Tips and Articles for Tokyo

Andrea Fazzari

See our video collection of the World’s Best Holiday Light Displays.Let’s face it: most of the things we love about the winter holidays—the family... Read More

Angela HunsingerAssistant director of recreation, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South CarolinaYears on the Job: 4The Comforts of Home: I love to create... Read More

Ginza: Perfect KaisekiA highly ritualized, multicourse meal of “small bites,” kaiseki has evolved through the centuries as an offshoot of the Buddhist... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Greatest Flea Markets.Some people travel so they can climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or ski the Rockies, or feast... Read More

Liya Kebede: ModelLiya Kebede isn’t just another pretty face. The Ethiopian-born mother of two, who lives in New York City, is a goodwill ambassador for... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night RestaurantsHow do you coax AnthonyBourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy... Read More

Les Touilleurs, MontrealThis sleek white shop in Mile End sells a global range of gear for making the soufflés and terrines of the classic Gallic... Read More

The best drink we’ve had in months was a simple Scotch at Star Bar (starbar.jp), in Tokyo, that took 15 minutes to make, thanks to thehand-carved ice.... Read More

Q: Can you recommend a stylish, well-priced hotel in Madrid? —Salvador Lopez, Austin, Tex.A: The 102-room De Las Letras H&R (doubles from $223),... 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 ParkBackground After more than two decades in Manhattan, Trejo-McDonald, 45, a model turned ballet... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... 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.a. The Irrawaddy Flotilla Co.,... 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

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... 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

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