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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

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... Read More

 What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question... Read More

Editor’s Pick: The VisionaryJochen Zeitz, Founder of Segera Retreat, Laikipia, KenyaFormer Puma CEO and chairman Jochen Zeitz is on a multiple-front... Read More

Boston-based interior designer, tastemaker and photographer Frank Roop is an avid traveler who looks for creative inspiration wherever he goes, from the... Read More

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... Read More

RokurinshaCult ramen haunt in Tokyo Station.The Queue: 120 minutesDuration: 2 hours 15 min.Orders Taken: 01h30Eating Time: 12 minutesPayoff: We’d endure... Read More

Flour Bakery, Boston: Call ahead to reserve your sticky bun—these caramel-smothered, pecan-studded brioche rolls are among the best you’ll ever have. No... Read More

Lay of the LandAsakusa: Catch a glimpse of old-time Tokyo at Asakusa’s seventh-century Senso-ji Temple and family-run artisans’ shops.Ebisu/Daikanyama:... Read More

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... Read More

Whether you’re navigating vintage markets or the latest boutiques, shopping in the world’s fashion capitals can be overwhelming. T+L pounded the... Read More

See More “Shop Like a Local” GuidesOne City, Three TrendsWe tapped into on-the-ground locals to uncover what’s hot now in Japan’s style capital.Street:•... Read More

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... Read More

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,... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.952. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.403. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.074.... Read More

See more Best Places to Eat Like a LocalAl Soussi, Beirut, Lebanon: For more than 50 years, this pint-size kitchen in West Beirut has been serving an... Read More

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... Read More

See a Video Slideshow of the Best New RestaurantsAs more and more of you dream and scheme your vacations around unforgettable meals, T+L has searched... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

I was having breakfast on the 17th floor of the Hotel Okura. One long wall of the restaurant is window, so I was overlooking half of Kyoto. Below was... Read More

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/backpacking-tripsTrekking, Walking, and BikingAlpine AscentsAdrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that... Read More

“Toro! toro!” the chefs are shouting. It’s the middle of the night in the middle of Japan. Location: an old and formerly serene ryokan in a sleepy... Read More

I’m a tea obsessive. I carry bags of loose tea on business trips and judge restaurants by the breadth of their selection. I know the names of specific... Read More

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