Just off of one of the fanciest shopping streets in Tokyo’s Omotesando, Nezu Museum is located. But it’s more than an art museum. Behind it, it hides one of the most amazing Japanese gardens of the metropolis, dark with leafy green and quiet ponds. The contrast to the modern and fashionable Omotesando could not be bigger. The fashionable crowds of the streets outside are immediately forgotten as one enters this secret garden which blends lots of natural leafy foliage with traditional elements such as stone lanterns, stepping stones and a tea house.The garden alone is worth the trip and the museum entrance fee. After a lovely walk exploring all of its nooks and winding paths, the visitor can stop at the museum cafe made of glass walls which allows an unrestricted view into the surrounding green. The menu offers both western-style sweets such as the iconic strawberry shortcake, as well as traditional items such as matcha with an accompanying Japanese sweet.