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Off to the races: The Super GT at Oita’s Autopolis course

Drive an hour south of Fukuoka and take a right at the city of Hita and you’ll find yourself skirting the edge of Lake Bairin. ...

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Smartphones allow guests to stay connected

The Royal Park Hotel in Nihonbashi will start lending out smartphones — provided by handy Japan — to its guests for free, making the Royal ...

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Drifting through the storied sand dunes of Tottori

The woman from Ethiopia, resplendent in a scarlet headdress and gold ear pendants, blended in splendidly with the vast dune plateau. This was not ...

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Music-fueled Friday night

Every Friday night since May 19, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho’s Sky Gallery Lounge Levita has been holding “Gallery Music Night ...

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The pleasures and perils of summiting Mount Fuji in the off-season

I first climbed Mount Fuji in the summer of 2015, a dizzying ascent up the northeastern Yoshida trail accompanied by a group of friends from ...

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Champagne event celebrates bubbly

Moet Party Day Tokyo 2017 will be held on June 17 to allow people to enjoy Moet & Chandon Champagne throughout the day at two ...

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A trip to formal gardens yields finds of other kinds in Mejiro

Early summer, before the rains arrive and the squadrons of mosquitoes hatch, is a blissful time to stroll Tokyo’s formal gardens. I launch off in ...

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Reading unspoken words, one guest at a time

Kay Abe, Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s concierge, never says “no” to any question posed to her by hotel clients. She endeavors to read the mind of ...

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