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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. ... 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

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. ... 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

Everest, Denali, K2—the very names of these mountains command awe and respect, both from mountaineers who brave the elements to reach their summits and... 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

Five minutes after you arrive in Tokyo, you're struck by it: this is the most stylish city you've ever been in, a place where fashion is taken so... Read More

The woman escorting my husband, Michael, and me to our room at the Mandarin Oriental is visibly less than thrilled: when she opens the door, her eyes... Read More

When illustrator Kate Williamson moved from Pennsylvania to ... Read More

Passenger: Shane Mitchell Aircraft: Boeing 747-400 Route: Tokyo (Narita) to New York (JFK) Class/Seat no.: Executive (Business)/36H Departure time: Noon... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

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