Tokyo

Ghosts of battles past in Shimonoseki

Ghosts of battles past in Shimonoseki

In Shimonoseki's former battlegrounds, samurai duels, naval battles, dragon gods and other tales of bloodshed rest uneasily on the fishing town's present-day placid waters
Erika Sawajiri: Inside the head of Japan's outspoken star

Erika Sawajiri: Inside the head of Japan's outspoken star

Self-important brat or liberated artist? The controversial singer and actress Erika Sawajiri once again breaks ranks to denounce her 'outdated' industry
Earth Celebration: Taiko drums and communal life on a remote Japanese island

Earth Celebration: Taiko drums and communal life on a remote Japanese island

On Sado Island Corsican polyphonic singers meet the Kodo drummers
Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?
Article

Style over substance: Do celebrity chefs matter?

They appear in endless TV shows, books, personal appearances, even a "world summit" for chefs. But should we even care?
Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Secrets of a Miss Universe maker

Ines Ligron, the beauty expert behind Japan's success in recent Miss Universe pageants, reveals how compliments, wigs and being in love can help a Japanese girl blossom
Au Yeung Ping Chi: Making art for Hong Kong's fashionable dead

Au Yeung Ping Chi: Making art for Hong Kong's fashionable dead

Au Yeung Ping Chi creates iPhones, Gucci bags and spicy chicken wings out of paper for hip, young dead people
Tamagawa River: Don't fight Tokyo, just go with the flow

Tamagawa River: Don't fight Tokyo, just go with the flow

Follow the Tamagawa River for golf, tennis, fishing and other stress-purging pursuits only minutes from central Tokyo
'Drainspotting' in Japan: The lowest form of art

'Drainspotting' in Japan: The lowest form of art

Manhole covers and maintenance holes reveal Japan's urban art on the ground
A natural and cultural road trip through Japan

A natural and cultural road trip through Japan

CNNGo reader Angela Perrone visits hot springs, winding rivers, waterfalls and surf schools in a road trip covering four prefectures and four major points of interest in Shikoku
Summersonic: Japan's biggest music festival delivers on Tokyo's doorstep

Summersonic: Japan's biggest music festival delivers on Tokyo's doorstep

Jay-Z and Stevie Wonder come to town -- at Japan's most clinical summer festival
Tales from a professional fighter in Tokyo: Stewart Fulton

Tales from a professional fighter in Tokyo: Stewart Fulton

The second in our Making it in Japan column tracks Stewart Fulton's progress from wide-eyed new boy to professional fighter at a martial arts dojo in Japan
CNN Partner Hotels