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The Review: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Housed atop Tokyo’s tallest building and Mori Building Company’s newest crowning glory, Toranomon Hills, Andaz Tokyo seems to be well-positioned for a warm welcome. Truth be told, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is not the brand’s first venture into the Asian hospitality scene, but it is indeed the first in the Japanese market. It’s big sister in Shanghai is attracting a lot of interest and rounds of applause, that everyone cannot help but hold the Tokyo property to a higher standard....

Side Trip from Tokyo: Nikkō

Nikkō may just be 125 kilometers North of Tokyo, but the air here feels quite different. Your 2- to 4-hour travel time (depending on where you’re coming from, and how you’re going there) will transport you to this city tucked well within the mountainous parts of Tochigi Prefecture....

Glimpse into Kita-Kamakura

In the 20th of May 1927, Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the pre-war predecessor of the Japanese National Railways (JNR), opened Kita-Kamakura Station in Yamanouchi to connect the American Naval Arsenal in Yokosuka to the Tokyo capital. Since then, the area has been known as Kita-Kamakura....

Yakumo Saryo’s Sabo Teahouse

Caught up in the middle of Shibuya Crossing on a weekend afternoon, or stuck in the Tokyu Toyoko Line during a weekday rush hour, trying to find peace of mind in Tokyo may seem like an impossible task. But, if your idea of quieting your thoughts equates to sipping tea by a Zen garden, a 12-minute walk from Toritsu Daigaku Station, or a 5-minute car ride from Nakameguro might do the trick. ...

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Tokyo Street Style

The Japanese value appearances as much as any other East Asian does. When in Tokyo, it might be best to dress as the Tokyoites do. After all, it’s easier to approach a local, and ask for directions, when you feel irredeemably lost, if you feel confident that you look decent enough to be received well....

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Dabbling Into Abenomics: Cheaper Yen

When frolicking around Shinjuku or hunting for the best bargains in Aoyama, a visitor would hardly notice that Japan has been in recession for the past few decades. Dig deeper – maybe, listen to the whines of Japanese friends here and there – and it will be difficult to not notice how the Japanese are spending less and less each year....

CLASKA Gallery & Shop ‘Do’

There is something intimate about the feel of handcrafted products. Somehow, touching them evoke the warmth and comfort of home, almost as though the emotions of the maker quietly reach you from deep within what has been made. It is difficult to come by products thoughtfully and carefully crafted by hand, though, even in the retail haven that is Tokyo. Good thing, a few brands are hard at work, trying to fill the void....

Despedida

Tokyo’s Omotesando may be popular for its modern art galleries and its ultra-chic shopping boulevard, but coffee-lovers and foodie travelers alike almost always find themselves in its backstreets, braving an unmarked residential area, in search of the holy grail of Tokyo’s Third Wave Coffee....

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Tokyo’s Coffee Landscape

Coffee is not part of Tokyo’s history, as it seems to be in most European cities, where entire subcultures revolve around hanging out in cafés, but the caffeine-laced drink is slowly climbing its way up the city’s pedestal. With independently owned coffee shops breaking the mold, and pioneering the introduction of Third Wave Coffee in Tokyo, the Tokyo scene is beginning to pique the interest of coffee lovers from all over Asia....

mAAch ecute

mAAch ecute, a mixed-use commercial facility in Kanda, might seem like a normal, old brick and cement structure from the outside, but what lies within its walls is a long history waiting to be told....

カキモリ Kakimori

The best words don’t come as easily, when you are right in front of a screen with fingers on a keyboard. You have to let yourself go with the flow and rhythm of a pen gliding on paper. Creating the perfect moment for the best story or love letter to blossom stands on its own as an intimate experience. Then, only the best implements will cut it. If you need help with setting the stage for that, Kakimori would most likely be your best bet....

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Tokyo Metro 101

Taking the train is the best way to get to know the city. As they say, if you want the full experience, do it like the locals do. Tokyo’s metro system is not that friendly, though, even when everything seems to be written in Roman characters to not scare tourists. Here are our tips on how to weave through the Tokyo metro like a pro:...

