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From pledges to use renewable energy to brewing with actual waste, those in the craft beer world regularly put their commitment to... Read More

Perfectly fried tempura. Ramen with intricate tonkatsu broth. Soba noodles with a hundred years’ history. There are plenty of foods Japan has become... Read More

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... Read More

Ramen is one of Japan’s fast foods: Cheap, greasy, and favored by students after a night of drinking, but it’s not taken very seriously. Sushi is... Read More

When you’re visiting Japan, it’s apparent the country loves western brands and kitsch, so between the Fendi and tschokes (like bobble head geisha dolls... Read More

I landed at Tokyo's Narita Airport last week ready to find out why so many people (13.35 million, according to last year's numbers) would want... Read More

The Roppongi neighborhood in Tokyo has a well-deserved reputation for being dissolute, but far more interesting than the seedy clubs and bars nestled in... Read More

Tama, the “station master cat” whose honorary post at the Kishi Station in Wakayma, Japan, drew tens of thousands of tourists each year to the area, has... Read More

It’s no surprise ramen has grown into something of a craze (because it's unspeakably delicious), but the people of Hakone, Japan have... Read More

While not for everyone (claustrophobics, need not reserve), Tokyo’s capsule hotels are a sight to be seen. Photographer Won Kim took to the city’s... Read More

Japanese ramen may be one of the hottest culinary trends in the U.S., but back in Japan, it’s Italian cuisine. When people tire of raw fish? They turn... Read More

The reinvention of this walkable, former punk-rock neighborhood began 10 years ago with the opening of Frank & Easy. At the tiny boutique, owners... Read More

Palace Hotel Tokyo is giving you an up-close-and-personal look at Japan’s beloved sport: Sumo wrestling. Visitors can choose one of two “Grappling Tokyo... Read More

From Japan to NYC:OmenIn Kyoto, this first-rate udon noodle restaurant is at the base of one of the country's largest and most popular temple complexes.... Read More

The core concept behind Japan’s successful Muten Kurazushi Sushi Restaurants is something known as a food “bullet trains”—quick-moving conveyor belts... Read More

Greg Seider’s rules to cocktail-making boil down to one simple but paramount ingredient: inspiration. The peripatetic barman—who earlier this month... Read More

Mumbai: The Bombay CanteenThe Chef: Floyd Cardoz, a pioneer of haute Indian cuisine in New York City.New Digs: A colonial-inspired space near the world... Read More

In order to stock the New York and Tokyo locations of the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store, Emmanuel Plat and his team spend two months a year... Read More

In mid February, Chef René Redzepi wrapped up his hotly-anticipated pop-up at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Fifty-seven thousand people were on the... Read More

Earlier this month, Godzilla was named official tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, and now (perhaps inevitably) the legendary... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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 ... Read More

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... Read More

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