This is not the Japan of dazzling neon-lit skyscrapers, bullet trains, or Shinto shrines. Instead, Hokkaido is primarily known as a winter sports destination.
In celebration of the latest product from the Future Solution LX range, Shiseido held a traditional dedication ceremony at Shimogamo Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Kyoto.
Part research and development lab, part museum, part beauty bar, Shiseido has opened a new state-of-the-art beauty mecca in Yokohama, Japan.
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A true oasis that combines modern design with traditional Japanese culture, heritage, and motifs, the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto transports its guests to another world.
In Japan, the most exquisite fate for a Hachiya is to be hand-dried, wherein it transforms into a delicacy known as a hoshigaki.
At the age of 88, art legend Yayoi Kusama has opened her own gallery, the much-anticipated Yayoi Kusama Museum.
Should you find yourself in Tokyo, and in need of a break, here are a few places to unwind.
Skip over Western-style accommodations in favour of boutique hotels with local charm. Here, four of the best.