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$50 Million Japanese Sleeper Train Slated for 2017 from Ferrari Designer Ken Okuyama

Jun 30, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Come spring 2017, a new Japanese luxury train will be unveiled from Ferrari Designer ken Okuyama with JR East called Cruise Train. The 34-passenger locomotive will include 10 cars including two lead cars with glass walls and observation areas, a dining car and a lounge car. 

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Live on a Suspended Cloud Overlooking the Yatsugatake Mountains

Jan 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to my dream house, I want something overlooking the ocean or overlooking the mountains — either way, it has to be remote. Though I live in a big city now, I grew up in a small town and once you've experienced deathly silent nights and skies lit up by stars, you definitely miss it. 

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Inflatable Ark Nova Symphony Hall Brings Happiness to Tsunami-Ravaged Japan

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Not only is music great when you need to cut loose after a long day at work, it has the unbelievable ability to transcend societal boundaries and actually make you feel better on a chemical level. When terrible things happen, listening to music will get your brain to release dopamine (the feel-good chemical) and cause your blood vessels to actually relax — among a myriad of other effects.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Slated to Open its Doors in February 2014

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Japan just got even better with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto. Due to open in February 2014, the luxury property is an urban resort that pays tribute to the city's rich culture.... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto, Japan Being Built for $318 Million

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Apparently Kyoto is craving more luxury hotels and Malaysia's RHB Bank Bhd is answering the need with the introduction of a 186-room Four Seasons Hotel. Now one of the world's most popular tourist destinations will have another high-end western style hotel in the ancient Japanese city, besides the Hyatt Regency. Malaysian property-to-retail conglomerate Berjaya Corp is building a Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Kyoto at a cost of about 25 billion yen ($318 million), tapping demand for high-grade western hotels in Japan's ancient city.... Read More

Restaurants at Palace Hotel Tokyo Show Michelin Star Potential

Sep 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  2 Comments

The much anticipated opening for the Palace Hotel Tokyo took place only four months ago, yet it has already become a favorite for travelers and locals alike. Since its May 2012 debut, the Palace Hotel has been focused on giving guests an authentic experience in Japanese hospitality.... Read More

Olympic Host Cities After the Games | From London to Sydney (Photos)

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Host cities are expected to marshal tremendous resources in a relatively short time-span to create state-of-the-art constructions, first-class athletic facilities and streamlined infrastructure–all of which is under a worldwide spotlight during the Olympic Games. But these are not set pieces, to be broken down after the curtain falls.... Read More

Olympic Facilities After the Games

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Olympic host cities are expected to marshal tremendous resources in a relatively short time-span to create state-of-the-art constructions, first-class athletic facilities and streamlined infrastructure–all of which is under a worldwide spotlight during the Games. But these are not set pieces, to be broken down after the curtain falls. Olympic facilities stand for decades, often even outlasting the public memory that once upon a time, the Games came here.... Read More

Ritz-Carlton Opens its First Luxury Hotel in Japan

May 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Ritz-Carlton has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa, is in an area that is relatively unexplored by many international luxury travelers. The new hotel has 97 modern guestrooms. There are two deluxe suites with sweeping views that overlook the East China Sea as well as the Kise Country Club. "We are delighted to be able to bring our first true luxury resort hotel to Japan to complement our city hotels in Tokyo and Osaka," said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. "We have no doubt that Okinawa has the potential to be a resort island of true international appeal, attracting visitors from all... Read More

Palace Hotel Tokyo Will Debut First Evian Spa in Japan

Apr 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Palace Hotel Tokyo will be the first hotel to have an Evian Spa in Japan. The hotel is the anchor of the $1.2 billion multi-use development. The hotel near the Imperial Palace has 10 new restaurants and bars with cuisine that ranges from Japanese and Chinese to French fare. The new luxury hotel, which opens May 17, 2012, has 290 rooms available for guests that have been placed in 12 separate categories. "There is only one Tokyo, and there will only be one experience like the Palace Hotel," said Takashi Kobayashi, the president of the Palace Hotel Tokyo. "From the Aji stones at our entrance to the linens in our guest rooms, from the omotenashi at first encounter to the general management, we're celebrating an unfiltered appreciation of our country's culture."... Read More

Hublot & Ferrari's The Big Bang Ferrari Watch Makes Public Debut in Japan

Mar 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The collaborative efforts of Hublot and Ferrari made its public debut this month at in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The Big Bang Ferrari wristwatch was formally introduced at the Ferrari Racing Days Suzuka 2012 at the Suzuka International Racing Course.... Read More

Leading Hotels of The World Welcomes Palace Hotel Tokyo in May

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Palace Hotel Tokyo will open on May 17, 2012, as it has completed a $1.2 billion redevelopment. The luxury hotel has been accepting reservations for its grand opening since February 1. The deluxe, 23-story hotel has 290 guestrooms in six categories... Read More

9 Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

Mar 6, 2012  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

No matter the travel destination, arriving somewhere new with a good handle on the local language is really helpful. Skipping the charades-style hand gesticulating and the awkward stumbling through the native tongue makes for much easier communication — and it’s also much more fun.... Read More

Seafood Adventures Across the Globe

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Whether it's extra-peppery mignonette sauce for their Fanny Bay oysters or traditional Portuguese Bacalhau at Easter supper, seafood lovers are particular about their favorites, and will often go great distances to enjoy them. But for those extra-avid eaters, here’s a roundup of singular experiences that go beyond merely a fine meal, and create a whole adventure around the eventual mouthwatering prize.... Read More

Houshi Inn of Japan and its 1,300-Year Legacy

Nov 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Rana Babac

Houshi Inn in Japan — at 1,300 years of age and 46 generations of ownership — is the oldest inn in the world as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1994.... Read More

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