K's House Kyoto - Hostel
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
Shibuya Granbell Hotel
Bunka Hostel Tokyo
Rumor Plaza - Caters to Men
K's House Takayama - Quality Hostels
Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro
The St Regis Osaka
The Tokyo Station Hotel
Andaz Tokyo - A Concept by Hyatt
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.
The perfect place for street photography is Osaka, Japan
Of all the countries I have visited, Japan is definitely the most organized society. People are polite, quiet and the rules are followed seemingly without question.
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.
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough
Every morning I traveled on the highly efficient Japanese subway system to reach different places I wanted to photograph in Tokyo. Then the subway itself became my location.
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.