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During my sophomore year of college, in the mid-seventies, I took a stroll after class one day with my Japanese teacher, an accomplished and, as I'd... Read More

 Ebisu Tokyo By Erika LedermanThe area around Ebisu train station is finally living up to its name. According to Japanese folklore, Ebisu is... Read More

For all their culinary cross-dressing, most Japanese restaurants in Tokyo continue to be defined by a particular genre of cuisine. Ever obsessed with... Read More

You might not guess that SuperDeluxe, a discreet basement just around the corner from Tokyo's new Mori Art Museum, is owned by two of the city's most... Read More

Openings listed by launch date:Launch: Spring 2007Virgin AmericaWhen the low-cost carrier launches this year (at press time, the airline was awaiting... Read More

World music just got a lot more sultry with the release of "City Series: The Sex, the City, the Music." The CD collection, created by Sydney-based... Read More

It is early evening in Kyoto, and I am alone in my room at Yoshi-ima ryokan, sitting cross-legged on the tatami, sipping sake, my skin still glowing... Read More

Acknowledging the tough truth that stadium-sized malls are not everyone's idea of heaven, luxury brands are reinventing the retail experience. Old-guard... Read More

At the crack of dawn, I'm standing naked on a black ashino-stone deck, praying that no one else is awake in all of northern Honshu. The skimpy mountain... Read More

We had just spent a week tackling Tokyo. My 14-year-old daughter, Moa, a manga fan who studies Japanese after school, led the way. We ate mochi ice... Read More

Kyoto is known for its temples, gardens, and beauty, so it figures that I'm here to visit a factory. I take a cab from the train station to a... Read More

Rubén González: I hadn't been in Japan since the 1950's when I was the pianist for Enrique Jorrín, who really invented the cha-cha. That was the last... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours.The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert.... Read More

“I first went to Tokyo when I was touring with No Doubt in 1995. I especially loved the Harajuku district, because you can just sense all the creative... Read More

Museum BrasserieBeaux Arts Museum, Brussels (3 Place Royale; 32-2/508-3580; lunch for two $110). Portuguese designer du jour Antoine Pinto and Flemish... Read More

In my work as a food writer I’ve suffered lost reservations and long waits for bad tables but never—never!—have I been subjected to the serial... Read More

A few things in our world transcend national boundaries or even language: laughter, music, pathos—and, apparently, Deal or No Deal.The suitcase-of-dough... Read More

Check-In Say good-bye to the front desk. At the first location of Hyatt’s new spin-off brand, Andaz Liverpool Street, in London’s East End, a host... Read More

Q:My wife and I want to stay at a ryokan during our upcoming trip to Kyoto. Can you suggest any that offer an authentic experience?—Patrick Meyer,... Read More

Understated is not a word usually associated with Aussie designer Marc Newson and his glossy creations. But the man behind the luxe-mod interiors of... Read More

So, it’s true that still waters run deep. At Japan’s isolated Cape Muroto, I watch the surface of the Pacific slosh against brown volcanic rocks, but I... Read More

It was back in 1994 when my great-aunt, a legendary figure in children’s books and the publisher of two volumes of poetry translated into English by... Read More

Taj MahalEmperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of... Read More

In the heyday of the British Empire, young Englishmen of privilege would customarily round off their educations with a lengthy peregrination around the... Read More

The latest design from Habitat creative director Tom Dixon: Tokyo Hipsters Club (6-12-23 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; 81-3/5778-2081; www... Read More

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