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Things to Do in Tokyo

The Perfect Cup

Food and Drink

The Perfect Cup

Terra Kaffe’s espresso machine elevates your morning ritual with the press of a...

The Perfect Pour

Wine and Spirits

The Perfect Pour

A deep dive into the world of Macallan Scotch whisky.

Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

Novelist Paul Auster observed that Tokyo (the backdrop for the fashion portfolio “Tokyo Story”) combines the sprawl of L.A. with the density of Manhattan. It’s that vast and overstuffed with superlatives and people. The metropolitan area is the most populous in the world, with about 35 million inhabitants. It’s also one of the most functional 21st-century cities. Crime is low, streets are clean and trains arrive on the minute. It has more top restaurants than any other city (in fact, in January, Noma is closing its Copenhagen restaurant and decamping to Tokyo’s Mandarin Oriental for a sabbatical) and will host the 2020 Olympics. But the reason to visit now is to appreciate omotenashi—Japanese-style hospitality—as the city prepares to welcome the world.


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