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It’s safe to say that Tokyo is no longer the new kid on the block when it comes to coffee. The metropolis now boasts some of the top-notch café (and baristas) virtually…

Really want to impress the lady in your life this Valentine’s Day? Pick her up one of these beauty products. Shampoo Rich by Epicurean Yumedreaming Epicurean Yumedreaming is the organic hair care…

Whether you’re looking for a luxe Christmas gift or simply a fancy Tokyo souvenir, we’ve selected our favorite Japanese and international brands and items from GINZA SIX. (If you prefer something handcrafted and more…

What makes this service more than just a fancy way of getting around the city is that the drivers are also trained tour guides and concierges, and can lead customers on visits to locations in Tokyo. The company’s service area extends to the six closest prefectures from Tokyo, so trips to the ski slopes of Nagano or the beaches of Kanagawa are possible for those able to foot the bill. Customers can choose from a Toyota Alphard, a Toyota HIACE, or a Mercedes-Benz AVANTGARDE. Address: 1-9-6 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Website: jl-service.co.jp/en/   Tel: 03-5927-9325

Whether you’re an expecting mom or already have a little one to nurture, you’ll know how important it is to take care of your and their skin. We’ve compiled a handy list…

As Tokyo’s latest luxury shopping complex, Ginza Six, opens its grand doors on April 20, we’ve compiled a lust list of exclusive, limited-edition items to look out for when you visit. It’s going…

Sitting at a corner table at his eponymous cafe in Tokyo’s posh Omotesando district, Chef Dominique Ansel is getting curious glares from customers, who are probably wondering if it’s really him. It’s a busy Saturday afternoon at the first floor bakery, where a long queue of people is excitedly waiting to get a taste of Mr. Ansel’s famous sweets, and it’s even busier on the second floor cafe, where we sit to chat a little about sweets, and a lot about Japan.

Not far from the electric glitter and crowded streets of Akihabara lie a new space for artisanal handiwork and a neighborhood that has been a center of shitamachi bohemian culture for several…