Palace Hotel Tokyo Unveils Esterre by Ducasse Paris

Palace Hotel Tokyo Unveils Esterre by Ducasse Paris

The iconic Tokyo hotel that played a fundamental role in the introduction of traditional French cooking to Japan’s capital over half a century ago is now playing a pivotal part in introducing a new take on French cuisine to the city’s world-class dining scene with the 1 November debut of Esterre – a fine dining […]

Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Discover Japan, Eat Sushi for Breakfast

Glimpse a fading cultural icon in Kyoto’s Gion neighborhood If Japan has a face, it’s to be found in this small district directly adjacent to Yasaka Shrine, for it’s here that the geisha, or geiko, as they are known in Kyoto live and work. Contrary to popular belief, geiko are not prostitutes. Yes, many of […]

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Osaka: Japan’s 2nd City, but 1st in the Hearts of Many Foodies

Japan’s second-largest city by population, Osaka is #1 in the hearts of countless visitors and natives. Some say it’s less conventionally beautiful than other major cities, but Osaka is bursting with character, not to mention more amazing food than you can shake a chopstick at, hence its long association with the word kuidaore meaning “to […]

Tokyo Olympics Being Reconsidered Due To Heat and Water Quality

Tokyo Olympics Being Reconsidered Due To Heat and Water Quality

Searing heat and water quality issues have dogged Tokyo 2020 organisers in recent weeks but delegates to a Chef de Mission seminar yesterday said they are confident their hosts will find solutions ahead of next year’s Summer Olympics. The three-day visit by the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), which includes a progress update and venue tour, […]

Top 12 Family Holidays Worldwide

Top 12 Family Holidays Worldwide

Top 10 Family Holidays Worldwide For parents, family travel is all about the three Ps: proximity, price and particulars.  You want a place that’s easy to get to, on a budget, with something for everyone.  Then, once you’ve found Nirvana (Buddhist heaven, not the band) the kids get older. They declare your perfect paradise to […]

World Events That Every Traveler Should Strive to See

World Events That Every Traveler Should Strive to See

Set out to experience a destination in a unique way by joining its communities in celebrating their love for food, wine, new beginnings and everything in between. Through traditional clothing, spirited dances and sumptuous symbolic foods, World festivals educate spectators on a destination’s history and local culture for a deeply insightful experience, and some are […]

Top 10 Best Tourist Attractions in Tokyo

Top 10 Best Tourist Attractions in Tokyo

Top 10 Best Tourist Attractions in Tokyo Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is also home to the Imperial Palace and the seat of Government and Parliament. In East-Central Honshu, the largest of Japan’s main islands, this heavily populated city is well worth exploring. One of the world’s most modern cities in terms of its […]

Top 10 Restaurants in Tokyo

Top 10 Restaurants in Tokyo

Top 10 Restaurants in Tokyo Boasting the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any city in the world and dominating San Pellegrino’s list of the best 50 restaurants in Asia, it’s no secret that Tokyo offers one of the best dining scenes on the planet. Tokyo’s dining options are so diverse and outstanding that we decided to […]

Top 10 Best Hotels in Japan

Top 10 Best Hotels in Japan

Top 10 Best Hotels in Japan Japan’s colourful shrines, fascinating geisha districts and age-old Buddhist temples stand witness to the country’s rich cultural heritage and ancient history. From the famous monuments in the stunning imperial city of Kyoto to the bustling capital of Tokyo with its dizzying dimensions and flashing neon lights, there is no shortage […]

These are ‘The Best’ Airlines

These are ‘The Best’ Airlines

Skytrax has released its annual World Airline Awards, with Qatar Airways reclaiming the #1 spot from Singapore Airlines. This marks the 5th time Qatar has been honored, previously it won in Ys 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. “It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in […]

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

This year’s sakura forecast covers everywhere from cities in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s islands, to Kagoshima, a seaside prefecture on Kyushu. Cherry blossom season in Japan is a big deal: There are blogs, news reports, special menus, talk shows, and festivals following the trees as they go into full bloom across the country. There’s even […]

Travel, It is Never Too Late, You are Never Too Old

Travel, It is Never Too Late, You are Never Too Old

No matter how old you are, you are never too old to start traveling, and this is why. It is Liberating Life can be 1 long, mundane routine if you let it.  So, break free of the things that tie you down, even if it’s only for a weekend. Go forth and do the things […]

