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Gujo-Hachiman: Travel along the rivers of time

Travel Aug 16, 2019

Gujo-Hachiman: Travel along the rivers of time

by Stephen Mansfield

Perhaps it is the gurgling brooks that feed the town's roadside culverts, the colorful, vaguely Pyrenean window boxes, or the friendly, natural disposition of the locals — Gujo-Hachiman seems a place where people's spirits are pitched a notch or two higher than elsewhere.

Collaboration takes chocolate up a notch

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Aug 8, 2019

Collaboration takes chocolate up a notch

The Belgians and the Swiss have long dominated the world of chocolate but a world-first afternoon tea collaboration running until Oct. 30 between St. Regis Osaka and American chocolatier Maribel Lieberman of Mariebelle New York fame puts that theory to the test. A highlight of ...

Fall-flavored delights to look forward to

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Aug 1, 2019

Fall-flavored delights to look forward to

Taste the blessings of autumn at the Tokyo Station Hotel from Aug. 23 through November, when a robust range of fall produce stars at the hotel's bars and restaurants. From menus showcasing locally grown matsutake pine mushrooms to prime Sendai beef to gibier game meats ...

Tantalizing parfaits to satiate the sweet tooth

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jul 25, 2019

Tantalizing parfaits to satiate the sweet tooth

The Westin Tokyo is celebrating its 25th anniversary in October this year and in anticipation of this momentous occasion the hotel is presenting an indulgently themed parfait event, Evening Surprise — Twilight Parfait, until Aug. 31. Available in the evenings from 5 to 9:30 p.m., ...