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Tokyo's top food guide

Tokyo tour guide Shinji Nohara knows where to get the best bites in the city.

Travel

Flipping Perspective: What to Do in Tokyo

So you’ve already paid your respects at the Meiji Shrine and smiled at kimono-clad locals strolling the streets around Asakusa? Maybe you’ve even …

Tokyo

Tokyo's neon lights and frantic pace may be intimidating for some, but the unique energy of the city is what makes people return. Need a break? Relax …

Korean scrub mistress spills her secrets

<b>(CNN) —</b> For first-timers in a bathhouse in South Korea , stripping naked and soaking for hours in tubs with strangers often comes as a jolt.<p>The scrub corner in any jjimjilbang (a Korean facility that's a bathhouse, sauna and spa rolled into one) is the section newbies find most alarming.<p>This is …

Skin Care

Bourdain’s Seattle Episode of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Mapped

Anthony Bourdain has long loved Seattle: Four years ago, the food celebrity toured the Emerald City and declared that it had “one of the best and most interesting food scenes in America” on the final season of his TV show <i>The Layover.</i> Last fall, Bourdain returned in the penultimate episode of CNN’s</i> …

The best area to stay in Paris: a guide to the best arrondissements to stay in Paris

Hi Frugalistas! Yes, I’m talking about Paris again. Because I know you like reading about Paris, and because I’m planning a trip to Paris (again…..I …

Five Foods You Must Eat In Japan - The Epicurean Traveler

Five Dishes To Taste When Traveling In Jap<b>an</b><p>Japan is truly a magical land full of fantastic history, culture, people and, of course, delicious food. …

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

Forget 5-star restaurants and celebrity chefs — the best place in Japan to try Japanese food is in a department store

Japan, perhaps more than other destinations, is a place you travel with your taste buds.<p>There are so many local specialties, from sushi and yakitori to okonomiyaki and shumai, that it'd be a shame to not try everything Japan's culinary tradition offers.<p>The best place to find and sample Japanese …

Japan

The Hottest Restaurants in Queens Right Now, April 2018

It's time to update the <b>Queens Heatmap</b>, a guide to new and recently reviewed restaurants in the mighty borough of Queens. Here are the places that the critics, bloggers, and restaurant obsessives are buzzing about right now.<p>Added in April: <b>Mikkeller</b>, the beer brand with a cult following, now has a …

Texas

The Best Italian Restaurant In Portland

What's better than Portland's lush, natural landscape? The fresh and authentic Italian food that it produces, of course.<p>Nestled between running …

Italian Food

The Sin City Bucket List: 50 Things You Have to Do in Vegas Before You Die

With Las Vegas casinos offering so many over-the-top gambling, dining, and entertainment options now, you can take a trip there and never feel a need …

Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s 3 Golden Rules for Eating Sushi

The Iron Chef wants you to forget everything you've learned<p>“You think you know how to eat sushi? You don’t know anything about eating sushi,” said …

Soysauce

The Ultimate Guide to Muscle Gain and Hypertrophy

A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Bigger<p>So you want big muscles. Where do we start? We'll start with some of the ways that muscles grow through …

Muscle

Shopping for secrets: Paris' covered passages exposed

The <i>passages couverts</i> (covered arcades) of Paris are as beautiful as they are enigmatic. Tucked behind decorative archways, the historic shopping passages situated on the Right Bank exude a sense of city life before Baron Haussmann's wrecking ball brought in spacious boulevards.<p>Dating back to the …

France

Chill Out and Watch this Short History of Japan's Public Baths

Life Where I’m From created a brief history of Japan’s public baths. He also talked about why they remain popular despite bathtubs becoming …

Japan Travel: The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Tokyo

Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is a city like no other, home to the weird and wonderful, the hectic and the tranquil, the ancient and the modern. …

Japan

Love Onsen? Read This Guide to Japan's Best Inns and Hot Springs

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Imagine opening a book so filled with peace that you long to jump in and revel in it. Such is the case with the new …

Japan

8 Great Tokyo Airbnbs for Your Money

Some of the best value Airbnbs in Tokyo, Japan.<p>Tokyo is home to a neat and tidy 13 million people, so visitors should come knowing it’s going to be …

21 Iconic Japanese Landmarks to Add to Your Bucket List

Most Expensive Sushi in the US (That's Actually Worth It)

For those looking to drop a dramatic amount of money on dinner—whether for a showy business meeting, or an anniversary, or a rare, calculated …

Japan

A One-Week Travel Itinerary for First-Time Visitors to Tokyo

The Recipe That Changed the Way I Cook Chicken

Perfect pan-roasted chicken thighs were a significant improvement over the frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts I used to cook.<p>You can cook chicken, and you can <i>cook chicken</i>. Until I was about 27, I only did the first one. Growing up, I watched my mom make tenders out of chicken cutlets and …

Cooking

9 Best Attractions In Japan That Travellers Should Not Miss

There are so many attractions in Japan and most of these wonderful places are actually interestingly situated out of its capital, Tokyo. How does …

Japan

The Tokyo Neighborhood You Need to Know

Photo by Strelka Institute for Media/Flickr<p>Kōenji rewards intrepid travelers with killer vinyl, curious vintage shops, and secret-alley bar …

The 5 best ways to relax in Japan

People often ask me why I continue to find my way back to Japan despite all the other options in the world. The answer is pretty straightforward: …

Japan

Trendy Hojicha Delicacies You Can Find Around Tokyo!

Satsuki<p>I am a college student in Tokyo who is very interested in Japanese culture and its subcultures. I want to write articles that aren't just …

Where to Eat in Tokyo Right Now

Our methodology is simple. We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. What follows is the print-it-out …

Japan

Top 30 Restaurants in Japan According to International Travelers (2017)

TripAdvisor is a travel website that boasts the world's largest number of viewers. They recently released their "Top 30 Restaurants in Japan by …

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Onsen Etiquette

Courtesy of Nishumuruya Honkan<p>The onsen at Nishumuruya Honkan, one of Japan's best ryokan.<p>Before you soak, you need to know the specific dos and …