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World Asia’s cultural heritage is as far and wide as its geography. From Buddhism to Hinduism, Taoism and beyond, Asia’s deep religious traditions vary from country to country, and in some cases, region to region. Asia-wide temple trail will take the traveler from the Buddhist monasteries of the East […]

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice

Travel Etiquette: What We All Should Know and Practice Travel is a super experience, but there is an unwritten set of rules governing the travelers behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs of the country or region we are visiting, and we do not want to offend. To avoid making […]

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

Legal Casino Coming to Japan

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: “Spin up. Place your bets.” The 24-year-old has never set foot in a casino, but he is gambling that new laws opening up the lucrative sector will soon create […]

Travel News: Japan

Travel News: Japan

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) hosted a launch event in New York to promote the “Enjoy my Japan” Global Campaign. As part of the launch, JNTO unveiled a special video series to kick-off the campaign, which can be viewed on YouTube. With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games approaching, JNTO’s main mission is to […]

Julius Baer’s Lifestyle Index 2017: Wealth Report: Asia

Julius Baer’s Lifestyle Index 2017: Wealth Report: Asia The Asian wealth management landscape Asia is Julius Baer’s second home market and a powerhouse of global wealth creation. The region’s pool of investable assets held by High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) is on track to reach USD 14.5 trillion by 2020, representing growth of 160% in […]

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia

The 2017 Japan Cup Aidan O’Brien Takes on Asia Four foreign runners have accepted their invitations to run in the 2017 edition of the Japan Cup (G1, 2,400m) on November 26 at Tokyo Racecourse. Idaho (IRE, C4, by Galileo) guided by top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien is a two-time group-two winner who also finished third […]

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit

Tokyo’s Munch’s Burger Shack a Big Hit After President Trump’s Visit “It tasted great, like steak,” 1 diner said, after savoring the 100% US Angus Beef Colby Jack Cheeseburger at Tokyo’s tiny Munch’s Burger Shack Thursday. The lines at the door during lunchtime are getting longer than ever, thanks to US President Trump. President Trump’s […]

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad

1st Lady Melania Trump Will be Protected by Japan’s Elite All-Female Police Squad Melania Trump will be protected by a highly trained, all-female unit of officers during her and President Trump’s upcoming visit to Japan. Japan is experimenting with all-female teams to combat various security challenges ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be hosted in Tokyo. The move […]

F1: Lewis Hamilton on The Pole for Japanese Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton on The Pole for Japanese Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton on The Pole for Japanese Grand Prix $RACE Saturday, F1 leader Lewis Hamilton broke Honda’s Suzuka track record to take The Pole position on Saturday with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) rival Sebastian Vettel lining up alongside on the front row. Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will start Sunday’s race from 3rd […]

F1: Japanese Grand Prix, Results, Times Friday’s Practice

F1: Japanese Grand Prix, Results, Times Friday’s Practice

F1: Japanese Grand Prix, Results, Times Friday’s Practice $RACE In the day’s 1st practice session, mainly run in the dry, Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel edged Mr. Hamilton into 2nd with a lap of 1:29.166, while Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo placed 3rd. MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton topped the time-sheet in the rain during FP2 or the 2017 […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Strike Back in Japan

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Strike Back in Japan

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Strike Back in Japan $RACE MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a th Formula 1 world championship gained momentum with 2nd place in the Malaysian Grand Prix last Sunday, extending his lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 34 points. But Mr. Vettel’s fight back from 20th on the grid to 4th, on […]

Park Hotel Tokyo “Beauty of Japan”

Park Hotel Tokyo “Beauty of Japan”

Park Hotel Tokyo announced on August 1 that its “Artist Floor” is now complete, having 31 Artist Rooms. The Artist Rooms are standard rooms decorated by selected Japanese artists who painted on walls and ceilings while staying at the hotel, based on the concept “Beauty of Japan.” Park Hotel Tokyo started a project in December […]

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted

US Ban on Laptops in Airline Cabins Lifted The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the US is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they do […]

Travel News: Exotic Voyages in Oman, India and Japan

Travel News: Exotic Voyages in Oman, India and Japan

Travel News: Exotic Voyages in Oman, India and Japan Exotic Voyages is trading on the success of its seventeenth year of operation by expanding its luxury global portfolio to include three new countries for adventurous travelers: Oman, India and Japan. Designed with privacy and authenticity in mind, the Asia-based luxury travel company is also launching […]