“I love the speed, the acceptance, and just the vibe of Hong Kong where everyone is hustling and working hard but not afraid to have a good time as well.”
Sato’s Hong Kong Travel Itinerary
Our May urban explorer, Chef Sato Kiyoshi of Artifact shares with us where he goes to unwind in Hong Kong after a hard day’s work and recommends where you should visit for a good time in the city. Follow Sato’s full itinerary below:
Hit Up Victoria Peak
It may sound like another tourist hotspot, but the view of the city skyline makes it all worthwhile! Here, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline – from day to night. From Victoria Peak, you can marvel at the sight of Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong skyline, as well as Hong Kong Island South. Meanwhile, indulge in a sundowner at the Peak Galleria during the magical golden hour.
Head to Gough Street for Lunch
Gough Street is in Sheung Wan, just north of the Soho area of Central. It is connected to Shing Wong Street to the west and Aberdeen Street to the east and informally referred to as “NoHo”, north of Hollywood Road. It is one of Hong Kong Island’s best-known streets with an eclectic mix of restaurants (from local dai pai dongs to hip eateries) and independent boutique shops.
Take the Star Ferry (From TST to Central)
You will be able to enjoy the majestic views of both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island while you take in the fresh breeze. The Star Ferry is known for so much more than just as a mode of transportation between the two sides of the city or as a tourist attraction. The green and white vessels crossing Victoria Harbour have had such historical significance in Hong Kong culture since the 1880s.
Have a Tipple at Darkside Bar
Indulge in some deliciously innovative cocktails and live jazz music at the sleek Darkside Bar inside Rosewood Hong Kong. Aside from its extensive library of fine rum, whisky, and calvados, its dark spirits selection harks back to the early 19th century and includes an exclusive blend of cognac created by the award-winning bar team.