Tag: Japan

Living History

A Ryokan Renews the Lost Charm of the Past

The oldest hotel in the world is a ryokan. These traditional Japanese inns date back to medieval times and weary samurai travelers. Some ryokans have turned an eye toward the future. Others, like Nishimuraya Honkan, have not.

Action Items

Unique Attractions for Your Next Trip (Vol. 2)

All throughout 2019 we’ll be introducing selections of unique attractions designed to help inspire your next big trip. Volume 2 explores destinations that are worth seeking out in Colombia, Japan, Iceland, and California.

Lost in Translation

How Not to Piss Off a Japanese Chef

Japan is a country where the people go to great lengths in the name of hospitality. But there are lines that can be crossed — especially in restaurants. Tokyo-based chef and food blogger Marc Matsumoto outlines the five rules you need to remember if you don’t want to run afoul of a Japanese chef.

Dream Big

Our Most Exhilarating Hotel Photos, Part 1

The most-liked photos from our Instagram feed showcase an epic group of dream hotels and locations. Vote for your favorite, and we’ll give you more just like it. Part 1 of our series features hotel exteriors.

Fabrika Tbilisi Hotel

Hostel Takeover

The Influence of Youth-Oriented Lodging

It’s not often that a new style of hotel arrives on the scene, but when an idea gets big among the young, it isn’t long before it gets big everywhere else.

Amanemu Ryokan

Serenity Now

The Reinvention of the Ryokan

Today’s ryokans are putting a modern spin on a dependable format, helping carry it forward into yet another millennium.