A Visit to the INTERSECT BY LEXUS Gallery in Tokyo

A Visit to the Lexus INTERSECT Tokyo

This afternoon, I’m in the Aoyama district of Tokyo for a tour of the new INTERSECT BY LEXUS gallery — here’s how Lexus describes the space:

INTERSECT BY LEXUS are unique-luxury spaces where people can experience Lexus without getting behind a steering wheel. Neither a dealership, nor a traditional retail space, guests are able to engage with Lexus through design, art, fashion, culture, film, music and technology.

While I’ll be writing about my INTERSECT visit in much greater detail next week, I’ll be posting some live updates today. Be sure to leave a comment with any questions you have, and I’ll do my best to get an answer.

August 23, 2013

3:55pm: The Lexus F SPORT road bike on display at INTERSECT Tokyo:

1:48pm: So many interesting details — the bamboo window grid is made up of tiny spindle grilles:

5:47am: Lexus LF-CC front and center in the garage area:

4:44am: Downstairs bathroom is wall-to-wall with die cast cars:

4:14am: Here’s a closer look at the white Lexus wall:

4:13am: There’s a wall of 250 white Lexus parts in the staircase leading to the second floor:

4:01am: Arrived at INTERSECT, about to begin my tour:

2:49am: Last night at the INTERSECT gallery, I met Akio Toyoda for the first time — he gave me this sticker:

2:22am: A photo of the INTERSECT building at night:

1:45am: Here’s my invitation to the INTERSECT gallery — I’ll be there in a couple hours:

August 22, 2013

10:26pm: Later today, I’ll be posting live updates from the new INTERSECT BY LEXUS gallery in Tokyo. Stay tuned!

Would love to read your encounter with Toyoda-san!
    • K
    • August 23, 2013
    It was very brief, but momentous. Will write about it next week.
  • J
  • August 23, 2013
I like the lexus bikes on the wall... would be fun to ride around on those for a little bit. I think lexus should label the wall with the parts on it with what it is and what vehicle it's from.
    • K
    • August 23, 2013
    Turns out it's made up of five different models -- LS, GS, RX, IS & LFA.
  • A
  • August 24, 2013
Hi Krew, Thanks for the great pictures. Some details could not have been seen without your pictures. Their web site do not have pictures that show such details yet. Are their cafe and bistro open yet (I mean for press)? Did you try it? This makes me look forward to my trip to Tokyo soon.
    • K
    • August 25, 2013
    Hi Andy, This is just the tip of the iceberg for my photos -- the cafe and bistro were both open, and the coffee is truly something else. World class. Be sure to visit, there will always be a concept or special edition vehicle in the garage area, and the white wall of Lexus parts is absolutely amazing.
  • 1
  • August 25, 2013
Krew, what is the ticket cost for Intersect?
    • K
    • August 25, 2013
    It's free to enter.
    • E
    • August 28, 2013
    How much to exit??
  • F
  • August 27, 2013
Imagine this turns out to be the Lexus version of Starbucks..
Photos that I took during recent visit... http://www.flickr.com/photos/clf/sets/72157635352534875/