Aman Comes to Kyoto

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.

Most Memorable Wine and Spirit Tastings

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.

Video: Kyoto's Monkey Park

For travelers looking for a different sort of wildlife experience, I would recommend Iwatayama Monkey Park in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto.

Beat the Crowds: A Day in Kyoto

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.

Indelible Memory: The Black Kites of Kyoto

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.

Shopping in Japan: Kyoto's Best Stores

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.

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.

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.

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.

New in Kyoto

Since it opened last February, the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto on the banks of the Kamo River has become the most highly praised Western-style hotel in Kyoto.

New & Noteworthy, May 2015

Andrew Harper shares noteworthy news, like the opening of La Reserve Paris, reopening of L'Albereta Spa, a new hotel in the Andaman Islands and a new Kyoto inn.

Andrew Harper's Favorite Architecturally Inspiring Destinations: Part Two

Moscow: "European, Asian and Stalinist architecture all in one place; an illustration of Russia's schizophrenic personality." -AH

10 Architecturally Inspiring Destinations

There are beautiful buildings, and then there is architecture so imbued with history and culture it takes your breath away. Here, Andrew Harper recounts 10 of his favorite locations where the architecture reveals the spirit and the story of a place; where it is an essential and inspiring part of the travel experience.