Outside Tokyo

Tips and Articles in Outside Tokyo

I liked getting to airports early even before the last decade, when my neurosis became a necessity. My wife, on the other hand, considers time spent in an airport wasted, lost, anathema. And neither rain nor sleet nor Homeland Security is going to...
See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments. Once you’ve changed into a disposable paper robe, an attendant leads you to a room containing a futuristic, egg-shaped pod. Opening the lid, she motions for you to climb into the molded f...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums. Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not only does the onslaught of bunny paraphernalia in Pasadena, California’s aptly named Bunny Muse...
JAPANESE CITIES ARE LIKE BENTO BOXES," says John McCreery, an anthropology professor who also writes ad copy for Japanese firms. "Each has a different mix." We're sitting on the sunny terrace of the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club, eating lamb sa...
On September 30, in Japan's worst peacetime atomic incident, a leak at a nuclear fuel-processing plant in the town of Tokaimura -- only 87 miles northeast of Tokyo -- exposed dozens of people to harmful doses of neutron radiation. The U.S. State...
Golf | Shopping PALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing a makeover. To wit, the Parker Palm Springs (4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 800/543-4300; www.thepa...