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Ring in 2019 the Japanese Way at Palace Hotel Tokyo

Traditional Japanese New Year’s foods

With Japan’s Heisei era on the verge of coming to a historic end in the new year, Palace Hotel Tokyo is presenting a suite of activities to mark one of the country’s most symbolic and sentimental holidays over its traditional three days of celebrations (known as oshogatsu). From partaking in local culinary customs to enjoying a host of musical performances…

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Japan: Autumn Leaves are the New Cherry Blossom

japan autumn

Japan is renowned for the spring spectacle of the cherry blossom, but smaller crowds and equally spectacular scenery make ‘leaf-peeping’ season in the latter part of the year an ideal time to visit. To showcase the enchanting fall season across the country, InsideJapan Tours has curated a list of top locations and cultural events included in budget-friendly  Self-Guided Adventures, guided…

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Palace Hotel Tokyo Toasts World Sake Day with Hakkaisan

Palace Hotel Tokyo Japanese meal

One of Tokyo’s most lauded hotels is raising a glass to the country’s national beverage this fall with ‘Brewing Tokyo,’ a stay package inspired by sake. In celebration of World Sake Day on October 1 and offered only during the autumn season, Palace Hotel Tokyo has concocted an array of experiences ideal for lovers of a good tipple, including sake-themed…

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Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at The Peninsula Tokyo

Peninsula Tokyo cherry blossom tea

Each spring in Japan, the arrival of sakura (cherry blossoms) is celebrated like no other natural phenomenon in the country. The short-lived beauty of the sakura flower captures the nation’s heart and spirit as early as February, when weather forecasters begin reporting on the northward progress of the blossom front. Picnic plans are hatched as the best blossom-viewing hanami (flower…

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Experience Fall Foliage Season at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Myokakuji Temple autumn

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto offers new Japanese cultural experiences for guests to have first-hand experience of the traditions and sights that make Kyoto one of the most culturally-rich cities in the world. The introduction of the new offerings comes as the breathtaking fall foliage season commences. One of the city’s most iconic destinations to take in all of autumn’s splendor is…

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Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo Unveils The Krug Suite

Krug Suite

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has partnered with Krug Champagnes, one of the world’s most prestigious Champagne houses, to create the exclusive Krug Suite by Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo experience. Available until December 29, the exceptional offer welcomes two guests for a one-night stay in the hotel’s opulent Presidential Suite and includes a six-course dinner created by Executive Chef Andrea Ferrero served among…

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Exotic Voyages Launches New Tours to Oman, India and Japan

Exotic Oman

Exotic Voyages is trading on the success of its seventeenth year of operation by expanding its luxury global portfolio to include three new countries for adventurous travelers: Oman, India and Japan. Designed with privacy and authenticity in mind, the Asia-based luxury travel company is also launching 18 new completely customizable itineraries, six in each of the three destinations. “Oman, India…

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Finding Artistry in the Everyday: Exclusive New Japan Tours

Artisans of Leisure Japan

Leading luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure announces two new comprehensive tours designed for travelers who want an in-depth exploration of traditional art, craft and design in Japan: The Art of Japan and Ceramics Tour of Japan. Artisans of Leisure is known for its private, customized Japan tours, all of which are designed by in-house Japan experts who have spent…

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