith pays particular attention to combining the “pure flavors of Japanese cuisine” with the techniques of the classic American steakhouse. Average Price: Lunch ¥4,000 Dinner ¥12,000 Address: 1-5-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-6264-5151

Delivering the essence of Cantonese cuisine, Akasaka Rikyu combines rich Japanese ingredients into a menu of delicate and traditional Chinese dishes served in an authentic Hong Kong style. Specializing in roasted dishes, dim sum, seafood, and shark fin, the food here is bold yet light on oil and seasonings, and complemented by an exciting assortment of wine and Chinese tea. For reservations click here. Average Price: Lunch ¥3,000, Dinner ¥10,000 Address: 5-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-5570-9323

A modest, somewhat hidden yakitori spot in Nakameguro, a neighborhood that’s famous for its blooming cherry trees. The smoke from the grill and the sizzle from the semi-open kitchen is where skilled chefs work with select chicken cuts sourced from a single supplier. Skewers are cooked over binchotan charcoal for a cleaner burn and all sauces are homemade. Diners can sit at tables, in private rooms or at the counter, but wherever they are, it only takes them a single bite to realize that Abeya is no typical yakitori restaurant. Mention "Weekender" to get a 10% discount. Average Price: ¥4,000 Address: 1-22-4 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku Website:   Tel: 03-6452-3140