Tips and Articles for The Tokyo Area

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On Tuesday, MasterCard revealed the results of its annual Destination Cities Index. The survey not only provides insight into the spending of... Read More

Proposals for a Trans-Siberian railroad that would connect the two cities have been in the works for nearly a year, but Russian President Vladimir Putin... Read More

Most people probably don't belt out their favorite tunes while riding carnival attractions. But on the Big-O (a popular Ferris wheel at the... Read More

There is, arguably, no more quotable person in the travel sphere than Anthony Bourdain.Whether he’s proclaiming his “disgusting, shameful” love of fast... Read More

Travel in minimal luxury. Don’t worry, that’s a good thing.MUJI, a go-to paradise of minimal home furnishings, accessories and apparel, is a palace for... Read More

What you’ll end up paying for a cab can vary greatly from one country to another due to local regulations.To help travelers get a sense of what they can... Read More

Solo travel is becoming an increasingly popular choice for travelers, according to data from Airbnb.The home booking site revealed that the... Read More

Getting the wrong order at a restaurant is the number one nuisance for diners. However, there is one restaurant making mistakes for a good cause.A... Read More

This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com. Over the past 17 years, Anthony Bourdain has traveled to over 50 different countries while filming... Read More

This story originally appeared on People.com. Many would dream about living a life of royalty. But could one give it all up for love?That’s what Japan’s... Read More

Very few people board an airplane and expect a luxury meal while flying to their destination. But few people expect a single banana.On his recent nine... Read More

May the Fourth be with those who can afford it.Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka will sell a solid gold Darth Vader mask for a cool $1.4 million at its... Read More

Knowing when to book a hotel can make all the difference when it comes to the price you pay.For those planning to take a summer getaway this year,... Read More

This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pancake yourself?Not in the sense of frying on a... Read More

This story originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.Pizza. Candy. Cherry blossoms. These are three good things. Three great things. Three of the BEST... Read More

In case you've ever wanted to take a little tour through Tokyo's best sights without shelling out for a plane ticket, today is your lucky day. British... Read More

It’s human to be haunted by the ghosts of lovers past. But there’s one love hotel in Japan that some locals believe may actually be haunted.When it was... Read More

This story originally appeared on time.com. Japan is considering installing universal, transgender-friendly toilets in venues hosting Olympic and... Read More

Travelers based in cities all across the United States—from the West Coast to the East Coast and plenty of destinations in the south—can take advantage... Read More

Still trying to decide where to go in 2017? We have an idea.For as little as $747 round-trip, travelers can visit Singapore and Japan anytime between... Read More

From its launch in 1988, the Hokutosei train was a hit.The 750-mile journey was the first to use Japan’s Seikan tunnel to provide service from Tokyo to... Read More

For two weeks in April or May, the streets in Japanese cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo are filled with breathtaking cherry blossoms—and tourists.The... Read More

This story originially appeared on FWx.com. A 466-pound Bluefin tuna sold in Tokyo today for about $632,000: the second-highest price ever paid for... Read More

The opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics are always a huge spectacle, creating a theatrical performance, often featuring music, cultural... Read More

Today’s Tokyo is a clash of extremes. On one end, traditionalists guard centuries-old convention, wary of losing or diluting their cultural heritage in... Read More

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