A school-turned-hotel teaches some great design lessons.
In Daikanyama, JoAnn Greco explores a quieter side of Tokyo.
In a society that thrives on speed, one Japanese city takes things (relatively) slower. Ron Bernthal enjoys a two-wheeled excursion.
In Japan’s fifth largest city, stumbling upon a red light district while in search of the perfect bowl of ramen.
Some things you only do once in your life. Like wading through a floor of fish slop to enjoy the best sushi-and-beer breakfast you’ll ever experience. . . .
In Kyoto, 13 designers try their hand at solving the city’s special koan. At Hotel Screen — its very name is redolent of both the iconic Japanese room divider and the latticework architecture of Kyoto’s storefronts — design is used to subtly transmit mood and ideas.