Tips and Articles for Tokyo

Andrea Fazzari

World music just got a lot more sultry with the release of "City Series: The Sex, the City, the Music." The CD collection, created by Sydney-based... Read More

Acknowledging the tough truth that stadium-sized malls are not everyone's idea of heaven, luxury brands are reinventing the retail experience. Old-guard... Read More

We had just spent a week tackling Tokyo. My 14-year-old daughter, Moa, a manga fan who studies Japanese after school, led the way. We ate mochi ice... Read More

Rubén González: I hadn't been in Japan since the 1950's when I was the pianist for Enrique Jorrín, who really invented the cha-cha. That was the last... Read More

“I first went to Tokyo when I was touring with No Doubt in 1995. I especially loved the Harajuku district, because you can just sense all the creative... Read More

Museum BrasserieBeaux Arts Museum, Brussels (3 Place Royale; 32-2/508-3580; lunch for two $110). Portuguese designer du jour Antoine Pinto and Flemish... Read More

In my work as a food writer I’ve suffered lost reservations and long waits for bad tables but never—never!—have I been subjected to the serial... Read More

Check-In Say good-bye to the front desk. At the first location of Hyatt’s new spin-off brand, Andaz Liverpool Street, in London’s East End, a host... Read More

Understated is not a word usually associated with Aussie designer Marc Newson and his glossy creations. But the man behind the luxe-mod interiors of... Read More

It was back in 1994 when my great-aunt, a legendary figure in children’s books and the publisher of two volumes of poetry translated into English by... Read More

The latest design from Habitat creative director Tom Dixon: Tokyo Hipsters Club (6-12-23 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; 81-3/5778-2081; www... Read More

Tony ChiPrincipal, Tonychi and Associates, New YorkAdept at setting a scene with backlighting and textured fabrics, Tony Chi (MObar and Asiate at the... Read More

ParisLe Relais du Parc, at Sofitel le Parc 55–59 Ave. Raymond-Poincaré, 16th Arr.; 33-1/44-05-66-10; www.sofitel.com; dinner for two $170; doubles... Read More

Five minutes after you arrive in Tokyo, you're struck by it: this is the most stylish city you've ever been in, a place where fashion is taken so... Read More

The woman escorting my husband, Michael, and me to our room at the Mandarin Oriental is visibly less than thrilled: when she opens the door, her eyes... Read More

You’re sitting in a hip Tokyo cafe, having a fish cake and sake. Your server has been especially attentive, so when the check arrives, you think nothing... Read More

Golf | ShoppingPALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing... Read More

From Bauhaus-trained architects mesmerized by the simplicity of a tansu tea chest to Japanese beatniks inspired by the anarchic ideals of Fluxus... Read More

Now that iPods are indispensable to travelers, bulky guidebooks are becoming a thing of the past. From downloadable audio tours to free, travel-themed... Read More

Long the go-to notebook maker for travelers, Milan-based Moleskine (moleskines.com; $17.95) is introducing six new city guides covering Miami, Tokyo,... Read More

Swiss Guest House, Bumthang, Bhutan"It's this sliver of Western civilization in the middle of nowhere, and you can get a terrific cappuccino and Swiss... Read More

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