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The Balvenie Fifty Scotch Whisky

The first release of The Balvenie Fifty since 2002 and the third overall, Marriage 0962 was sourced from four American Oak casks that were aged for …

Scotch Whisky

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere Review: The World Time Watch Gets Reinvented

World time watches are an interesting lot. The complication, invented in the 1930s by watchmaker Louis Cottier, actually predates the GMT introduced …

Watches

RECOMMENDED TOKYO ITINERARIES with Estimated Budget: 1 Day to 8 Days

Tokyo is a vibrant city. Its towering skyscrapers, monuments, historic shrines, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and glitzy shopping centers make it an …

Japan

Japan's Ferry Is a Case for Taking the Slow Boat Instead of the Fast Train

"Pass 21" lets you island hop and take six trips in 21 days.<p>Traveling by train is usually the go-to way to get around Japan, and for good reason: The trains are timely, efficient, and relatively affordable in a country that tips toward pricey—not to mention so clean, you could practically eat off …

Japan

Best all-you-can-drink deals at Tokyo hotels – updated

Our favourite boozy deals<p>Nightlife<p>Summer party dinner plan<p>Ebisu<p>Until Aug 31 2018<p>Cool down from sun fatigue this summer with unlimited champagne at …

England

A guide to Hokkaido: Japan's destination for nature buffs and adrenaline junkies

Hokkaido is usually synonymous with winter, it being well known for its snow-covered mountains and fresh snow-crab. Japan’s second largest island …

Hokkaido

Kai Sengokuhara Adds a Touch of Luxury to Under-the-Radar Japanese Resort Town Hakone

The new ryokan is an ideal home base for overstimulated city slickers looking to slow down and soak up Hakone’s idyllic atmosphere.<p>Just a short train …

Japan

28 Outstanding Coffee Shops in NYC Where to drink coffee in New York City

While New York is full of great coffee, the sea of cafes can be hard to navigate. Here to help is a guide to New York’s top coffee shops. This map …

Coffee

5 of the Best Places For Craft Beer in Tokyo

In my home town of Chicago it’s pretty much impossible to walk more than a couple feet without stumbling into an artisanal microbrewery. Yet, despite …

Craft Beer

Inside Ichiba, London’s giant new Japanese food hall and supermarket

The retail space is a new venture from the Japan Centre, and features fresh food stalls, a supermarket, and “theatrical” spaces that will host events …

Japanese Food

Climbing Season has Started! How to Prepare to Hike Mt. Fuji

The trails to reach the top of Mt. Fuji officially open on July 1st to September 10th and bring countless people from all over the world make the …

Hiking

Panerai Debuts Tough Luminor "California 8 Days" Watch

Scratch and water resistant.<p>Panerai is back with another sturdy timepiece. This new model, the “Luminor California 8 Days DLC PAM 779,” is a blend of …

Watches

Get it at Tokyu Hands! Top 10 Kitchen Goods that are Cute, Creative, and Convenient!

Tokyu Hands is a department store chain that is filled with cute, creative, and convenient goodies, from arts and crafts supplies to living goods, …

Inside Tokyo's audiophile venues

With a rich network of sound-obsessed cafés, bars and small clubs, Aaron Coultate explains why Tokyo might be the best place in the world to listen …

Treasure trove of lesser-known attractions in Tokyo

One of the world’s great cities, Tokyo demands repeat visits. First-time travellers to the most populous city on the planet will likely end up …

5 less-frequented island destinations in Japan that you just can’t miss

I’m sure you’ve heard of sakura<i>,</i> the delicate pink Japanese cherry blossom which attracts swarms of tourists during the months of March and April …

Japan

OSAKA AND WAKAYAMA: 6-DAY ITINERARY

After a total of seven trips, one would think our team is done with Osaka. We have written more than two dozens of articles featuring the city, its …

Best sneaker shops in Tokyo – updated

Some blame it on ‘normcore’, the bland, anti-trend movement that channels fashion fatigue. But, far from being dull and unfashionable, sneakers have …

Best craft beer bars in Tokyo

For drinkers who've foresworn a life of Sapporo and Super Dry, Tokyo is a much more welcoming place than it used to be. It's still worth making a …

World's first digital art museum in Tokyo allows complete immersion

The world’s first digital art museum opened its doors to the public in Japan earlier this month, allowing patrons to step all the way into the …

Cool Tokyo Hotels You’ll Never Want To Leave

Neon lights, high-end shopping, sushi and cherry blossoms will likely form part of your stay in Tokyo. But what makes a good trip great? A truly …

The brilliantly bizarre Kusatsu, about two hours from Tokyo, is worth the detour

If Kusatsu were a regular town, the <i>yumomi</i> would be the best thing about it.<p>It’s a kabuki-like show with women dressed in period costume cooling a …

The Best Luxury Ryokans for a Zen Getaway

Staying at a <i>ryoka</i>n (Japanese-style inn) is an immersive cultural experience. Don traditional garments such a <i>yukata</i> (robes) and <i>geta</i> (wooden sandals). Relax with a soothing soak in the <i>onsen</i> (natural hot springs). Relish in the time-honored pleasure of ritual tea ceremony. Savor multi-course <i>kaiseki</i> …

5 food filled reasons to visit Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station. You're probably going to stop there for some reason if you're headed to Tokyo, since so many shinkansen lines leave from there - plus …

Tokyu Plaza Ginza: The Delicious Hunt for Sweet & Snack Souvenirs From All Over Japan!

Ginza is known far and wide as the Champs-Élysées of Tokyo, impressing tourists from all over the world with elegance, glitz, and style! The area is …

The 9 Best Hotels in Kyoto to Book in 2018

Kyoto: the mere name conjures up images of ancient temples, pink cherry blossoms, elegant geishas and zen gardens. As the symbolic heart of Japan — …

Japan

I Stripped Down for a Bath in Japan's Sulfuric Hot Springs — Here's Why You Should Too

In Japan, the bath is not for getting clean.<p>In Japan, home to tens of thousands of mineral-rich onsens (hot springs), hydrotherapy isn’t just an …

What Japanese Really Get At The Supermarket: Japan’s Top 10 Drinks!

Keio Store, a supermarket chain operated by Keio Group (the same company which operates Keio Railways and Keio Department Store), are a familiar …

6 Best Hiking Destinations in Japan for Mountain Lovers

<i>Japan is known for its hilly landscape and natural wonders. The best way to experience the beauty of Japanese nature it to escape form the cities and</i> …

10 things to do in Osaka

No longer just the fly-in, fly-out hub for former imperial capital Kyoto, Osaka is fast becoming a destination in its own right (in fact, 9.4 million …