Fine food meets fine tableware

| Jun 24, 2016

Fine food meets fine tableware

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo is holding a Japanese kaiseki (traditional multicourse cuisine) fair, offering top-quality delicious Japanese dishes on fine Bizen-yaki earthenware through the month of July at its Unkai Japanese restaurant. Located on the third floor, the restaurant overlooks ...

Hands-on experience of traditional culture

| Jun 24, 2016

Hands-on experience of traditional culture

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo guests can trade the noise of the city for chirping birds while enjoying nature in the lush greenery of the hotel’s well-kept Japanese garden that is home to a three-story pagoda and traditional teahouse, both well-known cultural icons of Japan. It ...

Open-air oases offer tasty summer treats

| Jun 24, 2016

Open-air oases offer tasty summer treats

Centrally located in Roppongi, Grand Hyatt Tokyo is holding a summer promotion with a lineup of delectable dishes, terrace offerings and refreshing concoctions to provide a taste of summer to guests. Firstly, “Sushi Go Round,” featuring a Lazy Susan with an arrangement of sharing-style ...

Spa offers gem-based treatment

| Jun 24, 2016

Spa offers gem-based treatment

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Westin Tokyo has the charm and atmosphere of a posh European chateau. Located on the fourth floor of this elegant urban hideout is Le Spa Parisien, a spa where the “First Diamond Facial” treatment ...

A spiritual high in the temples of Takayama

Jun 18, 2016

A spiritual high in the temples of Takayama

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Isolated from the pulsating sounds of pachinko parlors and the neon lights of Tokyo, the small, laid-back city of Takayama in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture offers something that visitors to Japan’s urban hubs don’t typically find: quiet. Caught in the bustle of the ...

Best time to tour the U.N.? Not during a crisis

Jun 18, 2016

Best time to tour the U.N.? Not during a crisis

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If you want to take a tour of the United Nations complex, don’t do it during an international crisis. A public tour of the U.N. routinely includes such stops as the venerable General Assembly Hall, where representatives of the 193 member states meet to ...