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Kyoto — Its thousand year reign as capital city may have ended in 1868 but Kyoto remains Japan’s cultural jewel. In addition to sheltering countless glittering temples and ancient shrines, visitors can explore traditional arts, sample Japanese delicacies, perhaps even catch a glimpse of geisha gliding along the streets.

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Checking In: RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto

December 27, 2016 by Laura Motta

With an incredible variety of lodging -- from traditional-style boutique hotels with 10 rooms to soaring luxury hotels in skyscrapers -- booking a place to stay ... Read More »


The Instagrammer's Guide to Fall Foliage

September 15, 2014 by Christine Wei

Blazing red and orange leaves are some of the best reasons to travel in fall, and this year we wanted to find some unexpected foliage spots. So, of course, we ... Read More »


Smart Luxury Tokyo: An Insider Guide

March 21, 2014 by Karen Gardiner

While Tokyo is not nearly as unaffordable as common wisdom would have it, it's certainly not a cheap place to visit – starting with the four-figures-and-counting ... Read More »


Warm Up with Fire Festivals from Around the World

January 22, 2014 by Karen Gardiner

Last month we gave you a pictorial run-down of 11 Otherworldly Snow and Ice Festivals Around the Globe. Now, in honor of the brave folks who are dealing with the ... Read More »


Eat Your Way Through Keihanshin, Japan: 5 Must-Try Dishes

August 16, 2013 by Laura Kiniry

Like Japan itself, the country's Keihanshin region (made up of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe) is renowned for its cuisine, including Kobe beef and sashimi. But there ... Read More »

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