The Michelin Guide has unveiled its 2013 special edition guide to Hiroshima, Japan, the very first time guide’s inspectors have rated the region.
Tokyo’s first amphibious buses carry 40 passengers through the city’s low eastern side by road before taking to the Naka river during a 100-minute “Tokyo Splash Tour.”
A pure gold replica of Barcelona football star Lionel Messi’s left foot, worth $5.2 million, was unveiled in Tokyo by Ginza Tanaka on Wednesday.
With its expansive high rises, fancy restaurants and high-profile boutiques, Tokyo has been named the world’s most expensive city in 2013.
Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura to to create a collection of make-up, skincare and accessories.
Japanese distillery Suntory will release a special-edition blended whisky to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Rolling Stones.
An apartment building in Tokyo has been designed especially for wine lovers, complete with an on-site sommelier, ground-floor wine bar and bistro.
Perrier-Jouët unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma” in Japan, the first designed Limited Edition of Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé in 1902.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa.
French pastry wizard Pierre Hermé, best known for his inventive macaron flavors, has been tapped by All Nippon Airways to cater its dessert menu.
Fans bidding in a charity online auction to buy a teacup used once by pop diva Lady Gaga had offered more than four million yen ($50,000).
After being awarded four more 3-starred restaurants by Michelin guide last week, Japan widened the gulf between it and its closest culinary rival, France.
With an astonishing asking price of US$21.1 million, this Tokyo pad is the most expensive one-room apartment in the world.
A documentary that goes behind the counter and into the life of a man who’s been called the greatest sushi chef in the world is set to open in New York Friday. Tucked away in an underground Tokyo subway station is an unremarkable-looking 10-seat eatery called Sukiyabashi Jiro which serves Michelin-starred sushi by 85-year-old Jiro … Continued
One of Tokyo‘s historic hotels – The Tokyo Station Hotel – will be reopening its doors on 3rd October 2012. The hotel takes up a large part of the historic red brick building that was originally built in 1914 and has been undergoing a complete renovation since March 2006. The hotel is already accepting reservations for … Continued
Fujifilm’s Astalift anti-aging skincare line will begin its European expansion by launching in France March 8, giving women the opportunity to benefit from the technology behind one of Japan‘s best-selling skincare brands. The line has been prepped to go on sale in France on International Women’s Day before reaching the UK in the spring as … Continued
A deep-pocketed restaurateur shelled out nearly $750,000 for a tuna at Japan’s Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, smashing the record price for a single bluefin. The 269-kilogramme fish stood at an eye-popping 56.49 million yen ($736,500) when the hammer came down in the first auction of the year. The figure dwarfs the previous high of … Continued
A Japanese department store is offering anyone with a quarter of a million dollars a lucky dip bag stuffed with expensive jewellery to ring in the New Year. One lucky customer prepared to hand over a numerically significant 20.12 million yen ($259,000) can celebrate the turn of the year with a fistful of precious baubles. … Continued
French luxury macaron brand Ladurée has announced the launch of a color cosmetics range called Les Merveilleuses de Laduree. Created by Albion Cosmetics, the collection will include 20 different blush colors in the form of cameos as well as liquid foundation and lip color. The range will launch in Japan this February before reaching Europe … Continued
US fast-food chain Wendy’s, known for its square beef patties and baked potatoes, on Tuesday unveiled a foie gras burger as it sprang back into life in Japan. Two years after shutting up shop because of falling profits, Wendy’s is hoping its exotic new menu will tickle the sophisticated Japanese palate. The regular buns are … Continued