March 2016 Hideaway Report

In this issue, Andrew Harper shares luxury travel recommendations from a recent trip to Japan. Over the course of the month, we will also be releasing Mr. Harper's trip report from Hong Kong, new itineraries and more.


The Civilized Pleasures of Japan

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.

Shopping in Japan for Cooks and Food-Lovers

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.

Japanese Beef

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.

The Raku Museum

Fans of Japanese ceramics shouldn't miss this exhibition of Raku ware, which has been made by the Raku family since 1574.

Best Hotel Restaurants in Tokyo

Below you will find our eight favorite Tokyo restaurants. However, on this trip our most memorable dining experiences were at hotels.

A Perfect Day Out in Hakone

A refreshing and stylish weekend getaway, Hakone offers fresh air and beautiful scenery, including, on clear days, a view of Mount Fuji on the horizon.

New & Noteworthy, March 2016

Mr. Harper reports on travel news from around the world including Little Dix, Six Senses Duoro Valley's opening, new Bali resorts and trekking in Peru.

Last Word: MedjetAssist’s New “Horizon” Benefits

Consider MedjetAssist, which arranges air medical transportation to your home-country hospital of choice if you become injured or serious ill while traveling.

Letter From the Editor, March 2016

Andrew Harper reveals details about the hotels, regions and destinations of Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Hong Kong featured in the March 2016 Hideaway Report.

Hong Kong Hotels

Two boutique hotels in Hong Kong reviewed in the March 2016 issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report.

Hong Kong Boutique Hotels

In a city with two of the world's greatest grand hotels, The Peninsula and the Mandarin Oriental, it might seem perverse to go looking for alternatives.

Preserving Hong Kong's Past

While new high-rise construction proceeds at a dizzying pace, I was delighted to find that attempts have been made to preserve significant historic structures.

Two Small Museums of Note: Tea Museum and Chop Museum

Just a short walk from The Upper House, Hong Kong Park contains two fascinating small museums.

Hong Kong Restaurants

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.

Walking Tour: The Best of Old Hong Kong

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.

Japan Gastronomy Photo Tour

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.