Andaz Tokyo - A Concept by Hyatt
The St Regis Osaka
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Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
J-Hoppers Osaka Universal
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Where you should eat in Tokyo, according to a local
Tokyo is the city with the most restaurants in the world, and the most with at least one Michelin star, so knowing where to eat can be seriously tough for visitors.
Merry Christmas! Have some KFC
It's that most magical time of the year. If you're reading this before Christmas dinner then (like me) enjoy this one with some breakfast champagne. And try not to work up too large of an appetite.
What to see in Japan, from Tokyo to Osaka
With such a long history and such diverse cities and landscapes, it's difficult to know what to see in Japan. We've picked out some of the best, to give you a head start.
Does the secret of Tokyo food lie at Tsukiji?
The Japanese love of food reveals itself in Tokyo food: with 80,000 restaurants, its reputation as the world’s gourmet capital is justified. In a city that is also the world’s largest metropolitan area by population, how and why do people find the time to pay so much attention to what they eat?
The best jacuzzi in the world? Ask a monkey!
Its position on the Pacific Ring of Fire has created thousands of natural hot springs in Japan that have inspired a national passion for bathing. And not just in the Japanese people.
Getting to the heart of Osaka
The pedestrianized Ebisubashi (Ebisu Bridge) is Osaka’s equivalent of Times Square or Piccadilly Circus – and equally the center of New Year celebrations.
What’s the point of the Japanese tea ceremony?
Wabi-sabi is an aesthetic that was established by the monk Sen-no Rikkyu (1521-1591), who is largely responsible for the form of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Take tea with a geisha for a unique experience
Kyoto, a city just a two-and-a-half-hour bullet train away from Tokyo, is where you can get a sense of traditional Japan.
Kyoto, Japan's truly wonderful cultural hub
Tokyo is not the best place to get acquainted with traditional Japan, if only for the fact that the city was largely destroyed – not once, but twice – in the last century. Kyoto, a two-and-a-half-hour bullet train ride away, has had a much different fate. With more than 2,000 temples and an astonishing 17 Unesco World Heritage sites, the former imperial capital of Japan is one of the richest cultural cities in the world.
Here's where the real sushi's at in Tokyo
Japan’s most famous specialty is probably sushi and the place to eat it is near Tsukiji, Tokyo’s huge wholesale fish market.