Japan

Japan Travel Guide

Around the world, the name Mikimoto is synonymous with the highest quality pearl jewelry.

The store's tailors stitch men’s overcoats from wool, cotton, silk, and hemp.

On New Year's Day, eat osechi (a special feast of seafood and vegetables) and join the happy crowds huddling outside the Meiji- Jingu Shrine to get good tidings.

The riverside 685-year-old Zen monastery has 24 temples on the property.

Seventh-century Buddhist temple that has long been a magnet for travelers; a prayer chamber is open to visitors.

One of Japan's largest department stores (also one of the world's largest), Tobu is located atop the Ikebukuro subway station, with 15 stories above ground and 4 beneath.

Dog's Care Joker brings Roppongi Hills pampering to pooches.

Most tourists come to Kappabashi (Tokyo’s “Kitchen Town”) to pick up plastic sushi key chains and refrigerator magnets, but the real find is the wooden black-and-red lacquerware at Tanaka.

Sugino's creations are baked daily in minuscule quantities, which qualifies them as gentei (limited-edition) and thus extra-desireable.

Departing passengers who have gone through passport control can take advantage of the airport’s official relaxation areas, which include a bright waiting room (think polished wood floors, blue benches, and white walls), an adjacent “comfort corner” outfitted with mirrored vanities, and 13 tiny si

To spot the Harajuku girls, stroll along this pereptually crowded, store-lined street.

Simplicity rules at the 750-square-foot outpost of Muji, the popular Japanese accessories giant.