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Tips and Articles in Japan

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...
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...
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...
Built in 1870, the cliff-edge saltwater swimming pool of the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in the south of France has been the centerpiece of that fabled celebrity resort for more than 80 years. Clark Gable bronzed himself on its sun beds; Brigitte Bardot...
See our slideshow of the Best Hotel Gym Views. From the 47th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, sunbeams play off the perfect cone of Mount Fuji. Far below, Tokyo’s frenetic pace is reduced to a silent pulse of miniscule cars and people. You take ano...
Top 10 Hotels Overall: City 1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.95 2. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.40 3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.07 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi 97.50 5. Milestone Hotel, London 97.39 6. Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbo...
See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Al Soussi, Beirut, Lebanon: For more than 50 years, this pint-size kitchen in West Beirut has been serving an irresistible version of fatteh, made with layers of toasted pita, chickpeas, yogurt, and pine n...
I am on a plane, crossing an ocean to eat a soup made of pork bones. Mid-flight, I dream of my first encounter. Of the first slurp, revelatory as a first kiss. Of steam rising off the fat-slicked surface, the hot mishmash of chewy noodles and the ...
See a Video Slideshow of the Best New Restaurants As more and more of you dream and scheme your vacations around unforgettable meals, T+L has searched far and wide—through eight cities across four continents, to be precise—to unearth the world’...
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