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Small, exclusive ryokans dot the Japanese landscape, offering respite and tranquil arboreal settings, rooms, and meals meant to induce a calm and meditative state. These unique inns, attached to hot springs, are closely tied to Japanese culture in...
Small, exclusive ryokans dot the Japanese landscape, offering respite and tranquil arboreal settings, rooms, and meals meant to induce a calm and meditative state. These unique inns, attached to hot springs, are closely tied to Japanese culture in...
Japan is both famous for, and proud of, its passenger trains. But the arrival and expansion of low-cost air carriers is giving rail a run for its money. One stark example is the popular trip from Tokyo to Osaka. Aboard the low-cost airline Peac...
Upon visiting Tokyo this spring, I was expecting Harajuku dreams, one-of-a kind wonders, and Kawaii cuteness every step I turned. Only, in reality, there was little of it to be found. Tokyo’s current obsession with Brooklyn made the shopping selec...
Upon visiting Tokyo this spring, I was expecting Harajuku dreams, one-of-a kind wonders, and Kawaii cuteness every step I turned. Only, in reality, there was little of it to be found. Tokyo’s current obsession with Brooklyn made the shopping selec...
Upon visiting Tokyo this spring, I was expecting Harajuku dreams, one-of-a kind wonders, and Kawaii cuteness every step I turned. Only, in reality, there was little of it to be found. Tokyo’s current obsession with Brooklyn made the shopping selec...
Upon visiting Tokyo this spring, I was expecting Harajuku dreams, one-of-a kind wonders, and Kawaii cuteness every step I turned. Only, in reality, there was little of it to be found. Tokyo’s current obsession with Brooklyn made the shopping selec...
The Digs: The Tokyo Suite, Park Hyatt Tokyo Size: 2,153 square feet Price: $10,000 a night The Skinny: On the 50th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, with sweeping views of the city and Japan’s most iconic mountain, is the Tokyo Suite residen...
The Digs: The Tokyo Suite, Park Hyatt Tokyo Size: 2,153 square feet Price: $10,000 a night The Skinny: On the 50th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, with sweeping views of the city and Japan’s most iconic mountain, is the Tokyo Suite residen...
Kyoto has temples, Okinawa has beaches, Ishikawa has samurai, Hakone has Mount Fuji, and Tokyo has everything. But it’s Hokkaido, Japan’s most northern island, where you’ll find serene, soaring vistas unparalleled anywhere else in this beautiful n...
Japans’ rail system—from its bullet trains to the efficiency of the Tokyo subway system—is famous for its orderliness, and for its rules. Lots of rules. But if you learn and follow them, you’ll better enjoy one of the world’s best transportation s...
If you're one of those people with their nose stuck to the window watching airplanes come and go while waiting at your gate, you're going to love this video. Even if you aren't one of those people, you're still going to enjoy this. Vimeo user darw...
From pledges to use renewable energy to brewing with actual waste, those in the craft beer world regularly put their commitment to environmentally conscious practices front and center. A new brewery in Japan may be the greenest yet, claiming to ru...
Perfectly fried tempura. Ramen with intricate tonkatsu broth. Soba noodles with a hundred years’ history. There are plenty of foods Japan has become famous for, but a porridge-like cereal was never one of them—until French chef Thomas Angerer star...
Step aside, receptionists. Robots are coming to get you. At least, that’s what’s happening at a hotel in Japan. Called Weird Hotel, the place of business uses robots in order to cut costs, according to the Associated Press. The owner of the ...