Like hotels, bars should feel like they are somewhere, not just anywhere. These five bars we visited in 2019 stood out in our memories as exceptional.
Evaluating the world's best hotels is great, but it's just as delightful to test out top restaurants. Of the hundreds we tried, these were the best.
Aman Resorts is scheduled to open a property in Kyoto, in November. The resort is set in the verdant and secluded foothills of Hidari Daimonji mountain.
Hideaway Report editors often find themselves at the point where the hotel website collides with reality. Here are our biggest disappointments of the year.
As well as finding unusual wines in unexpected places on our travels this year, we tasted notable gins in Belgium and a range of remarkable sakes in Japan.
For travelers looking for a different sort of wildlife experience, I would recommend Iwatayama Monkey Park in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto.
In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.
The Japanese have a way of making everything cute. Their trains are no exception. We rode the Anpanman-themed train from Kyoto to Matsuyama.
Of all the Hideaway Report articles we published this year, readers found these 10 -- about Italy, Morocco, Japan and more -- to be their favorites.
Kyoto draws hordes of tour groups every day. As in many of the world's most touristy spots, the best idea is to start early. Here's a daylong itinerary.
A happy accident involving "black kites" and a sandwich on the banks of the Katsura River ends up feeling like a Kyoto rite of passage.
Shirakawa-go is one of the best places to see traditional gassho-zukuri buildings, the steeply pitched thatched-roof houses still in use today.
Hakone is a popular day trip from Tokyo. This round course itinerary takes in the major sites via a gondola ride and a pirate ship ferry.
Get ready for a trip to Japan with our Spotify playlist, featuring everything from upbeat pop music to soothing classical from seven artists.
If you love food and design, Kyoto has some of the best shopping in the world. Here are highlights from our most recent trip to Japan.
Our editor visits Japan and stays at four of the country’s famous onsen ryokan (hot-spring inns) in Tokyo, Takayama, Matsuyama and Hakone,
For the November 2018 issue, our editor explored onsen ryokan in Japan. A new property occuping a high-rise in Tokyo proved to be the surprise of the trip.
For the November 2018 issue, we traveled to London and Japan. We found fine hotels in both, including a design hotel in Holborn and an onsen ryokan in Tokyo.
We asked our well-traveled members which three countries or regions are currently topping their bucket lists. Their answers were as exotic as expected.
Andrew Harper points to notable luxury travel news, like the new Aman Onsen Resort a restored Casa Grande and a lavish aviation lounge in South Africa.
Andrew Harper shares the "Last Look" photo from the March Hideaway Report as the editors travel to new destinations in the next issue.
In Hong Kong, food is a constant topic of conversation. As disposable income has increased with a thriving economy, so too has the number of high-end options.
Despite the forests of towers sprouting up on both sides of Victoria Harbour, there are areas of Hong Kong that remain as they have for decades.
As usual, there were an abundance of beautiful pictures from our March issue. Explore the culinary delights from Andrew Harper's trip to Japan, below.
The March Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper's travels to Japan, where he evaluates new luxury hotels and resorts.
The world could do with a lot more places like Japan. This was a thought that recurred constantly during a wonderful two-week trip I made last fall.
There are more than 80,000 restaurants in Tokyo, and Kappabashi-dori, a street in the Asakusa neighborhood, is where their chefs come when they need cookware.
The current popularity of Wagyu beef around the world has drawn attention to Japan's traditions of producing distinctive meat from local breeds of cattle.
Fans of Japanese ceramics shouldn’t miss this exhibition of Raku ware, which has been made by the Raku family since 1574.
Below you will find our eight favorite Tokyo restaurants. However, on this trip our most memorable dining experiences were at hotels.