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Scott Gilman's 14-day Japan Itinerary

Scott Gilman is a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List, a collection of the top travel advisors in the world, and can help plan your perfect getaway. …

Japan

The Best Ramen in Tokyo

Suzuran<p>1-7-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku<p><b>Order:</b> Kakuni Tanmen<p>If there’s a New York-born Jewish guy who knows his Tokyo ramen, it’s Ivan Orkin. He lived in the …

I'm Visiting Tokyo. What Are The Best Free Things To Do?

Tokyo, the busy capital of Japan, is one of the most developed and prosperous cities in the world. However, in spite of its significant development …

Tokyo’s Michelin-Starred Ramen Shop Will Open in Glendale

<b>Tsuta</b>, one of Tokyo’s most celebrated ramen shops, and the world’s first ramen restaurant to earn a Michelin star, will land in Glendale, California at the Glendale Galleria some time in the next year. Eater SF reports that the celebrated shop, which specializes in using soba noodles and truffle …

Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines

The Japanese city known for its temples is also filled with under-the-radar shops, cafés, and markets.<p>Japan’s historic cultural capital is known for its interesting mix of traditional arts and an avant-garde scene, according to Lucille Reyboz, cofounder of the Kyotographie photography festival. …

Top things to do in Kyoto, Japan

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Southern Higashiyama<p>A buzzing hive of activity perched on a hill overlooking the basin of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is one of Kyoto's most popular and most enjoyable temples. It may not be a tranquil refuge, but it represents the favoured e…<p>Top Choice Shinto Shrine in Kyoto …

Japan

Best Compact Mid-Handicap Irons 2018

We take a look at the best slimline game improver irons you can buy in 2018, aimed at the improving mid handicapper or the better player seeking more …

Golf

Hiroki Nakamura’s Guide to Shopping, Eating, and Hot Spring-ing in Tokyo (and Beyond)

The Visvim designer’s favorite places for vintage goods and world-class sushi.<p>In his pop-up store in New York City, which ran from September to December, designer Hiroki Nakamura sat down on a sofa with oatmeal-hued cushions in front of a matching black walnut wood coffee table. Both were made by …

Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Things To Do in His Favorite City

'I'm endlessly fascinated.'<p>It’s no secret, Tokyo is one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite cities. “I’m endlessly fascinated,” he says. “I’ve been many …

Japan

A foodie’s guide to Japan in summer

ASK anyone who has visited, and they’ll tell you: Food is the only reason you need to visit Japan. It’s a passion and an art form in this country.<p>Amy …

15 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo

There is no city in the world like Tokyo. The lights, smells, colors, and sounds of the capital of Japan are anything but subdued. And with a population of over 9 million inhabitants and 20 million visitors a year, of course there are many intriguing things to do and experience here. It's a city …

The best restaurants in Vietnam for the luxury traveller

Vietnamese cuisine is distinct, mouth-watering and bursting with flavour. A divine concoction of sweet, salty, sour and hot flavours, not overly …

The 10 Top Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan

If Kyoto is not at the top of your bucket list, it should be. The Japanese city is one of the rare destinations you can count on to constantly exceed …

11 Neighborhoods To Check Out In Tokyo, For The First-Time Traveler

Tokyo is an intoxicating blend of tradition and progressiveness, modesty and fetishism, stoicism and animation. Youth dressed in cosplay mix with …

First time in Bali? Which area should I stay?

Bali, the number one holiday destination for 2017 (according to TripAdvisor), is attracting tourists from all over the world. And a question often …

Luxury Travel

The best cold noodle dishes in NYC

We’re all about cold noodle dishes: In NYC, the top Asian restaurants prove that noodles are a dish best served cold. Whether you’re looking to cool …

Critics call college rankings 'a joke' — here's why every list has a different No.1

College rankings are ubiquitous as the school year starts. U.S. News & World Report, Niche, and Times Higher Education all released rankings in September.<p>The proliferation of these rankings have led some to revolt against the concept of neatly bucketing schools on lists where they are in the "top" …

College & University

The 20 Best Netflix Original Series

These series are the bread and butter of the platform's programming. What are you waiting for?!<p>Photos: NETFLIX ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Master of</i> …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Best headphones for back to school 2017

The Ultimate Japan Bucket List: 50 Things to do in Japan

Looking for things to do in Japan? I've compiled the ultimate Japan bucket list full of adventures, cultural experiences, and must-see sights.

Japan

The best restaurants near Penn Station

Although considered by some to be a culinary wasteland, the area near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden has its own share of mouthwatering …

Famous Tsukiji fish market will be remade, not destroyed

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's huge, and hugely popular, Tsukiji fish market won't be destroyed but will be closed for up to five years while it is modernized …

Japan

First time to Tokyo? 5 locals give their advice

<b>(CNN) —</b> With 13.5 million residents -- 37.8 million if you count the entire metro area -- and densely packed skyscrapers, it's fair to say that Tokyo can feel overwhelming for visitors.<p>Even the most experienced travelers struggle to decipher the cryptic metro maps and navigate the busy streets. It …

Japan

Japan's Top 15 Attractions Picked By International Tourists

Wondering what to see in Japan? You might want to listen to the advice of your fellow travelers.<p>Website <i>Trip Advisor</i> has this year’s most popular …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

Japan

Sietsema’s NYC Ramen Heatmap: 25 Bowls To Try Right Now

Eater's senior critic recommends more than two dozen bowls of ramen to seek out around NYC<p>Despite the availability of chilled noodles at some ramen parlors during the summer, ramen remains a cold-weather dish for most of us. At Eater NY, we generally won’t touch it until we see the first squirrel …

Where to Eat (and Drink) in Tokyo Right Now

We've sorted these stops for you by specialty—whether it’s the spiciest ramen, the iciest coffee, or (we’re calling it) Tokyo’s next great sushi restaurant.<p>SUSHI: SushiYa<p><b>The Scene:</b> Hidden in an alley off another alley in Ginza, (literally “Sushi Shop”) looks like your typical sushi den—a boxy room …

10 restaurants that’ll make you want to visit Toronto right now

1. G For Gelato<p>Toronto, Canada<p>This Italian cafe serves fine thin-crust pizzas, panini, and espresso coffee, but I come here specifically for the …

Watermelon

The top 10 new restaurants in Toronto from summer '16

Summer in Toronto is prime time for restaurant openings, and 2016 was no exception. From fast-casual Filipino, BBQ and delis to fancy poolside …

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