Architect Tadao Ando's latest adventure in concrete is one of Tokyo's newest monuments to shopping. Despised and adored with equal zeal, the controversial project demolished the charming yet antiquated Dojunkai Aoyama Apartments along Omotesando Avenue. Six wedge-shape floors include some brand-name heavy hitters (Saint Laurent and Harry Winston) and a wide range of smaller stores whose shelves showcase mid- to high-end shoes and bags. It's worth a stroll to see the latest
in Japanese haute couture, and restaurants and cafés can also be found here—but beware of long lines.