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Ginza, the high-end shopping district of Tokyo, is known for its designer boutiques and high real estate prices – one of the highest in the world, in fact. An ice skating rink is one of the last things you would expect to find here amongst the stilettos and handbags. But sure enough, beginning tomorrow, Maison Hermes will begin offering 30-min ice skating lessons on what is surely the smallest ice skating rink I’ve ever seen.

The 3 x 3 meter circular rink was erected by Hermes, right in front of their Ginza store. It opens on December 14 and will remain until Christmas Day. Lessons are free of charge but given the tight space you must register online (using facebook) and lucky skaters will be selected at random.

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