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Kyoto rules
Kyoto, Japan

As we descended from the charming speakeasy in Gion, a quintessentially filmic, Kyoto scene unfurled. Through the mist and drizzle on the la...
South West Tokyo, Japan

Wade in Japan
Tokyo, Japan

On a recent trip to Tokyo, I found myself navigating the city's South Western shrines to retail enlightenment. Quite possibly the most eclec...

Hotels & resorts

Ritz Carlton Tokyo

Ritz Carlton, Tokyo, Japan

In Roppongi, a part of Tokyo that looks like New York City, we found the aptly named Midtown building, an upscale complex of luxury shopping...
Hotel Granvia Osaka

Hotel Granvia, Osaka, Japan

Set very conveniently in Osaka’s station complex, which makes for easy navigating (that said, the station, like all Japanese stations, is en...
Ritz Carlton Kyoto Japan

The Ritz-Carlton
Kyoto, Japan

Easily the most luxurious hotel in the city, the Ritz Carlton Kyoto adds its own level of contemporary sophistication to the traditional Ky...
Aman Tokyo, Japan

Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The Aman Tokyo is easily among the best city hotels that we have ever stayed in. We knew that Japanese hospitality is hard to rival, but the...
Hotel Granvia Kyoto Japan

Hotel Granvia, Kyoto, Japan

The team will meet and greet you on the platform as you step off the Shinkansen at JR Kyoto station, after all the hotel is connected to thi...
Park Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Park Tokyo Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Occupying the uppermost floors of the Shiodome Media Tower, the Park Suite has an absolutely stunning view over the super- modern, ‘electric...