Articles Tagged with Japan

Weekend Getaways

3 Days in Nara: Discovering History and Traditional Cuisine in Japan’s Deer City

Nara carries the echoes of ancient Japan as it once served as the nation’s capital in the eighth century. It’s home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including one of Japan’s most famous landmarks, Todai-ji…

From Casual to High-End, These Tokyo Sushi Restaurants Prepare Impeccable Seafood 

From buzzy izakayas to chic kaiseki restaurants, dining in Tokyo is a near-outrageous pleasure. Arguably the best seafood in the world passes through Toyosu Market, and much of that ends up at sushi counters throughout…
Weekend Getaways

From Australia to South Korea: 7 Hotels for Weekend Getaways in Asia and the Pacific

Whether you’re smack dab in the heart of a pulsating metropolis or hiding away in a secluded tropical paradise, choosing the right accommodations is crucial to ensuring a truly relaxing and enriching trip.   The…
Health + Fitness

The World’s Blue Zones Beckon with Culture, Serenity and Secrets to a Longer Life

With wellness tourism showing no signs of slowing down, travelers continue to find new ways to focus on their physical, mental and emotional well-being when they’re on vacation. The latest trend? It’s travel to Blue…
Weekend Getaways

3 Days in Kyoto: Where to Go and What to Eat in Japan’s Cultural Capital

Kyoto’s historical significance is evident from the minute you step foot in this former Japanese capital. It served as Japan’s capital for more than a thousand years, from 794 to 1868, and its long history…
Weekend Getaways

3 Days in Osaka: The Larger-Than-Life City of Street Eats and Endless Entertainment

Osaka is hailed as Japan’s “Nation’s Kitchen,” and you’ll understand why once you’ve sampled its endless culinary gems. There are two must-tries while you’re here: takoyaki (octopus-filled balls with sauce) and okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancakes)….
Weekend Getaways

3 Days in Tokyo: Thriving Cityscapes, Serene Shrines and Star-Studded Culinary Gems

Tokyo, which means “Eastern Capital” in Japanese, got its name when the emperor’s seat moved from Kyoto in 1868 during the Meiji Restoration. It’s now the largest metropolitan area in the world, and Tokyo’s streets…
Culture + Style

A Year to Remember: A Monthly Guide to the World’s Most Extraordinary Celebrations

With so many diverse and memorable celebrations occurring around the globe every year, it’s always a good idea to plan your travels around a citywide or countrywide cultural event. Be it a big-time thoroughbred race…
Tips + Trends

Where to Celebrate Life’s Major Milestones in Asia and the Pacific

Life gives you plenty of reasons to celebrate, both large and small. But when major milestones pop up, why not go all out? Whether you’re celebrating a big birthday or a new business, there are…
Eat + Drink

Restaurant Hot List: 10 Dining Experiences Worth Traveling For

One of the most fun parts of travel is trying new cuisines, exploring exciting new restaurants and earning perks in the process. When it comes to seeking out a delicious meal with gorgeous, luxe surrounds…