CLASKA Cafe & Dining “kiokuh”

Travelers know the importance of a leisurely, drawn-out breakfast. An hour or so of just sitting by the window, sipping on morning coffee, and watching the world slowly unfold before your eyes allows you to gather the energy for an amazing day ahead....

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Jetset Dating #1: The Lip

You are already five hours into an eight-hour flight, when you notice that the person sitting on 1A looks just like your high school crush, whom you cannot seem to ever forget about. You start trying to catch his eye. Direct him towards the in-flight bar, perhaps? Right then, you trace your lips with your fingers: you realize your lips are close to bleeding! ...

Gunung Ijen, East Java, Indonesia

Dubbed as Gunung Bromo’s less popular sister, Gunung Ijen, East Java, Indonesia rose to fame after National Geographic featured the mesmerizing blue fires dancing along its crater lake in twilight. Tourists and avid mountain climbers alike flock to the Ijen volcano complex to witness the dream-like scene. Come daylight, visitors’ attentions are shifted towards the lake itself: its turquoise blue perfectly contrasting against the lemon yellow of the jagged sulfur rocks flanking its banks. Travelers often brave the sulfuric fumes just for the unique experience of seeing the beauty and raw unpredictability of nature....

Focus On: Dubai

When a conversation finds its way to anything that has to do with Dubai, name-dropping the Burj Al Arab, the Burj Khalifa, and the Palm Jumeirah is somehow expected. Dubai, after all, attracts foreign visitors with its world-renowned billion-dollar megaprojects. The city may have already been considered as a major trading port for commodities as far back as the 1970s, but it wasn’t known as a tourism and retail hotspot until recent years....

Kharkhiraa-Türgen

Almost as if it's hiding from the gray realities of the modern world lying merely three hours West, the Kharkhiraa-Türgen Mountain Range has retained its unspoiled charm. Its teal glacial lakes and icy-blue streams are tucked between still-pristine snow-capped highlands. The calming silence blankets the picturesque unknown....

Durdle Door

As another day breaks on the English coast of Dorset, I prepare to capture the beauty of Durdle Door. I marvel at the great waves lapping against the majestic limestone cliffs, slowly sculpted by time. It’s amazing how erosion is solely to blame for its magnificence. One cannot help, but think – Will time only alter its beauty, or will time prove that its beauty is fleeting? If the latter’s the case, then, all the more reason to try and capture Durdle Door in a photograph....

Great Ocean Road

As the helicopter hovered over the sheer limestone cliffs of the Twelve Apostles, I look down upon the Great Ocean Road. Taking in all of its splendor, all at once, can be quite overwhelming. From this vantage point, though, it is easy to understand why this harrowing stretch of asphalt and concrete is considered Victoria’s most scenic drive: the irregular coastlines, the deep cliffs, and the thunderously roaring waves make for a quintessentially Australian postcard shot....

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Two’s A Crowd

Whether you're traveling with a newly met travel buddy or your special someone, the entire experience would not always be a walk in the park- there would inevitably, be times of slow-motion hair-pulling when your travel companion gets too irritating. Here are some tips on how you can come back from your short escape in one piece- and, yes, with your glorious mane still intact....

Building Blocks

Over the course of a few years, we have developed different systems of how, what and when we should pack, eventually distilling what goes into our packing list into the essential kits. Don't worry. We'll let you in on our little secret....

Muttrah Souq

Markets have always been the center of a certain city’s trade and industry. Same goes in Oman’s capital, Muscat, where the center of bargaining between buyers and sellers happens in the Muttrah Souq – Considered to be one of the oldest Souqs in the Middle East, it played a huge role as the center of commerce before the discovery of oil....

Focus On: Beijing

Now home to more than 21,000,000 people, Beijing is considered to be one of the most populous cities in the world with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. The city’s population has grown by 53% in the course of 14 years*, with a population density of a whopping 1,230 people per square meter in 2011....

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