Tips and Articles for Tokyo

Andrea Fazzari

The best drink we’ve had in months was a simple Scotch at Star Bar (, in Tokyo, that took 15 minutes to make, thanks to the ... Read More

Q: Can you recommend a stylish, well-priced hotel in Madrid? —Salvador Lopez, Austin, Tex. ... Read More

Where can you find the tastiest gelato in Rome? How about the best sake in Tokyo? The Terroir Guides (The Little Bookroom, from $24.95) are strictly for... Read More

Maria Trejo-McDonald, Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park ... Read More

"The Japanese have a love of the hidden, which makes Tokyo a very hard place to navigate," says Nicole Fall. So she founded Bespoke Tokyo, a luxury... Read More

Saturday morning on Omotesando, and the broad sidewalks are crowded, but not overly so, buzzing with early-weekend optimism and the anticipation of... Read More

q. I've always wanted to take a river cruise in Asia. Can you recommend a good tour operator? —L.V.S., Tempe, Ariz. ... Read More

More than 400 years ago what we now think of as Japanese pottery began to take form. The tradition is based on a strong sensitivity to the harmony of... Read More

To get into Tokyo from Narita Airport you can catch a cab— and pay more than $150 for a trip that can take two hours— or you can hop the rail link from... Read More

IT'S MY FIRST MORNING IN TAIPEI AND I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF THE SWANK Sherwood hotel in a wool suit (bad idea), sweating despite the damp chill, as I... Read More

turkey's posh new padTurkey's nightlife capital, Bodrum, now has two landmarks: the seaside Castle of St. Peter and, perched on a hill above it, the... Read More

'People characterize my work as very Japanese,' says fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. 'That always surprises me. My generation has no sense of... Read More

Whenever I'm asked what I miss most about Tokyo, where I lived for seven years, I always reply, "My red motor scooter and the food." The Honda, on which... Read More

Renting an apartment can be the most convenient and least expensive way to visit a city, especially for stays of more than a few days. Not only are the... Read More

Michael Kors can't hold a real conversation in French, Italian, or Spanish, but he can say "camel" in pretty much any language. That's the color, not... Read More

CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed... Read More

What won't you eat?From Mexican dog burritos to Burmese avocado ice cream to the testicles of all kinds of animals, you've tried everything. The most... Read More

A surprising number of major cities--Moscow, Rome, Washington, and Tokyo among them--haven't set their plans yet, but others are gearing up for major... Read More

With Japanese women's participation in the workforce at above 50 percent—and female-only cars already on subway and commuter trains—it was only a... Read More

"Your bags are not here," the woman in white gloves told me, taking a deep breath that suggested she'd been on the receiving end of passenger wrath... Read More

After five years of tussling with city planning officials and haggling with construction crews, Sir Terence Conran has helped design and open... Read More

National Park Shutdown ... Read More

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