The Tokyo Area

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The Roppongi neighborhood in Tokyo has a well-deserved reputation for being dissolute, but far more interesting than the seedy clubs and bars nestled in its streets are its world-class museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Some of the best i...
While not for everyone (claustrophobics, need not reserve), Tokyo’s capsule hotels are a sight to be seen. Photographer Won Kim took to the city’s streets on a mission to capture the incredibly small capsule hotels—and when we say small, we mean d...
The reinvention of this walkable, former punk-rock neighborhood began 10 years ago with the opening of Frank & Easy. At the tiny boutique, owners Ryo Shibata and Keisuke Morizawa turn salvaged gold into angular rings and pendants, and make cool cl...
The reinvention of this walkable, former punk-rock neighborhood began 10 years ago with the opening of Frank & Easy. At the tiny boutique, owners Ryo Shibata and Keisuke Morizawa turn salvaged gold into angular rings and pendants, and make cool cl...
Palace Hotel Tokyo is giving you an up-close-and-personal look at Japan’s beloved sport: Sumo wrestling. Visitors can choose one of two “Grappling Tokyo” experiences: a tournament season stay and an off-season trip. Both options feature two nights...
Mumbai: The Bombay Canteen The Chef: Floyd Cardoz, a pioneer of haute Indian cuisine in New York City. New Digs: A colonial-inspired space near the world’s tallest residential tower. The Dish: Cardoz pays homage to his Goan roots with creatio...
In order to stock the New York and Tokyo locations of the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store, Emmanuel Plat and his team spend two months a year on the road. “The majority of our items are imported from Japan, so it’s a big trip for us,” he says ...
Earlier this month, Godzilla was named official tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward, and now (perhaps inevitably) the legendary monster is showing up in two types of rooms at Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. Guests staying in the Godzil...
When it comes to L.A.’s top shopping destinations, few are as iconic as the ivy-covered Fred Segal boutique in West Hollywood. Since it’s opening on Melrose Avenue in 1961, the retailer has become synonymous with laid-back California cool, touting...
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 new edition of Where Chefs Eat banks on that idea, curating a culinary expert-sourced guide to the ...
What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question and came up with the same answer: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Moscow. The U.S. firm, Runzheimer Internatio...
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 feast.” And so began a recent cloak-and-fork odyssey that ultimately led some 150 food lover...
Rokurinsha Cult ramen haunt in Tokyo Station. The Queue: 120 minutes Duration: 2 hours 15 min. Orders Taken: 01h30 Eating Time: 12 minutes Payoff: We’d endure the epic line all over again for another slurp of that umami-rich tsukemen ram...
Lay of the Land Asakusa: Catch a glimpse of old-time Tokyo at Asakusa’s seventh-century Senso-ji Temple and family-run artisans’ shops. Ebisu/Daikanyama: The low-key cafés of these adjacent enclaves are an antidote to glitzy Roppongi. Ginza: To...
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 of the Eiffel Tower piercing the sky and there, in the distance, is Notre Dame, with its bell t...