Category: Japan

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

Top 10 places every food lover should visit

This might not seem the most obvious list going but here – according to Tripadvisor – are the top 10 places every food lover should visit.  Interestingly, neither New York nor London get a mention. Click on the comments and tell us where you think they’ve missed. 1. Lyon, France 2. Bologna, Italy 3. San
The world's best pools

The world's best pools

In the highly competitive tourism industry, pools have become a focal point in most of the world’s finest resorts and hotels. They are not only a place to unwind, swim a few laps or work on your tan; many are architectural wonders. For the family oriented market, indoor and outdoor water parks are all the
The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The world's top 10 luxury B&Bs

The latest in Tripadvisor’s top 10 lists, and this one’s luxury-specific. Take a look at the site’s top 10 luxury B&Bs below – it’s well represented by the US, UK and Australia which collectively make up all but two B&Bs in the list. 1. Saltcote Place, Rye, England 2. The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh,
Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed
Anyone for chocolate beer?

Anyone for chocolate beer?

Time to put those taste buds to the test! The Sapporo brewery in Japan is producing a chocolate beer. This is very different to many of the chocolate stouts that are already on the market – they don’t usually contain chocolate but instead a ‘chocolate malt’ (called that due to its colour and vague chocolatey
The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place.   The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6.
Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Blowfish at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

Are you someone who likes to take risks? You could brave the elements and scale Mount Everest. You could jump out of a plane with nothing but a nylon parachute and a prayer. Or, you could make the pilgrimage to India and order Fugu, the Japanese puffer fish so toxic it causes up to 50
Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne's Files

Interview with Suzanne Aaronson of Suzanne's Files

Our latest interview is with Suzanne Aaronson, Editor-in-Chief and Founder  of Suzanne’s Files, a leading quality lifestyle resource. Suzanne’s  Files provides expert picks on under-the-radar getaways, hidden gems, wow services, truly unique gifts, lifetime experiences, and niche experts around the world. What is it that  you do exactly? Everyday is different – that’s for sure!

Don't overlook Krakow!

The Polish city of Krakow, too often overlooked by travellers, has been recognised as one of the world’s top five cities by readers of Wanderlust magazine. The self-styled magazine “for people with a passion for travel” placed Krakow fourth place in its list of favourite cities for 2009 and described it as a “bargain destination”.
Winter savings with Hotel Okura Tokyo

Winter savings with Hotel Okura Tokyo

Enjoy the vibrant hustle and bustle of Tokyo, its elegant shopping and kaleidoscopic neon lights, made even more magical under a dusting of snow. Visit the stunning Imperial Palace and then return to the warmth and hospitality of the five-star Hotel Okura Tokyo. The hotel is one of the city’s landmark buildings, located in the
Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Interview with Joseph Amissah of Blue Cube Aviation

Joseph Amissah is  the founder of Blue Cube Aviation and decided to set up the company to meet the growing demand for International private jet travel, for clients seeking an alternative form of transportation other than commercial airlines. Recently, the company has seen a sharp rise in the number of charter request due to the
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Learn more about private jet membership with Sentient In Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park: Gora Kadan Tucked away in California’s Carmel Valley is Bernadus Lodge Scotland’s finest hotels and restaurants from Luxury Scotland
Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Michael Groux  is  CEO and President of justLUXE Magazine and Founder and CEO of The Privileged Collection brand. justLUXE was launched in the summer of 2004. It resides under the parent company, LUXEmont, a luxury lifestyle publication. justLUXE focuses on the affluent lifestyle of world travelers. The magazine covers, luxury air travel, mega-yachts, fine real

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Asia, according to Tripadvisor

Layana Resort and Spa –  Ko Lanta, Thailand Shangri-La Hotel –  Singapore Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Rangali Island, Maldives Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel – Ko Samui, Thailand Oriental Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Lebua at State Tower – Bangkok, Thailand Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India Kurumba Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives Royal Park
A Japanese restaurant hidden within a prime area of Tokyo

A Japanese restaurant hidden within a prime area of Tokyo

With 550 seats, you’d think there’d be no problem getting  a table at Tokyo’s Tofuya Ukai restaurant. But you’d be wrong – this place books up weeks in advance.   On arrival, the first thing that will strike you is a replica of the Eiffel Tower and a lavish Japanese garden.   Inside you’ll be
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailor-made holidays from Bridge & Wickers Join the posh set at New York’s  Monmouth Park Stay at a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Dublin Ski and short stays in Tokyo/Kyoto from Ski in Japan