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Tips and Articles in Japan

Earlier this month, Godzilla was named official tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, and now (perhaps inevitably) the legendary monster is showing up in two types of rooms at Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. Guests staying in the Godzil...
When it comes to L.A.’s top shopping destinations, few are as iconic as the ivy-covered Fred Segal boutique in West Hollywood. Since it’s opening on Melrose Avenue in 1961, the retailer has become synonymous with laid-back California cool, touting...
As if the upcoming cherry blossom season and Shinobu Namae’s new bistro in Tokyo weren’t enough to make everybody want to move to Japan, the government is now considering a plan to require employees to take vacation. Sign us up. In an effort to...
Leave the jumbo Tumi roller at home if you’re planning to stay at Japan’s Koyasan Kokuu Guesthouse—the sleek, micro rooms are inspired by the country’s ubiquitous small capsule hotels. Kyoto-based design firm Alphaville crafted this garage-like...
A five-star rating on Yelp is nice, but there's perhaps no better restaurant recommendation than one that comes from the mouth of a chef. Phaidon's new edition of Where Chefs Eat banks on that idea, curating a culinary expert-sourced guide to the ...
Well, all right: I first set foot there when I was ten, so the moment I catch sight of the logo of the Okura—an easy chair in profile—I feel drawn back to the place, and a slight unwinding of limbs that says the journey is about to enter an ecstat...
Japanese chefs are jazzing up the Paris dining scene—no sushi or soy sauce in sight. One of France’s food obsessions of late is whether la gastronomie française is in decline, eclipsed by the sexier, more innovative cooking coming out of Copenh...
What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question and came up with the same answer: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Moscow. The U.S. firm, Runzheimer Internatio...
Editor’s Pick: The Visionary Jochen Zeitz, Founder of Segera Retreat, Laikipia, Kenya Former Puma CEO and chairman Jochen Zeitz is on a multiple-front crusade for ethical commerce across the globe. Tasked with overseeing the sustainable-developm...
Boston-based interior designer, tastemaker and photographer Frank Roop is an avid traveler who looks for creative inspiration wherever he goes, from the flea markets of Paris to the tile work in Morocco. We caught up with him after a three-week tr...
See our slideshow of the World’s Best Secret Dining Clubs. “Look for the man learning How to Cook Everything. He will direct you to the location of the feast.” And so began a recent cloak-and-fork odyssey that ultimately led some 150 food lovers ...
Lay of the Land Asakusa: Catch a glimpse of old-time Tokyo at Asakusa’s seventh-century Senso-ji Temple and family-run artisans’ shops. Ebisu/Daikanyama: The low-key cafés of these adjacent enclaves are an antidote to glitzy Roppongi. Ginza: To...
Style, in a way, functions as a kind of sociocultural GPS, a psychic location finder. You can tell you’re in Paris, of course, because that’s the spire of the Eiffel Tower piercing the sky and there, in the distance, is Notre Dame, with its bell t...
Whether you’re navigating vintage markets or the latest boutiques, shopping in the world’s fashion capitals can be overwhelming. T+L pounded the pavement (so you don’t have to) and asked tastemakers in New York City, London, Rome, Paris, and Tokyo...
See More “Shop Like a Local” Guides One City, Three Trends We tapped into on-the-ground locals to uncover what’s hot now in Japan’s style capital. Street: • Influenced by everything from Kabuki theater to gangsta rap, Tokyo’s ever-evolving str...