Further cementing his place as the top star in Japanese architecture today, Kengo Kuma will next design a luxury hotel in Ginza set to open in early 2020. In addition to designing the new Yamanote ...
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West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) will debut a luxury sleeper train in June 2017. First announced in 2014, the Twilight Express Mizukaze is billed as "a hotel rolling through the beautiful Japanese ...
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Book and Bed, the bookstore where you can stay overnight, welcomes guests to its new branch in Gion, Kyoto, on December 2nd. Somewhat confusingly called Book and Bed Tokyo Kyoto Branch, it is the ...
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Capsule hotels continue to evolve and transform. Long the preserve of curious tourists and cheap travelling workers, the capsule hotel was never priced out by internet cafes and the like until ...
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Memu Earth Hotel in Hokkaido, northern Japan, may be the most unusual hotel in Japan right now. Forget gimmicks like robots, book stores and capsules, Memu Earth Hotel relies just on Mother Nature ...
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A new inexpensive hotel will open in Kansai International Airport in March 2017 in the style of a capsule hotel. Guests to the tentatively named First Cabin Kansai Airport in the Aeroplaza complex ...
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One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the opening of the "robot hotel", Henn na Hotel, in Sasebo, where guests are served by artificial staff. The "Strange Hotel", as its name literally means, ...
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Last week we reported on the growing bookstore boom in Tokyo that has seen Book and Bed, a bookshop-hotel, become such a hit that its customized pajamas sell out in minutes. Book and Bed Tokyo ...
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Kota Hatachi of BuzzFeed News Japan has investigated a bizarre and unsettling case where Tokyo police seemed to link Airbnb with foreign terrorism. Shibuya police put up an illustrated poster ...
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We have been following recent developments in the Tokyo book store world with interest. From gimmicks like Book and Bed Tokyo -- a bookstore-themed hotel -- and the actual opportunities to stay ...
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Animal cafes continue to develop in Japan. Not content with just cat cafes of all varieties, there are also cafes with rabbits and hedgehogs. One of the most popular types of animal cafe is the ...
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Capsule hotels are one of the most iconic things about Japan but are an increasingly rare breed now since their old business model started to be undercut by all-night internet cafes. They are also ...
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Opening March 5th, BnA hotel Koenji is "a project that turns the entire creative city of Koenji into an art hotel." Bed & Art Project's new facility is self-proclaimed as the "wackiest new ...
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Tokyo has a new art fair opening next month and its first hotel-based one since the demise of [email protected] in 2009. Art in Park Hotel Tokyo runs for two days from March 12th to March 13th, ...
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The gentrification of east Tokyo continues with the opening of Bunka Hostel Tokyo in December. As we have already seen with the likes of hostel and "bar lounge" Nui and dining hub Mirror, the old ...
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