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  • Today's Top Headlines: May 21, 2012

    From the Olympic torch's international flight to Miami's self-billed gay resort's trip up to Manhattan and the Costa Concordia's final pull out of the water, we're reading about it all.

    Posted by Nicole Campoy on May 21, 2012 at 11:59:06 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Top Travel Rewards from Airline, Hotel, and Credit Card Programs

    Spring is in the air and summer vacation is just on the horizon, making it prime time for travel rewards holders to cash in their points and miles for trips. Whether you've racked up rewards credits via airline, hotel, or credit card programs, lots of juicy trips are currently up for grabs.

    Posted by Cathleen McCarthy on April 20, 2012 at 11:43:46 AM EDT in Deals, Rewards Programs, Travel Tips
  • Palace Hotel Tokyo to Open Next Month

    Where the old Palace Hotel in Tokyo once stood, the new Palace Hotel Tokyo is set to open its doors next month with unparalleled views of the Imperial Palace.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on April 19, 2012 at 5:05:58 PM EDT in News, Hotels
  • Deal Celebrates First Ever Direct Flights from Boston to Asia

    Japanese travel agency KIE/Kintetsu International, in partnership with Japan Airlines, is now offering travelers a multi-day package that includes the first ever non-stop flights from Boston to Tokyo.

    Posted by Kimberly Jaso on February 15, 2012 at 5:53:24 PM EST in Deals, News, Trip Ideas
  • Japan Travel Update: What You Need to Know

    March's earthquake and resulting tsunami caused massive destruction along the coast of north-eastern Honshu but had a relatively modest impact on the rest of the country. Thanks to our team of Japan updaters, here's a summary of the affected areas and what you need to know about the ongoing rebuilding and repair.

    Posted by Doug Stallings on June 14, 2011 at 11:30:05 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: samoaair, Samoa Air
  • Japan Travel News: New Flight Cancellation Policies

    Many airlines have announced low-to-no-fee travel waivers, re-booking, or cancellation options in the wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Some tickets can only be changed for a limited time, and can't be rebooked online, so it's best to act now. Plus, direct from our forums, travelers share their thoughts on their upcoming Japan trips.

    Posted by Cate Starmer on March 14, 2011 at 4:18:43 PM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Anthony Bourdain, july4
  • Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Update

    At 2:46pm local time, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan. "The Ring of Fire" is unfortunately living up to its name. Combined with the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, the devastation in Japan proves that the Pacific Rim is where many of the world's most deadly and unpredictable seismic events occur. While there's a lot we still don't know about the Japan earthquake, here are a few things we do know.

    Posted by Cate Starmer on March 11, 2011 at 8:21:12 AM EST in Travel Tips Tagged: Santa Barbara, beaujolais
  • Trim the fat from Tokyo's hi-tech vending machines.

    Japan's vending machines, ubiquitous and indicative of the technology-rich culture, aren't exactly healthful—offering sugar-laden coffee, colas, and even alcohol. However, new machines are geared toward the health-conscious. Dole installed banana dispensers around Shibuya Station in Tokyo, targeting hurried commuters with no time for breakfast. The fruit is lightly refrigerated and gently lowered to the opening to avoid bruising. Single bananas and bunches are available.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on February 10, 2011 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips Tagged: San Juan, history
  • Fall Festivals in Japan: From Sumo to the Tokyo Motor Show

    Japan's warm fall days—without summer's humidity or winter's dampness—and dazzling foliage are reason enough to schedule an autumn visit. But October and November are also the perfect time to experience Japanese culture. Athletic events and festivals abound. Here are a few of the top fall events to check out if you're in the Land of the Rising Sun.

    Posted by Stephanie Butler on September 16, 2009 at 10:13:24 AM EDT in Events Tagged: El Salvador, sanantonio, History
  • Eating Well in Japan: Snapshots from Fodor's Members

    Fodor's "Show Us Your Japan" photo contest runs through March 16th and based on the entries that we've received so far, it's apparent that our members enjoyed a diverse range of dining experiences. Here are just a few of the food-related images that have been submitted so far.... Submit your photo for a chance to win travel bags from Timbuk2, or view the contest slideshow.... "This was our sons first visit to Japan to see his grandparents. We stayed at local traditional bed and breakfast that required us to dress in Kimono's. We ate a style of dinner called Kaiseki. Kaiseki is a type of art form that balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food. We stayed here for about a week before taking off exploring. A wonderful exposure for my son who is half Japanese, we had a blast."
    Submitted by bray99
    Location: Hakone
    From the Forums: Lodging in Hakone?

    "Walking through a market in Tokyo--items are displayed so artistically."
    Submitted by cynstalker
    Location: Tokyo
    Exploring Tokyo: Feasting


    Posted by Fodor's Community Members on March 04, 2009 at 12:35:50 PM EST in Trip Ideas Tagged: Italy, mississippi