Upon its grand opening on November 14, the Mimaru Tokyo Ginza East Hotel brought a mix of modernity and traditional Japanese esthetics to the capital. But it also did something else. It…

The lesser-known neighbor of Okinawa, the Amami archipelago is situated at Kyushu’s southernmost point and comprised of five main islands, plus several smaller ones. A trip here offers rich cultural exploration, cutting-edge…

When I heard that Fusaki Beach Resort Hotel & Villas in Ishigaki, Okinawa was opening a new wing, I sprung at the chance to head down south. Located closer to Taiwan then…

Shinjuku’s Kabukicho area has been enjoying a revival of sorts for the last few years. Once known for its connection to organized crime and its many host/hostess clubs, lately it’s been trying…

The Onyado Nono is the Japanese-style premium brand of the Dormy Inn business hotel chain. First launched in 2016, it boasts five locations across Japan, with the July 25 grand opening of…

Planning a trip around Japan and wondering where to stay along the way? We always recommend booking at least a few nights at a ryokan for a taste of traditional living, but…

On May 1, the Karaksa Hotel Premier Tokyo Ginza first opened its doors, marking the chain’s expansion into the capital. Located near Shimbashi station, the Karaksa Tokyo is meant to be a…

There are many ways to get to know Kyushu, but if you want to absorb all the local culture, history and cuisine while relaxing in beautiful surroundings that would make even the…

This summer, the “Cen Diversity Hotel & Café” will open its doors in Shinjuku. Billed as Japan’s first fully-inclusive hotel, the Cen will provide a safe space for all nationalities, religions, and…

Following renovation work on their lobby, the Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu is set to open a new bar & lounge on April 22. The upcoming relaxation area promises to be an elegant…

The native Inuit tribe of North America’s Arctic region has 50 words for snow but on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido the locals only need one: Japow. This portmanteau of “Japan” and…

Many visitors to Tokyo are drawn to the city for its connection to anime and manga, and at Manga Art Hotel, visitors can surround themselves with their favorite medium from day to…