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Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Andaz Sky Suite Why We Love It: Famous design genius Tony Chi took inspiration from Katsura Villa in Kyoto when conceiving this swank suite and included shoji partitions, Japanese washi paper, and a bathroom designed from wood, rather than marble, textures. The end result is a sumptuous study in chic minimalism with a very clean look. But, the design elements […]

Andaz Sky Suite

InterContinental Osaka

Three-Bedroom Residence Why We Love It: Embodying typical Japanese styling, the suite’s contemporary design is heavy on the use of natural stone, sleek wood, and glass paired with neutral tones for a soothing aesthetic. The commodious, double-height balcony with private sun loungers and dining table offers bird’s-eye views of Osaka. Square Footage: 1,776 Rate: $5,875 Director of Guest Services Jerome […]

JOËL ROBUCHON, TOKYO

Cuisine: French Celebrated French chef Joël Robuchon has been honored by the gastronomic elite with an astonishing array of awards, including the world record for the most Michelin stars—with the Château earning the full three. A sophisticated, rich purple interior creates the hallmark Robuchon dining concept of ‘convivalité’ which champions culinary excellence within a casual but elegant setting. It offers […]

Joël Robuchon, Tokyo

Kanda

Cuisine: Japanese A gourmet jewel hidden within the quiet residential streets of Roppongi, the entrance to Kanda is easily missed with only a small wooden plaque hanging unassumingly by the door. Inside, simplicity reigns in both the chic minimalist décor and the high quality cuisine. There are no avant-garde techniques or flights of fancy here – just pure ingredients artfully […]

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PALACE HOTEL TOKYO

  PALACE SUITE Square Footage: 2,260 Rate: About $8,810 Why We Love It: A whopping $1.2 billion rebuild transformed this Tokyo classic, which reopened in May just across the moat from the Imperial Palace gardens. Its richly appointed Palace Suite, inundated with natural light through massive windows, blooms with leafy motifs that echo the verdant gardens outdoors. A sizable terrace […]

RESTAURANT QUINTESSENCE

Cuisine: French Signature dishes: Goat milk bavarois with Chef’s favorite olive oil; Meringue ice cream Walls of deep bronze and chairs of sumptuous Italian leather mirror the attention to detail and level of quality in Restaurant Quintessence. With a menu based on seasonal produce, Quintessence champions a deep respect and connection with the ingredients, using extensive cooking techniques to extract […]

Dessert , Restaurant Quintessence

ST. REGIS OSAKA

ROYAL SUITE Square Footage: 2,510 Rate: From $865 Why We Love It: An immaculate Calacata d’Oro marble master bathroom with glittering city views, working fireplace and a leather-lined walk-in closet large enough to satisfy even the most voracious fashionista await guests of this new suite, which opened its doors last October. General Manager Tetsuya Ishihara 81-6-6258-3333 tetsuya.ishihara@stregis.com www.stregis.com/osaka

Royal suite St. Regis Osaka

The 19 Best Restaurants in Tokyo

By Andy Hayler

With more Michelin stars than any other city on earth, Tokyo is a restaurant dream. Japan has perhaps the finest ingredients in the world, and chefs who know how to put them to best use in a vast range of cooking styles. Many of our readers will already be aware of Japanese cuisine, with sushi becoming one of the mainstays […]

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THE RITZ-CARLTON, OKINAWA

THE RITZ-CARLTON SUITE Square Footage:1,614 Rate: About $5,744 Why We Love It: Do like the locals and vacation on Okinawa, where Japan’s first luxury Ritz-Carlton debuted in May. Its best accommodation, dressed in clean lines and muted hues, reflects the peaceful, gracious nature of the island’s natives. Stretch out on your 1,073-square-foot Jacuzzi terrace (where ocean and fairway vistas delight), […]