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Japan’s Cherry Blossoms Are Expected to Bloom Earlier Than Usual This Year

Cherry blossoms are expected to bloom as early as March 15 in Tokyo.

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Why You Should Plan Your Next Trip to Japan Around One of Its 72 Microseasons

Whether it’s when the irises open, the tomatoes are hung, the manatees migrate or the lobsters lose their shells — to everything there is a season. Japan might be the most poetic, but Adam H. Graham finds microseasons enrich your travels everywhere.

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Experience Japan’s Winter Wonderland

With rigorous safety measures in place, the Shinkansen and Local train is a dreamy way to explore the sights of a snowy Tohoku Region.

Hotels & Resorts

How to Be a Swish Survivalist Without Needing to Hunt for Your Dinner. (Hint: Just Check In)

Want to cultivate life skills and still retire to your fluffy four-poster at night? Try the experiences at these luxury hotels.

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Forget Fall Foliage. Hit Up Harvest Time in Japan

Only in Japan would a rustic country farmstay include a disco greenhouse. A quick hop from Tokyo takes you straight into this organic wonderland. Strawberries and sweet potato heaven.

Hotels & Resorts

10/10 Recommend Astrotourism for Post-Pandemic Travel

These days, more travelers are gazing at the skies than taking to them in airplanes. Dark Sky Parks, telescope meetups and bioluminescent zones herald the dawn of Asia’s astrotourism.

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The Essential Guide to Taking on Tokyo Like a Local

Enter your next Tokyo trip as an in-the-know local.

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Catch the Best of Kyoto in Bloom

A whirlwind trip to Kyoto ponders the ancient, the new and the impermanent.

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Go Ahead, Start Planning Your Next Trip to Japan

The emergency decree is ending and coronavirus cases in Japan are waning, so naturally we’ve started to plan our next trip.

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What Lockdown Looks Like for 10 People Around the Globe

Apart, but somehow not alone. Here’s what lockdown looks like for 10 people across the globe.

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8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

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Kyoto: Eat, Sleep, Repeat

A cheat sheet to the newest hotels and restaurants in the imperial city.

Culture

10 of the Most Colorful Places in Asia

Happier days are ahead! For now, virtually escape to these 10 cheerful places.

Culture

Here’s How to Gear Up for the Olympics in Tokyo

The best way to gear up for the Tokyo Olympics? Three days of intensive training in sport and culture. Just keep your gloves on.

Tips & News

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

Food & Drink

We Went to Japan For A Citrus-Focused Tour

Squeezed into whisky or steeped in a bath— Japanese citrus works its magic on us.

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Japan’s Sado Island Is a Trip Back to the Country’s Golden Age

Off the west coast of Japan, Adam H. Graham visits Sado Island seeking an immersion in the nation’s golden age, and discovers a shingle-roofed, pine-ridged, Midcentury time capsule.

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Shopping in Tokyo with Fashion Designer Tomo Koizumi

Fashion designer Tomo Koizumi pauses from his breakout year to share some of his favorite places to shop in the Japanese capital, stops that inspire him every day.

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3 Reasons to Travel in August

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Food & Drink

6 Craft Breweries in Asia Worth Checking Out

Asia’s craft suds scene keeps getting better. Craig Sauers checks in with six exciting breweries using local flavors and ingredients to push beer boundaries.

Hotels & Resorts

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

Hotels & Resorts

The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Hotels & Resorts

8 Creative Hotels For Digital Nomads

With designer digs and creative spaces, a new crop of hotels is making it easier than ever to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.

Food & Drink

5 Unforgettable Dishes You Have to Try

Whether they’re served in a bar, a humble street restaurant or a Michelin-worthy gastronomic temple, some specialties are worth seeking out no matter where in the world they may be.