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A Year in a Japanese Teahouse

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

I landed in Tokyo on a chilly March morning in 1985, my head filled with thoughts of moon viewing and cherry blossoms, rock gardens and snow-covered temples.

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Gail Nakada | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

A carefully planned urban revolution has poshed the place up over the last couple of years. New high rises, open plazas, restaurants and cafes now spread out around the station. There are almost as many places to eat as shop.

Earthquake Rocks Southern Japan

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green

TOKYO — A strong earthquake shook the Tokyo area and eastern Japan early Wednesday, though no injuries or damage was immediately reported. The ...

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

Tokyo's Real Life Superhero

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

TOKYO (Reuters) - In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strengt...

Hilarious and Genuine Foursquare Reviews of the World's Best* Airport Restaurants

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Could the world's most popular airport restaurant be a southern-and-sushi joint in the world's busiest hub?

Tokyo Like You've Never Seen It Before

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel

Below is the second largest photograph in the world. In September 2012, Jeffrey Martin, a photographer from The Guardian, shot from three different...

Top Things to Do in Japan

Viator | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel
Viator

Most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into the unfamiliar is the best experience of all.

WALKING BILLBOARDS: Racy Ads Take Over Tokyo

Posted 07.23.2013 | World

A Tokyo public relations consultant has hatched the latest stunt in that advertising-saturated market: advertising on young women's thighs. Hidenor...

On Our Birthday: 14 Places We'd Love To Spend It!

Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel

Hey, guess what today is! It's someone very special's birthday. Today HuffPost Travel is three whole years old! It’s been three lovely years...

Japan's Hate Speech Problem: Part One

Nancy Snow | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

The image of Japan abroad will become more negative if these hate speech demonstrations are not reported more often in the Japanese press or taken up as a growing problem by Japanese politicians.

Help for Japan Travelers WiFi Woes

Gail Nakada | Posted 08.31.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Despite Japan's high-tech reputation, there is very little free wifi in this country. People here are obsessed with their cell phones, not computers, and access the internet accordingly.

Knife Attack Suspect Captured: Reports

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese media say a man attacked three boys with a knife in Tokyo, but their injuries were minor. They say the man, who tried to escape in ...

Burger King Puts Cocktails, BBQ on Tokyo Menu

BurgerBusiness | Posted 06.27.2013 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

Burger King tomorrow will begin serving cocktails such as Mojitos and Pink Daiquiris to accompany new barbecued-rib dinners in three Tokyo restaurants.

5 Free Sights Around Tokyo

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel

TOKYO — Finding free things in one of the world's most expensive cities may sound impossible. Surprisingly, Tokyo offers a wide range of museums...

Fast and Furious 6 Speeds On

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Who wants to see a film with a six in the title? I certainly didn't. But, boy, am I glad I did! This is a good film.

Save Big on Summer Travel in Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Don't let the fear of high transportation costs hold you back from a visit at this uniquely Japanese time of year. Save big on transportation with these tips.

Steampunk in Japan: Tokyo Subculture Style (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 05.21.2013 | Weird News
La Carmina

2013-05-22-steampunk_la_real.jpgDid you know Steampunk culture existed in Japan?

ANA Airways Gives Visitors a 360° Look Into Japan

Gail Nakada | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

ANA had a tough time this year with the grounding of their shiny new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Recently they've been given the go ahead for test flights and should soon be cleared for passengers again.

Geek Out In Tokyo

La Carmina | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

If you're a nerd at heart with a yen for Japanese pop culture, then you should spend time in Nakano, Tokyo.

10 Of The World's Most Stressful Tourist Traps (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

The Tower of London. Times Square. The Taj Mahal. Between crowds, queues and inflated admission costs, hitting the world's biggest "can't-miss" sights...

Tokyo's Odaiba : Do It Gundam Style

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Odaiba on the other side of Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge is an island of food and fun with the added perk of great views of the city, including Tokyo Tower and Sky Tree. But for Japan Fan Boys and Fan Girls, there's way more to it than that.

Cherry Blossom Season In Tokyo

Gail Nakada | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Nearly every neighborhood has it's own poofy pink claim to fame, even naughty Roppongi. On the way to the clubs, stop by Tokyo Midtown. The road at the back and side of the complex has 150 trees that are floodlit at night.

LISA TOMASETTI: Behind the Scenes with the Australian Ballet

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

In her first exhibition at James Makin Gallery, renown photographer Lisa Tomasetti presents a series of images of the Australian Ballet, having been g...

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.