Jiro On sushi

The World’s Best Sushi Chef – VIDEO

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 [...]

Tokyo Station Hotel

Tokyo Station Hotel

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 [...]

Giorgio Armani flagship store Ginza

Giorgio Armani Opens New Wine Bar in Tokyo

Giorgio Armani has opened a new wine bar in Tokyo located on the top floor of the Armani Ginza Tower. Formally a private, member-only bar, the new space is now a wine lounge open to the general public. Over 300 types of Italian wine are available. Armani hopes to introduce Japanese shoppers to the idea of [...]

Zurich Switzerland

Top 10 Most Expensive Cities In The World – 2012

For the first time in at least two decades of reporting the worldwide cost of living survey Zurich sits atop the ranking as the world’s most expensive city. An index swing of 34 percentage points pushed the Swiss city up 4 places compared to last year to overtake Tokyo which remains in 2nd place. Geneva, [...]

Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo suite

Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo voted tops for luxury

The Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo has been named as the number one Luxury Hotel in the World in the Traveler’s Choice 2012 Awards by TripAdvisor. The awards are based on reviews and opinions provided by travelers and were introduced 10 years ago. The categories for 2012 have been expanded to include top-25 lists for 30 [...]

Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo suite

Shangri-La Tokyo offers Christmas delights

Even though Christmas is not a traditional Japanese celebration, few places in the world mark December 25 with such gusto as Tokyo. The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has announced a WISH.forJapan Christmas package that is available December 10-25. 10 percent of the price, which starts at Y52,000 per night will go to support people affected by [...]

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