The sights, sounds and scents of Tokyo, Japan
Trimming tuna at Tokyo Fish Market

The sights, sounds and scents of Tokyo, Japan

It is eight in the morning and we are a few blocks from the hotel at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan’ largest. More than 15,000 people work here; international tourists line up in the early hours of the morning for the chance to watch the famous fish auctions,

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Shopping in Tokyo’s ‘Kitchentown’ and other delights to wrap up a great trip
Kitchentown in Tokyo

Shopping in Tokyo’s ‘Kitchentown’ and other delights to wrap up a great trip

There’s shop after shop of kitchen wares—ceramic sake cups, wooden bowls for miso soup, colorful bowls for rice, all varieties of chop sticks and of course hand-made Japanese knives that will be engraved on the spot with your name in Japanese. And everything is a bargain!

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What for dinner in Tokyo? How about 14 courses, small but delicious?
Chef Kenichiro Ooe of Park Hyatt Tokyo

What for dinner in Tokyo? How about 14 courses, small but delicious?

If you think a 14-course dinner might be a little much to handle, come sample Chef Kenichiro Ooe’s fare at Kozue on the 40th floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo with stellar views of the city.

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Returning to Tokyo after 60 years revives old childhood memories

60 years ago my father, a U.S. Air Force officer, moved his growing family to Japan for four years. So when we had the opportunity to visit Tokyo this month, I naturally thought of my childhood and wondered if we could try to find some of my old haunts.

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At the Tokyo Fish Market: mixing culture and tradition in unique culinary ways
Trimming tuna at Tokyo Fish Market

At the Tokyo Fish Market: mixing culture and tradition in unique culinary ways

It is eight in the morning and we are at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan’ largest. More than 15,000 people work here; international tourists line up in the early hours of the morning for the chance to watch the famous auctions of the fish, including the tuna.

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A long flight to Japan – jet lag cured with spa treatment at Conrad Tokyo
Room at Conrad Tokyo's Mizuki Spa

A long flight to Japan – jet lag cured with spa treatment at Conrad Tokyo

The Mizuki Spa at the Conrad Tokyo is the largest spa of its kind in Tokyo and boasts Tokyo’s only true Hinoki bath. Treatments are inspired by the moon and the water.

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